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April Contest

The theme for the April contest is “Camaraderie.” Our judges will be Helga Kidder judging poetry and Lee Ann Gillen judging fiction and nonfiction, assisted by Kate Landers.  Helga Kidder lives in the Tennessee hills with her husband. She was awarded an MFA from Vermont College. Her poems appeared in Poetry Quarterly, American Diversity Report,… Continue Reading →

Two Authors Presentation

Ray Zimmerman will interview Finn Bille and Helga Kidder about their most recent books in a zoom meeting, Saturday, April 24 at 10:00 AM Eastern USA Helga’s latest poetry collection, Loving the Dead, won the 2020 Blue Light Press Book Award. Fin’s most recent book, The King’s Coin won accolades from the Danish American Heritage… Continue Reading →

Poets Stage

A collaboration between the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild and Rhyme N Chatt The Poets Stage is an online performance poetry competition. All the details, rules, and entry form at: POETS STAGE

Poetry Workshop

Poetic Soundscapes and the “Felt Quality” of a Word Presenter: Carrie Meadows Time: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (eastern time), via Zoom Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members Our workshops are a relaxing intimate experience with fellow writers! We log into Zoom at 10:45 am for introductions, enjoy a craft session from 11… Continue Reading →

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 →

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