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Monthly Contest: Feb-March

Our theme for February’s contest was “Hope” and our judge was Finn Bille. Out of 7 entries, our winner is KB Ballentine with her poem “March.”  KB Ballentine’s seventh collection, Edge of the Echo, is scheduled to launch in the Spring of 2021 with Iris Press. Her earlier books can be found with Blue Light Press,… Continue Reading →

February Contest

Our theme for February 2021 is “Hope.” Our judge will be Finn Bille, assisted by Karen Phillips and Kate Landers. Finn has been writing poetry since his teenage years in Copenhagen, Denmark. His published poetry collections are Waking Dreams, Elsinore, Denmark, 1986; Rites of the Earth, Chattanooga, TN, 1994; Fire Poems, Chattanooga, TN, 2011; and The King’s Coin: Danish-American Poems,… Continue Reading →

Workshop: Seth Michelson

Join us on Saturday February 20 for a workshop led by Seth Michelson. Seth Michelson is an award-winning poet, translator, and professor of poetry (more below). Website (Note: I attended a session with Seth recently in a UTC Poetry class and his passion for the creative spirit, his love of poetry, and encouragement of the… Continue Reading →

North Georgia Writers Group

Recorded interview with North Georgia Writers Group featuring: Barbara Tucker, Becky Wooley, Devereaux Chivington-Stebbins, and Pamela Pettyjohn, with host Mark Anderson. During the global health crisis of 2020 CWG has not been able to meet in the Chattanooga City Library, so we have been recording interviews with our members. We want to make all of… Continue Reading →

January Contest

Open now for submissions to the January monthly contest. The CWG monthly contest is free to all CWG members, awards $25- to each winner, publishes the winning pieces on the CWG website, and in The Pulse online magazine. See complete rules here: Our theme for January is “Uncertainty.” Our judge will be Ann Thornfield-Long, assisted… Continue Reading →

December Contest Winner

Our theme for December’s contest was “Closure.” Winners of the CWG monthly contest receive $25- award and the piece is published here on the CWG website, and in The Pulse online magazine. Ray Zimmerman won (for the second time!) for his creative non-fiction entry The Dance of Leaves. Ray Zimmerman began writing freelance journalism in 1988, He… Continue Reading →

Winter Writers Workshop

Saturday January 23, 2021; an online interactive presentation John C. Mannone presents: The Intersection of Science with Art with a focus on Literary Arts This workshop is based on the premise that society as a whole should remove disconnections between science and art, and will explore why our understanding of writing should fuse science with… Continue Reading →

December Contest

Our theme for December is “Closure.” Our judge will be KB Ballentine, assisted by Calvin Beam and Chris Wood. KB teaches creative writing, theatre arts, and literature to high school and college students. She has an M.A. in Writing and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and publications, including Atlanta… Continue Reading →

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