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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 →

June Program

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)…. Continue Reading →

May Meeting – In Person

After 14 months of virtual monthly meetings we will return to in person meetings! 6pm Tuesday, May 11 at the picnic area at Audubon Acres in East Brainerd, Chattanooga. This is an outdoor area with plenty of space for distancing. Bring your own picnic (no alcohol). There are picnic tables and benches but you may… Continue Reading →

CWG Annual Spring Contest

The 2021 Spring Writing Contest is open for submissions! This event is open to both members and nonmembers. Participants have the opportunity to win cash prizes and are considered for publication in our annual anthology. This contest is open to all writers, ages 18 and older, living within 70 miles of Chattanooga, and all current Chattanooga Writers’… Continue Reading →

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