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The Chattanooga Writer Newsletter of the Chattanooga Writers Guild by mattarmstrong

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        THE CHATTANOOGA WRITER
       Newsletter of the Chattanooga Writers Guild: Volume 1, No. 1, September 2001




  Sewanee Poets to Read at                                Board of Directors: The
    September Meeting                                         Search is On
Daniel Anderson and Phil Stephens will be the            Now that the Chattanooga Writers Guild has
featured readers at the Chattanooga Writers              officially begun operations, it is time to elect
Guild’s first official meeting, to be held               a Board of Directors. As Co-Founders of
September 11, 2001 in the Signal Mountain Room           the CWG, Rebecca Cook, Jennifer Watts,
of the University Center at UTC. Both poets              and Helga Kidder will organize the Board
currently teach at the University of the South in        selection process.
Sewanee, TN.
                                                         The Board of Directors will be responsible
Daniel Anderson’s poetry has appeared in                 for making decisions about Guild activities,
The New Republic, The Southern Review, Poetry,           planning and organizing Guild events, and
The Best American Poetry, The Kenyon Review,             leading the Guild forward toward
New England Review, The Hudson Review,                   establishing non-profit status and achieving
Southwest Review and others, and has been                the many goals set out in its statement of
featured on National Public Radio’s “The Writer’s        purpose.
Almanac.” His first collection of poems, January
Rain, was published by Story Line Press in 1997.         If you are interested in serving on the Board
He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of          of Directors, please contact Jennifer Watts
English at the University of the South in Sewanee,       (Poetrose77@aol.com), Rebecca Cook
Tennessee.                                               (godlikepoet@home.com), or Helga Kidder
                                                         (helga.kidder@att.net).
Philip Stephens is the author of a collection
of poems, The Determined Days (The Overlook
Press, 2000), which was a finalist for the Pen
Center USA West Award and the winner of the
                                                            Guild Launches Website
Sewanee Writers' Series competition. His
chapbook, The Signalmen, received the Hanks              The Chattanooga Writers Guild is online now,
Chapbook Award from the St. Louis Poetry Center          thanks to Dale Cook, who has been kind enough
in 1999. He was educated at the University of            to set aside some free time on the weekends to
Missouri at Columbia, The Johns Hopkins                  work on the site. Dale works full time for Shaw
University, and the University of California at          Industries as a systems analyst, and is pleased to
Irvine, and his writing has appeared in such             be designing CWG’s website.
publications as Agni, Southwest Review, North
American Review, and The Oxford American.                Look for exciting changes and expansions of the
Currently, he is the creative writing administrator      site over the next few weeks:
at Sewanee, where he also teaches.                       www.chattanoogawritersguild.org
    The Chattanooga Writer, Vol. 1, No. 1, September 2001                                Page 2 of 4



       Beginnings: The Founders of the
         Chattanooga Writers Guild                                                   PURPOSE:
On Wednesday, July 11th, 2001, writers of all genres and all backgrounds gathered     TO PROMOTE,
at the Warner Park Arts Center for the Chattanooga Writers Guild’s organizational    ENCOURAGE, AND
meeting. The three women responsible for planning the organizational meeting—        SUPPORT WRITING
Rebecca Cook, Helga Kidder, and Jennifer Watts—had not expected such a
                                                                                     AND TO CREATE A
turnout. “It was amazing,” Cook said. “We knew there was an interest, but never
imagined such a turnout.” Over thirty people attended the meeting, which was            SUPPORTIVE,
organized to allow the women to find out what support services were needed for             CARING
writers in the community. As you might suspect, each of the founders is a writer       ENVIRONMENT
and has a strong desire to share her love of writing with others.                     FOR WRITERS IN
                                                                                            THE
Rebecca Cook grew up in WoodStation, just outside of Ringgold, Georgia,               CHATTANOOGA
and moved to Chattanooga six years ago. She received her BA in English Literature     COMMUNITY BY
from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is currently completing her
                                                                                         PROVIDING
masters degree in English Writing and Rhetoric at UTC. Her poems have appeared
in The Southern Humanities Review, America, Spoon River Poetry Review, and               MONTHLY
others. She is the Acting Coordinator of the Writing Center at UTC and teaches          READINGS BY
English Composition in the UTC English Department.                                       PUBLISHED
                                                                                         AUTHORS,
Helga Kidder, a native of Germany's Black Forest, has lived in Chattanooga              SPONSORING
since 1965. She received her BA in English from the University of Tennessee at            WRITING
Chattanooga and an MFA in writing from Vermont College, Montpelier. In                   CONTESTS,
addition to her own writing, she has translated contemporary Austrian poets and
                                                                                       PUBLISHING A
has a translation chapbook, GRAVEL. Her poems and translations have appeared
in Louisville Review, Snake Nation Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Poetry             MONTHLY
Miscellany, Voices International, 11th Muse, Chubb, Sequoyah Review, Arts &            NEWSLETTER,
Entertainment, The Comstock Review, Sea of Treasures, an anthology of American            HOLDING
writers, and A Tennessee Landscape,People, and Places, an anthology of                    REGULAR
Tennessee writers. She is currently teaching freshmen composition at Chattanooga          WRITING
State.
                                                                                        WORKSHOPS,
                                                                                     DEVELOPING AND
Jennifer Watts grew up on a farm in Birchwood, TN, and began writing                   ENCOURAGING
poetry at age seven. She received her BA in English, Writing from the University
of Tennessee at Knoxville and is currently completing her master’s degree in           INDEPENDENT
English Writing and Rhetoric at UTC. She writes poetry, fiction, and creative non-   WRITING GROUPS,
fiction. Her poems have appeared in the East Tennessee Writer and Breathing the      AND SPONSORING
Same Air: An East Tennessee Anthology, and she has had an essay published in The          WRITING-
Lamplighter. Jennifer has taught poetry writing workshops for the Young Writers           RELATED
Institute in Knoxville, TN, has helped coordinate memoir writing workshops for
                                                                                        COMMUNITY
senior citizens in the Knoxville community, and has taught freshmen composition
at UTC. She currently works as a Grant Consultant in the Office of Grants and             EVENTS.
Program Review at UTC.
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                                      UPCOMING EVENTS
      September 11th:           Monthly Meeting. Signal Mountain Room, UTC University Center.
                                7:00-9:00 PM. Poets Phil Stephens and Daniel Anderson will read
                                from their latest works.

      September 17th:           Poetry Monday. Signal Mountain Room, UTC University Center.
                                8:00-10:00 PM. There will be a featured reader & an Open Mic.

      September 18th:           Special Event: The Poetry of Earl Braggs. River Gallery, Bluff View
                                Art District, 7:00 p.m.

      October 9th:              Monthly Meeting. Location to be announced. 7:00-9:00 PM. Ken
                                Smith, fiction writer, will read from his latest work.

      October 15th:             Poetry Monday. Signal Mountain Room, UTC University Center.
                                8:00-10:00 PM. There will be a featured reader and an Open Mic.

      October (late):           Meacham Writers’ Workshop. UTC. Tentative Dates October
                                25—27. Meacham is a free workshop made possible by a generous
                                endowment from Jean Meacham, a former UTC professor.

      November 13th:            Monthly Meeting. Location to be announced. 7:00-9:00 p.m.
                                The featured reader will be CWG co-founder, Rebecca Cook; she
                                will read from her personal essays.

      November 19th:            Poetry Monday: Signal Mountain Room, UTC University Center.
                                8:00-10:00 PM. There will be a featured reader and an Open Mic.

      December 3rd:             Poetry Monday: Signal Mountain Room, UTC University Center.
                                8:00-10:00 PM. There will be a featured reader and an Open Mic.

      December 11th:            Monthly Meeting: Christmas Party & Open Mic. Location to be
                                announced. 7:00—9:00 p.m. Come and share your work and have
                                some great food!



                  Need More Information or Directions?
   If you would like more information on our upcoming events, or directions,
             please see our website and click on the “Events” link:

                      www.chattanoogawritersguild.org
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                                  Become a Member Today!
To join the Chattanooga Writers Guild, complete the form below and mail to 621 Forest Avenue,
Chattanooga, TN 37405, along with annual dues of $20; $15 if you are a student. Membership entitles
you to participate in independent writers groups, discounts on Guild publications, workshops, and contests,
author profile page on guild website, and monthly issues of the newsletter. For questions about dues or
change of address, please email Jennifer Watts: Poetrose77@aol.com.

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