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.

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.

 

January dates for The Writer’s Circle @ Dunwoody

Veteran Experience Writing Workshop – Oct. 18

Current Georgia State University, Perimeter College 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.

WRITING THE VETERAN EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m. in NA-1140
Dunwoody Campus

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 (ajohanneson@gsu.edu) to register. Go to The Chattahoochee Review’s blog for more information.

Decatur Writers Group Meetings this Fall

The Decatur Writers Group would like to invite all interested students, faculty, staff and community members who share a love of writing to bring up to five double-spaced pages of their creative writings, at any stage of the writing process, to share with group members for critique.

The group will also host guests from the professional writing community to share relevant information on the journey from novice writer to published author.

October Meetings will be held on the 7th and 21st. In November, the group will convene on the 11th and 18th. The group meets in the Decatur Campus Learning and Tutoring Center,  Room SF 1200 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on these dates. All meetings are free and open to the general public.

For more information about the Decatur Writers Group, please contact Constance Britt Whitehurst at 678-891-2579, or via email at cbritt@gsu.edu.

October 2016 Writers’ Circle Meetings

If you are interested in writing and are looking for support and feedback from other writers you are welcome and encouraged to attend The Writers’ Circle hosted by the Learning & Tutoring Center at Perimeter College. All meetings are free and open to the public.

At the sessions, writers read from works in progress and offer critiques for every stage of the writing process, from nurturing an idea into gestation  to achieving its publication.  To broaden and enhance the writing experience, the group also hosts guest professionals such as editors, instructors, and published authors.

This month, The Writers’ Circle meets officially on October 7 and 21 in Building LRC (the library) on the Dunwoody Campus from 1 – 3 p.m. in room 3100.

On October 14 and 28, a group of “renegades” from The Writers’ Circle will meet at the Panera Bread on 1625 Mt. Vernon in Dunwoody, GA, from 1 – 3 p.m.

These sessions are free and open to the public.  Call 770-274-5243 or e-mail nmcdaniel@gsu.edu for more information. You can also read more about the group on their website.

 

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