CWG Newsletter 10.07.2022


When I volunteered to edit the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild newsletter, I was not sure what track this would take since events and announcements are placed directly on the web page by the current officers and directors. The only thing I see missing is a column for accolades. You are welcome to send photos to accompany your announcement. I request that you send your notifications, including recent accomplishments, to

I plan to release a newsletter every two weeks. I will also include brief notifications of club news with links to the detailed announcements on the web page in case anyone missed them. If this seems redundant, let me know, and I will make a new plan. The newsletter will also be posted on the web page. A few announcements follow.

Respectfully, Ray Zimmerman

John Mannone to speak at the Southern Festival of Books

I always look forward to this festival. In my opinion, it is the best networking opportunity in our region. Exhibitors include writers’ groups, publishers, and literary magazines alongside multiple sessions with presenters. John will be in conversation with two other poets at 1:00 PM in the Nashville Public Library, conference room 3. For a schedule of events at this Nashville conference, see the website:

October Program

Calvin Beam, immediate past president of CWG, will speak on getting the most out of your critique group experience. The program is virtual, but those who wish to meet with other members can do so at The Edney Innovation Center, 5th Floor, at 6:00 PM. The program begins at 6:30. For details, see

Publication Opportunity

Authors Publish has released the most recent newsletter, which includes listings for 5 paying literary magazines.

Speaking of Critique Groups

Some have returned to live meetings, while others continue to meet virtually. A complete list of groups with information on the meeting’s time, place, and mode appears here:

Group leaders may wish to check the information to ensure it is current.

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