News & Events
Friday, November 4: 7:30 - 9 p.m. Open Mic at Barnes and Noble - the last one of the year, be sure and take advantage of this opportunity (open to the public). Hosted by KB Ballentine.
Saturday, November 12:
CWG Fall Workshop
This year we plan to have two tracks: Creating ("Right Brain") and Polishing ("Left Brain"). The cost will be $65 for non-members, $50 for members, and $30 for students (with ID). This fee includes lunch along with exposure to professionals in the field of writing.
("RB")Jeff Hardin, John C. Mannone, Kelle Z. Riley, and
("LB") Grace Beam, Alissa McGowan, and Ashley Wright
Everyone who has attended the workshop in past years has been enthusiastic about the value of the experience. Put it on your calendar now and watch the newsletter for more details, or click here.
(Registration deadline is Nov. 4, 2016)
Now through November 16, 2016: Submissions are being accepted for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's Festival of New Plays
Join our Meetup group for exclusive events, including our monthly New Member Happy Hour!
Benefits of Membership
Learn more about the perks of joining the CWG here.
Membership is $30 per year ($15 per year for students), due in September.
Joint membership in the CWG and Knoxville Writers' Guild is $40.
Dues can be paid at the annual meeting, mailed, or purchased with a credit card online.
Or send a check to:
Chattanooga Writers' Guild
2288 Gunbarrel Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Members - please let us know when you have writing successes so that we can share your good news!
KB Ballentine won the Libba Moore Gray Award For Poetry in the 2016 KWG Writing Contest with her poem "Permanence has Nothing to Do with Love." This poem was also accepted by the Haight-Ashbury Journal in San Francisco, CA.
John C. Mannone has had several publication successes recently:
"Stellar Quake," is appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine has one of his Waffle House Poems, "Old Men," now live here.
Gyroscope Review has his poem, "Dignity of Sleep," in the special Honor Section on page 21.
As a frequent contributor of GoodNews Christian Magazine, he is fortunate to have a seasonally appropriate nonfiction article published, "Commercialization Of Christmas: It Might Not Be A Bad Thing After All" (page 46 of the October Issue)
And forthcoming in Open Earth II-Ecopoetry (edited by Susann Moeller, Pudding Magazine Publications, 2016) are 5 poems: "Wild River" (about the Kingston sludge accident), "Resurrection" (about Appalachia), "The Resculpting" (about global warming), "Ichor" (about lake pollution) and "War of the Worlds" (about light pollution).