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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Coffee and Critique Member Accomplishments

Patio at Rendezvous Café,
Photo courtesy of Donna Volkenannt



Members of the Coffee and Critique chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild, who meet at the Rendezvous Café each week, have been busy.

 Listed below are their latest accomplishments:

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. Interviewed on Donna’s Book Pub. Will be selling books at Good Reads in the Garden. Participating in St. Charles City County Library Local Authors Open House at Spencer Road Branch Library.

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


 Marcia Gaye: Judge for poetry for Arts Rolla; sponsor and judge for “Fractured Fairy Tales” for Ozark Creative Writers conference. Attending OCW Conference in Eureka Springs AR. Attending Show Me Masterclass Writers Conference.

Jane Hamilton: Placed at All Write Now! Conference contests: 3rd place in Personal Essay and an HM in Short Story contest. Attending Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs AR.

Alice Muschany: Personal Essay “The Lucky One” accepted for Chicken Soup for the Soul - Premonitions & Dreams. Participating in St. Charles City County Library Local Authors Open House at Spencer Road Branch Library

Doug Osgood: Placed as the 9th place in best liar in the Missouri Liar’s storytelling competition live performance; attending Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs, AR.

Doyle Suit: Will be selling books at Good Reads in the Garden. Attending Show Me Masterclass Writers Conference. Participating in St. Charles City County Library Local Authors Open House at Spencer Road Branch Library.

Les Thompson: Accepted position as Hospitality Chair for Coffee and Critique chapter of MWG. Attended All Write Now! Conference at SEMO; attending Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs, AR.

Donna Volkenannt: Elected as Board Member of Ozark Writers, Inc. (OWI); 1st place for short story “Thirty-Six Days” at All Write Now! Conference; Personal essay “Miss Tobin’s Special Gifts” will be published in KC Voices from Whispering Prairie Press; Short story “Time Will Tell” published in Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V; Co-editor of Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V;  Judge for the OCW “Search for Excellence” memoir and essay contest; Scriptwriter for “Bootlegger Granny” character, which will be performed during All Saints cemetery tour. Participating in St. Charles City County Library Local Authors Open House at Spencer Road Branch Library.

Pat Wahler: Accepted position of Vice President of Coffee and Critique chapter of MWG. Attended All Write Now! Conference at SEMO;  Three placements in AWN Conference contests: 2nd  place in Short Story, 2nd in Flash Fiction, 3rd in Essay. Published for the 14th time in Chicken Soup for the Soul books for essay in The Cat Really Did That? Attending Show Me Masterclass Writers Conference. Participating in St. Charles City County Library Local Authors Open House at Spencer Road Branch Library.

J J (Jack) Zerr: will release Guerilla Bride in the fall of 2017. His short story collection War Stories is on sale now. Participating in St. Charles City County Library Local Authors Open House at Spencer Road Branch Library.

Hope to see you at one of the many events our members will be participating in over the next few months!