Monthly Events for 2022-2023

Please join us for our Monthly Meetings! These meetings are always the second Tuesday of the month at 6 PM (unless otherwise described below), and are free and open to the public. They may be virtual, in-person, or a hybrid. If it’s not listed below, please check our Facebook Page or search under our Latest News for the most up-to-date information on where the meeting will be held for a specific month. Our Meetings are great opportunities to meet other writers in your community. Come share what you’ve been working on!

Our Monthly Meetings usually include a Program. We invite established writers, educators, networkers, editors, promoters, publishers, and other professionals to share their tips for success with us. This is a service we offer to anyone who wishes to improve their craft or learn more about different aspects of writing and the writing industry.

Workshops are usually held on Saturdays, and have a small fee. CWG members receive a discount. Workshops are led by the same quality presenters listed above, but include the opportunity for attendees to practice the craft with the presenters. There is usually time to share and receive feedback, as well.

September 13, 2022 – Annual Meeting & Election of a new Board. In person at the Ringgold Church of the Nativity, 1201 Cross St, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742 at 6:00 PM. On September 28th we will be at the Soddy Daisy Community Library from 6:30 to 8:00 Eastern for a cozy evening of reading, sharing, and community. A few of our authors published in our latest anthology will be available to answer questions and discuss their winning short stories and poems.

October, 2022 – On October 11th, Calvin Beam will lead a program about how to get the most from your critique group. On October 29th, the CWG will participate in the Soddy Daisy Community Library Trunk-or-Treat.

November, 2022 – On November 8th, Randy Nabors and Deveraux Chivington will lead a program about the “Path to Publication: A Writer’s Story.” Join us at The Edney Innovation Center on the 5th Floor in the large conference room. The doors open at 6:00 pm EST and the program will begin at 6:30. If you cannot attend in person, join virtually by clicking on this LINK

On November 14th, grab your friends and family for the Dine to Donate Fundraiser at the Texas Roadhouse in Hixson. Support us by presenting this flyer at the Hixson location and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your total food purchase to the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild!

December, 2022 – On December 3rd, come join us at Mainx24! The CWG will be at the Poets and Pickers Porch Party starting at 1 PM for an Open-Mic. You can sign up by emailing cynthia.young@chattanoogawritersguild.org, or just some stop by for a listen!

Our annual Holiday Party will be on Monday, December 12th (there will not be a Tuesday Monthly Meeting in December.) Please join us from 6 – 8 PM Eastern on the 5th floor of the Edney Innovation Building at 1100 Market Street.

January 10, 2023 – Christian J. Collier will join us online to discuss the topic of “Submissions.” Join us at The Edney Innovation Center on the 5th Floor in the large conference room. The doors open at 6:00 pm EST and the program will begin at 6:30. If you want to join virtually, use this link: meet.google.com/okg-sejh-ifm

February 14, 2023 – KB Ballentine will give a presentation on “Blurbs and Bios.” Join us at The Edney Innovation Center on the 5th Floor in the large conference room. The doors open at 6:00 pm EST and the program will begin at 6:30. If you want to join virtually, use this link: meet.google.com/bfd-qmum-uap.

March 14, 2023 – TBD

April 11, 2023 – Lakweshia Ewing-Jljewing will give a presentation on self-publishing.

May 9, 2023 – Marsha Mills and Kelly Hanwright will give a presentation on self-publishing.

June 13, 2023 – Paul Luikart will give a presentation on how to make a collection of short stories and poems.

July 11, 2023 – Mandy L. Cantrell will give a presentation titled, Five Steps from Recreational Writer to Published Author, where she will share the process of marketing a self-published series while producing a traditionally published stand-alone novel, all within a year’s time.

August 8, 2023 – TBD

September 12, 2023 – Annual Meeting & Elections. More details TBD.

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