Please join us for our Monthly Meetings! These meetings are always the second Tuesday of the month at 6 PM, and are free and open to the public. They may be virtual, in-person, or a hybrid. We meet in the large conference room on the 5th floor of the Edney Innovation Center building, 1100 Market Street in downtown Chattanooga, unless otherwise described below. 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!
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 12, 2023 – Annual Meeting & Elections. Please join us for a potluck dinner (we’ll provide the entrées and drinks, you provide the sides and desserts), a canned food collection, a book swap (please bring it wrapped so we can play a game), open mic, and more! We will be on the 5th floor of the Edney Building, 1100 Market Street, starting at 6 PM. The Edney locks its doors at 6:30, so please do not be late!
On Saturday, September 23rd, we will have a table at Be My Neighbor Day, hosted by local PBS affiliate WTCI. Bring your kiddos and come say Hi!
October 10, 2023 – Howling Hills Publishing cofounders Terry Shaw and Brad Lifford are accepting nonfiction book proposals and will explain what they’re looking for at our October Monthly Meeting. They will also discuss their new book, 23 Tales: Appalachian Ghost Stories, Legends & Other Mysteries. They’ll be joined by three contributors to the anthology of true stories, Guild members Natalie Kimbell and Sherry Poff, along with Chattanooga native Patty Ireland. Please join us in person (the Edney locks its doors at 6:30, so do not be late!) or via Google Meet using this link: meet.google.com/cnn-yjnt-pnh
October 21, 2023 – Join us for our Fall Writing Workshop! 11:00 – 5:00 (check-in begins at 10:30) at the Second Presbyterian Church downtown. Fiction with Paul Luikart, Creative Nonfiction with Sarah Einstein, Poetry with Earl Bragg, and Publishing with Aaron Quinn of Walnut Street Publishing, and Generative Idea writing sessions. Lunch included if signed up by October 16th.
November 14, 2023 – TBD
December 12, 2023 – Holiday Party. More details TBD.
January 9, 2024 – TBD
February 13, 2024 – TBD
March 12, 2024 – TBD
April 9, 2024 – TBD
May 14, 2024 – TBD
June 11, 2024 – TBD
July 9, 2024 – TBD
August 13, 2024 – TBD
September 10, 2024 – Annual Party and Elections. More details TBD.