Writers' Guild Hosts Workshop At Chattanooga State

Saturday, August 23, 2014


The Chattanooga Writers' Guild will host its 2014 Fall Writing Workshop on the Chattanooga State campus located on Amnicola Hwy in Chattanooga on Saturday, September 27. The workshop is open to all writers -- Guild members, published authors, as well as new writers. Attend this workshop and take the next step in your journey toward publication and greater exposure for your work.

It will be held on Saturday, September 27, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Chattanooga State University, C.C. Bond Humanities Building. The following workshops will be available:

Barb Dozetos, a social media expert, will present workshops on "Social Media Networking to Promote Authors' Work and Reach Their Audience."

Bill Brown, "Tennessee Writers Alliance Writer of the Year" (2011), will present a workshop on "Memory, Fiction and the Emotional Truth." Participants will write, share, and leave with the first drafts of real poems.

Professor Graceful Beam and Christine Connley will present a workshop on "Painless Business Planning for Authors" focusing on business planning and tax strategies for writers.

Dr. Kelle Z. Riley, Professional writer and speaker, will present a workshop on "Writing Basics: How to Build a Better Book," targeted for both beginners and advanced writers. 

For more information contact info@chattanoogawritersguild.org.




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