Welcome to the Columbus Writers Guild, Inc.

The Columbus Writers Guild, Inc., formerly known as the Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference, plans to provide to the regional Chattahoochee Valley quality creative writing workshops for a variety of genres, as well as editing and publishing endeavors.  We are now in our 13th year; we bring together lovers of the literary arts through various panels, master classes, and networking events.


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Upcoming Events

A writing retreat at the Rothschild-Pound House Inn, starting Friday, Jan. 31 and concluding Saturday evening, Feb. 1.    Val Matthews, Acquisitions and Book Editor for the Wild Rose Press, led a Master Class at the 2019 Writers Conference using a shortened version of the three workshops this retreat will cover.   She’s back to bring the full series.   Most participants write the first three chapters of their project in this workshop.     For more information, click here 

Poetry Under the Stars will be held this year on April 17 at the Rothschild-Pound House Inn,  201 Seventh Street in the Columbus Historic District.  The event starts with a wine and cheese party and moves to poetry readings under flickering white lights in the Inn’s courtyard.   CSU’s Nick Norwood, spoken word artist Jonathan Samuel Eddie, and William Walsh will read their work.   For reservations, click here

Memoir Writing Class – Everyone has a story. What’s yours? If you want to tell your story, this will help you start or move forward. Richard Hyatt will lead this Master Class April 18 at 10:30 am at the Mildred L Terry Library on Veterans Parkway

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will be headlining the Carson McCullers Literary Festival with two featured appearances February 21-22, 2020. A reception will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, followed by a reading and book-signing at 7:30 pm. Harjo will also make an appearance Saturday, February 22, at 10:00 a.m., to talk about poetry and writing. Additional readings and master classes by novelist Melissa Pritchard and poet Sandy Meek will also be held that morning. The Carson McCullers Literary Festival will be hosted at the Riverside Theatre Complex Main Stage on CSU’s RiverPark Campus in Columbus, GA (6 West 10th Street).


Reminder: The CONTEST DATES ARE CHANGING--New deadline: March 31 for poetry entries, short story entries, and one-act play entries
Contest results will be announced at a Poetry Under the Stars at the Rothschild-Pound House Inn on April 17.


Columbus Writers will participate in Artbeat 2020 and move our contests from the fall to the spring.   Please submit your short stories, poems, and one-act plays by March 31, 2020!