Reminder: The Chattahoochee Review Writers’ Studio Friday, September 21, 2018

The Chattahoochee Review Writers’ Studio takes place on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room CL-4100 on the 4th floor of the JCLRC (CL) Building on Perimeter College’s Clarkston campus. This annual event features a free one-day series of workshops for 15 participants geared toward the Perimeter College community and beyond. Attendees explore the writing craft used to create drama, prose, poetry, and mixed media works. Building upon the journal’s 37-year history of nurturing the literary arts within the college and the wider community, The Chattahoochee Review Writers’ Studio aims to inspire creative thinkers.

Registration for the studio runs from Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Wednesday, Sept. 19. To register, contact Alicia Johanneson at 678-891-3275 or ajohanneson@gsu.edu. Attendees are encouraged to bring either a paper notebook and something to write with, or a laptop, since all of the workshops will be generative (i.e. requiring participants to create something in written form or work through writing exercises).

The studio’s schedule is as follows:

Workshop Schedule
9-9:30 a.m.
: Check-in (light refreshments served)
9:30-10:45 a.m.: Playwriting Workshop with Dr. Angela Farr Schiller
10:45-11 a.m.: Break
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Young Adult Novel Writing Workshop with Lauren Karcz
12:15-1 p.m.: Lunch
1-2 p.m.: Poetry Reading & Discussion with Dr. Katherine Perry
2-2:15 p.m.: Break
2:15-3:30 p.m.: Comic Book Writing Workshop with Greg Burnham & Marcus Williams

More information about the Writers’ Studio is on The Chattahoochee Review’s Blog.

The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series featuring Julia Franks – October 3 & 4

The Chattahoochee Review is pleased to welcome novelist Julia Franks to Perimeter College at Georgia State University for a reading of and discussion about the writing of her debut work, Over the Plain Houses, winner of the 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction. The reading and book discussion will take place as follows

  • Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018:  SH-1500 (Classrooms Building) on the Decatur campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018: NB-1601 (Student Center) on the Dunwoody campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
All are welcome to attend, and faculty members in the English department are strongly encouraged to bring their classes. Light refreshments will be served during the book sales and signing at the end of the discussion. For more information contact, Alicia Johanneson (ajohanneson@gsu.edu) or visit The Chattahoochee Review’s Blog:  http://chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/tcr-guest-author-series-featuring-julia-franks/.

 

 

The Chattahoochee Review Writers’ Studio – Friday, September 21, 2018; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Chattahoochee Review Writers’ Studio takes place on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room CL-4100 on the 4th floor of the JCLRC (CL) Building on Perimeter College’s Clarkston campus. This annual event features a free one-day series of workshops for 15 participants geared toward the Perimeter College community and beyond. Attendees explore the writing craft used to create drama, prose, poetry, and mixed media works. Building upon the journal’s 37-year history of nurturing the literary arts within the college and the wider community, The Chattahoochee Review Writers’ Studio aims to inspire creative thinkers.

Registration for the studio runs from Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Wednesday, Sept. 19. To register, contact Alicia Johanneson at 678-891-3275 or ajohanneson@gsu.edu. Attendees are encouraged to bring either a paper notebook and something to write with, or a laptop, since all of the workshops will be generative (i.e. requiring participants to create something in written form or work through writing exercises).

The studio’s schedule is as follows:

Workshop Schedule
9-9:30 a.m.
: Check-in (light refreshments served)
9:30-10:45 a.m.: Playwriting Workshop with Dr. Angela Farr Schiller
10:45-11 a.m.: Break
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Young Adult Novel Writing Workshop with Lauren Karcz
12:15-1 p.m.: Lunch
1-2 p.m.: Poetry Reading & Discussion with Dr. Katherine Perry
2-2:15 p.m.: Break
2:15-3:30 p.m.: Comic Book Writing Workshop with Greg Burnham & Marcus Williams

More information about the Writers’ Studio is on The Chattahoochee Review’s Blog.

Writer’s Forum Fall 2017 Meeting Schedule

WRITERS’ FORUM

Clarkston Campus Creative Writing Club

Fall 2017 Meeting Schedule 

Bring your written work (poems, stories, snippets, etc.)

to share and critique!

All meetings are 2:30-4:00 p.m. in room CL-4100, top floor of the library in The Chattahoochee Review office suite.

Meeting dates:

Thursday, Sept. 28

Thursday, Oct. 26

Thursday, Nov. 16

For more information, contact Michael Diebert (678-891-3987; mdiebert@gsu.edu).

The Decatur Writers Group to resume Aug. 11

The Decatur Writers Group will not be meeting throughout the summer however, don’t worry! Meetings will resume Friday, August 11, 2017. In the meantime, start a new project, resume something that’s been on the shelf for a time, and keep writing. Contact Constance B. Whitehurst at cbritt@gsu.edu with any questions or to obtain additional information.

Writing Workshop Exploring Veteran’s Experience April 11.

Don’t forget! The WRITING THE VETERAN EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP at the Clarkston campus will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 7-9 p.m. in CA-1500.

Registration to attend the workshop is required. Contact Alicia Johanneson to register. Go to The Chattahoochee Review’s blog for more information.

Current Perimeter College at Georgia State University (GSU) students (ASMs, Vietnam, OIF, and OEF vets), faculty, staff and alumni are invited to share stories of your own military experience or the impact on your lives of friends, parents and grandparents who have served and/or are serving in the United States Armed Forces.

No prior writing experience necessary (Bring current creative literary works to share, if applicable). Student veterans attending GSU’s Atlanta Campus, as well as student veterans enrolled at other colleges and universities are especially welcome.

Go to The Chattahoochee Review’s blog for more information.

Share a poem this week at the Dunwoody campus.

Don’t forget to celebrate national poetry month this April at the Dunwoody Perimeter campus library on Thursday, April 6, 2017 this week.

A number of activities are available:

  • Attend the Poetry Workshop from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to gain assistance with your own written work in the Learning and Tutoring Center, NLRC 3200.
  • Bring a poem (your own or a work you admire) and pin it to the curtains in the NLRC Third Floor Gallery (supplies available if you’d like to write your poem on location).
  • Read either a poem you’ve written or a beloved poem you’d like to share with others at the Open Mic and Reception from 1-3 p.m. following the workshop.

The opportunities are sponsored by the The Writer’s Circle and The Dunwoody Learning and Tutoring Center and are open to all students, faculty, staff, and their families (though some activities may not be suitable for very young children).

For more information please contact Maria Batty or Nancy McDaniel at 770-274-5240 or email ltc.gpc.edu.

Last Writers’ Circle meeting of the spring 2017 term this Thursday! (4/6)

The Writers’ Forum at Clarkston campus would like to invite you to attend their last meeting of the spring 2017 term this Thursday, April 6th, from 2:30 – 4 p.m. in JCLRC building, room 4100, (the room is located on the top floor of the library at the end of the hall, in The Chattahoochee Review office suite).

Writers’ Forum is a monthly free writing and critique group for you to receive feedback on your writing in progress at whatever stage it’s in. The definition of writing is generous for this group: poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, essays, letters.  Please bring copies to share with the group so that we can see your work on the page; usually, 8 to 10 copies is sufficient.  If you have a longer piece of writing, we ask that you bring no more than 5 pages.  You may prefer to just attend and listen; that’s fine, too.  Also, feel free to arrive late or leave early as your schedule requires.

All meetings are open to the larger community, and no fee is required.  If you have questions, please contact the co-advisor, Michael Diebert, at 678-891-3987.

Writing the Veteran Experience Workshop, April 11

WRITING THE VETERAN EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 7-9 p.m. in CA-1500, Clarkston Campus

Current Perimeter College at Georgia State University (GSU) students (ASMs, Vietnam, OIF, and OEF vets), faculty, staff and alumni are invited to share stories of your own military experience or the impact on your lives of friends, parents and grandparents who have served and/or are serving in the United States Armed Forces.

No prior writing experience necessary (Bring current creative literary works to share, if applicable). Student veterans attending GSU’s Atlanta Campus, as well as student veterans enrolled at other colleges and universities are especially welcome.

Registration to attend the workshop is required. Contact Alicia Johanneson to register. Go to The Chattahoochee Review’s blog for more information.

Poetry Contest Seeks Submissions, deadline May 5

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Chattahoochee Review and the Academy of American Poets Seeks Submissions

to the 2017 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize

The Chattahoochee Review (TCR) in partnership with the Academy of American Poets, is pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2016 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prizes. All currently enrolled Perimeter College students are eligible to win one of the prizes and may submit up to three (3) poems of any form, length, and subject for consideration. The winning poem and a poem worthy of honorable mention will be chosen by a committee of TCR editors and forwarded to the Academy for final judging.

In late May, the winner of Perimeter College’s prize will receive an award check for $100 and a one-year membership to the Academy of American Poets, which includes a subscription to the Academy’s journal,American Poet; mention in the Academy’s annual report; and discounts on Academy merchandise and programs. The Academy will also send letters of congratulations to the prize winner and the student writer of the poem that receives honorable mention.

The poem that wins Perimeter College’s 2017 Academy of American Poets University and College Poetry Prize, if written by a student 23 years of age or younger, will be entered automatically into the nationwide Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award worth $1,000.

All entries to the 2017 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prizes must:

  • Have a title
  • Be typed (no handwritten submissions will be accepted)
  • Contain the student’s name; age and DOB; I.D. number; current mailing address; e-mail address; and phone contact informationprinted at the top of each page of each entry
  • Be submitted electronically as an attachment in MS Word or PDF format to Alicia Johanneson,(ajohanneson@gsu.edu). The e-mail’s subject line should read: “TCR/AAP Student Poetry Prize”
  • Be e-mailed by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017

Any submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be accepted for entry to win the prize. For more information, please contact Alicia Johanneson, TCR’s program coordinator, at ajohanneson@gsu.edu, or Anna Schachner, TCR‘s editor, at aschachner@gsu.edu.

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Founded in 1934, the Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. Since 1955, the Academy’s University and College Poetry Prize Program has awarded more than $350,000 to more than 10,000 student poets. Through The Chattahoochee Review’s sponsorship Perimeter College has been a participating institution in the program since 1999.