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CCMWG Writers Take to the SKYlark

On January 9, 2019, CCMWG sponsored a reading at the Skylark Bookshop in Columbia for local authors to showcase their writing.

(Left to right) Steven Wiegenstein, Rexanna Ipock-Brown, Melinda Hemmelgarn, Aaron Fox, and Stephen Paul Sayers

Sharon Feltman

Rexanna Ipock-Brown

Stephen Paul Sayers

Melinda Hemmelgarn

Steve Wiegenstein

Aaron Fox

Thank you to the presenters for their terrific photos, and thank you to the Skylark Bookshop for hosting this event. Click on the link above to check out this great downtown asset. The next CCMWG sponsored reading will take place on April 4, 2019 at 7 pm at the Yellow Dog Bookshop and will be a poetry showcase. See you there!

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Critique 9000 Returns

Dear CCMWG Members:
It is time again for our Critique 9000! This critique group will meet 3 times. Once each month in January, February, and March. You can bring up to 9,000 words to critique each time. That gives you the potential to have 27,000 words critiqued. You do not have to participate each month. There is a small fee of $5 each month you wish to attend. The time and place will be determined once we have an idea of how many people are interested. Please let us know if you are interested in participating this year. Send email inquiries to Deb Sutton at if interested.
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Get Your Work Heard With These Reading Opportunities

Attention all CCMWG Members:

Are you looking for an opportunity to read your work? Have a new poem or story you can’t wait to share? Sign up for one of two guild readings at local bookstores located in Columbia.

Sign up by January 2 to read at Skylark Bookshop on January 9, 2019. This reading opportunity accepts all genres.

Want to stick with poetry? Sign up by March 28 to read at Yellow Dog Book Store on April 4, 2019. Please do keep in mind this date is for poetry only.

Do we have your attention? Great! Send your sign up information or inquiries to Include your full name, the date you are signing up for, your contact phone number, and email address.

Signing up early is vital so we can include all readers in publicity materials. Also, if you have a published book, you may sell it during the reading in the bookshop inventory.

Enjoy this terrific opportunity brought to you by your local bookstores and the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild.