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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 →

May Contest

May’s contest theme is “Renewal.” Our judge will be Lee Ann Gillen, assisted by Tim Butler and Finn Bille. Lee Ann Gillen has work published in Pinesong, Bay Leaf, Windhover and the CWG 2019 and 2020 Anthologies. She enjoys reading and writing in many genres, and often includes nature, science, and humor in her poetry and… Continue Reading →

Workshop: SpokenWord

Rhea Carmon presents: Performance Poets – The modern day Griots Saturday May 22, online Zoom 10:45 to 2:30 These workshops in the series designed by John C. Mannone have been wonderful intimate experiences with fellow writers. CWG member rate $10- and nonmember rate $15-. Abstract: Spokenword poetry, hip hop, and slam all originated from the… Continue Reading →

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 →


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