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South Bound Lecture With New York Times Bestseller Karen White Announced

Author Karen White will be the focus of the next South Bound Lecture for Southern Lit Alliance. White will be speaking on May 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM on Zoom about her latest book, The Last Night in London ...

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In recognition of National Poetry Month, RISE Chattanooga is partnering with two local organizations—the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Chattanooga Chapter, Inc. and the Chattanooga Alumnae ... Read more

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That coin provides a view of Finn Bille’s most recent book of poems, The King’s Coin. In the introduction to this book, the author states that these are his binational poems. These poems celebrate his ... Read more

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Our theme for March's contest was "Endurance" and our winner is Karen H. Phillips with her poem, "Ode to a Vintage Coffee Table". Judge John C. Mannone had this to say about Karen's poem ... Read more

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The Chattanooga Writers’ Guild hosts a monthly creative writing contest representing the creative spirit that thrives in our city. Our theme for February's contest was "Hope" and our judge was Finn Bille ... Read more

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The theme for January's Chattanooga Writers' Guild contest was "Uncertainty." Out of 11 entries, we have two winners. Judge Ann Thornfield-Long had this to say about judging January's submissions ... Read more

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On Christmas morning, we stood at the bottom of the stairs. Susan put a silk scarf over my eyes and took me by the hand. “No peeking,” she said. The cold floor gave way to the antique Persian rug, which meant we were headed toward the spare room ... Read more

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