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Happy 20th Birthday CWG!

The 1st meeting of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild was September 11, 2001; yes that tragic day. The small group or writers decided to meet in spite of that day’s events and the group began to grow. So this month marks 20 years of supporting writers, contributing to the creative spirit of our Chattanooga, changes in… Continue Reading →

August Contest Winner

Our theme for August’s contest was “Memories” and our winner is BeBe Lefkoff with her fiction story “Little White Mercies.”  Bebe Lefkoff lives in Chattanooga with her husband, son, and a slightly demented killer Miniature Australian Shepherd.  She is a happily retired school teacher. Her books are available at Extasybooks.com or on Amazon under the nom de plum,… Continue Reading →

Monthly Contest: July – August

Our theme for July’s contest was “Redemption” and our winner is J. Lawrence Bateman with his fiction story “Fatherhood.”  J. Lawrence Bateman is a previously unpublished writer who lives and works in Chattanooga. His hobbies include playing the cello, riding his bike, and trying to quit cigarettes. Congratulations, J. Lawrence! August’s contest theme is “Memories.” Our judge… Continue Reading →

August 2021 Program

Impossibilities of Imagination (Or Lacks Thereof) With: Bryan Thao Worra Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 6:45-8:30 pm eastern time Free to the public Zoom: LINK Poets and writers call upon a wide range of inner and external resources to express their creativity. Even after thousands of years, there is much to express, and opportunities to explore. As a… Continue Reading →

Winners Announced

CWG 2021 Spring Writing Contest winners are: Poetry 1st place: “Reading Moll Flanders” Helga Kidder 2nd place: “Blaze” Ken Harpe 3rd place: “Read House Hotel” Helga Kidder Fiction 1st Place “An Honest-to-God Miracle” Kate Landers 2nd Place      “Measure” Alexandria Brielle Kelly 3rd Place      “The Croaks are Coming” Tyler York Nonfiction First Place: “P. S. Please Still be my… Continue Reading →

Monthly Contest: June-July

Our theme for June’s contest was “Exploration” and our winner is Sherry Poff with her creative nonfiction piece, “Northeast.”  Sherry Poff grew up in the hills of West Virginia. She now lives and writes in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she interacts with a large group of students and family members. Sherry holds an MA in… Continue Reading →

Spring Writing Contest: home stretch

The deadline for submitting entries to the 2021 Spring Writing Contest is midnight Tuesday June 15. You still have time – but not much! Complete instructions and link to entry form are located on this page: CONTEST

June Contest

June’s contest theme is “Exploration.” Our judge will be Ray Zimmerman, assisted by KB Ballentine and Kelly Hanwright. 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… Continue Reading →

Winner of the May contest

Our theme for May’s contest was “Renewal” and our winner is John C. Mannone with his poem, “Mourning Routine.” John C. Mannone has poems appearing in North Dakota Quarterly, Le Menteur, Blue Fifth Review, Poetry South, Baltimore Review. A Jean Ritchie Fellowship winner in Appalachian literature (2017), he served as celebrity judge for the NFSPS (2018). His poetry won the Bloodroot award and Impressions of… Continue Reading →

June Workshop

2021 Winter Writers Workshop Series Saturday, June 19, 2021 Robert Gipe presents a workshop on character and dialog The workshop will look at character development in fiction, with particular attention to how characters talk to one another. Robert Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline (Ohio University Press, 2015), received the 2015 Weatherford Award in fiction from the Appalachian Studies… Continue Reading →

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