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Member Kudos and Awards

Round of applause, please, for our members and their recent accomplishments!
Coffee and Critique in O’Fallon, Missouri (a chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild) sent in these member kudos (August 2017):

Donna Volkenannt: Elected as Board Member of Ozark Writers, Inc. (OWI); 1st place for Short story at All Write Now! Conference; Personal essay published in KC Voices; Short story published in Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V; Co-editor of Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V.

Alice Muschany: Essay accepted for Chicken Soup for the Soul – Premonitions & Dreams.

Marcia Gaye: Judge for poetry for Arts Rolla, Sponsor and judge for Fractured Fairy Tales for OCW conference.

Pat Wahler: Three placements at AWN Conference:            2nd in Short Story, 2nd in Flash Fiction, 3rd in Essay. Published for the 14th time in Chicken Soup books for essay in The Cat Really Did That?

Jane Hamilton: Placed at AWN Conference: 3rd in essay and an HM.

Sarah Angleton: Held numerous signings for Launching Sheep & Other Stories from the Intersection of History & Nonsense. Spoke at library programs in Illinois. Had 1000+ readers sign up for an online giveaway.

Toni Gallia: Wrote series of educational help aids for teachers.

Doug Osgood: Placed as the 9th best liar in the Missouri Liar’s storytelling competition live performance.

JJ (Jack) Zerr: will release Guerilla Bride in the fall of 2017. His short story collection War Stories is on sale now.

Attending OCW in October: Marcia, Jane, Doug, Les Thompson.

Attending Show Me Masterclass Writers conference in October: Pat, Marcia, and others.

Selling books at SCCC library Local Authors in October: Doyle Suit, Donna, Pat, Sarah, Jack, Alice.

Selling books at Good Reads in the Garden; Doyle, Sarah.

We are so proud of this chapter and all their accomplishments. Please see the CHAPTERS section of this website, if you are interested in joining a chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild.

Missouri Writers Guild member kudos! 

Lee Ann Russell’s “Poetic License,” “Sequel,” and “Caveman” have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writer’s Guild anthology, Well-Versed, which will be launched June 5.

From Missouri State Poetry Society – Lee Ann Russell

1st place, Humorous Verse, for “Cowboy Bill”

From GREEN RIVER WRITERS:
3rd place, Short-Short Story, for “Dinner for Four”
1st HM, Creative Non-Fiction, for “Sanctuary”
1st HM, Limerick, for “Gutter Snipes”

From LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA POETS

1st Merit Award for “Co-dependents”

from OZARK CREATIVE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE

1st place, Children’s,”Fair to Remember”

2nd place, Short Story, “Dinner for Four”

Honorable Mention, Western Short Story, “Homecoming”

Honorable Mention, Humorous Story, “Cutting Remarks”

from INDIANA STATE FEDERATION OF STATE POETRY CLUBS

Honorable Mention for poems “Bejeweled,” “Bequest,” “Better Late Than Never,” “Concupiscence” and “Critic’s Reward”

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