The CWG Monthly Program for June 2021:
An interactive panel on “Publishing and Promoting Creative Work”
An online presentation via Zoom, Tuesday June 8, 2021 (6:45 pm eastern), with emphasis on self-publishing (Finn Bille) and small press publishing (William Joseph Roberts with Three Ravens Publishing) together with tips for promotion of those works (Ray Zimmerman).
John C. Mannone will moderate the discussion and the panel will entertain questions after their introductory comments.
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Finn Bille, charter member and twice board member of CWG, has been an active member the poetry group lead by Helga Kidder since it started. His new collection, The King’s Coin: Danish-American Poems and his Fire Poems, can be purchased at Winder-Binder bookstore on Frazier Avenue in North Chattanooga. Finn has written poetry since his teenage years in Copenhagen. Most of his collections have been self-published, and he will discuss how self-publishing has worked for him. https://finnbille.com/
In a previous lifetime, William Joseph Roberts was an F-15 mechanic and Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He has traveled the world and experienced many things in his few years. He has been called a Jack-of-all-trades, a Renaissance man, and an insane squirrel wrangler by his peers during this lifetime. Since his enlistment ended, he has perused careers as an industrial and architectural designer, design engineer, and now, eclectic writer. William Joseph Roberts currently resides in the quaint southern town of Chickamauga, Georgia, with his loving wife, three freaky-smart nerd children, and a small pack of fur babies. Find him at https://threeravenspublishing.com/.
Ray Zimmerman Although Ray Zimmerman still writes occasional poetry and essays, he has made freelance journalism his primary focus. Recent articles have appeared in The Chattanooga Pulse, The Hellbender Press (Knoxville), and Appalachian Voices (Boone, North Carolina. He edits the newsletter of the Chattanooga Writers Guild and the Chattanooga Chapter, Tennessee Ornithological Society. Visit his blog at http://rayzimmrmanauthor.com/the-rains-come
John C. Mannone, poet & writer, has numerous awards in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. He’s the 2017 Jean Richie Fellow in Appalachian literature; author of four poetry collections (the latest, Sacred Flute, is forthcoming from Iris Press). He’s the poetry editor for Silver Blade, Abyss & Apex, Liquid Imagination, and the American Diversity Report, and he has over a thousand publications. John is temporarily retired from teaching physics and nuclear consulting and lives in Knoxville. Visit his Art of Poetry website http://jcmannone.wordpress.com.