Writing in the 21st Century is a collection of book chapters from presentations at the 2nd annual conference. The concept of writing has changed through the years to accommodate a dominantly technological society. This change has impacted the way adults communicate, collaborate, and write. For productive progression, writers must be familiar with how to market effectively with social media tools, communicate appropriately in business writing and the work environment, recognize personal goals related to their craft, and other topics of special interests. Effective writers accept the past, enjoy the present, and plan for the future.
Kaleidoscope: Turns of Prose and Poetry is a collection of literature from the Adult Writing Workshop held at Fifty Forward, Donelson Station. Through poetry, prose, and play-writing, each writer involved brought their own voice to the page. Everyone sees something different in a kaleidoscope, but to communicate that vision is something else entirely.
Occurrimus, Inveniumus, Cruimus includes selections from the Teen Author (TA) workshops hosted at Green Hills Branch Library and Unity Church of Nashville, Youth Ministry. Selections inlcude poetry, short stories, article writing, playwrights and progressive stories. The title, book formation, and content of the book were developed by the TA. TA Workshops impact literacy skills, comprehension, critical thinking, and self-expression. The workshops were facilitated by community interns and board members.
Enhancing Writing Skills covers a topic relevant to all aspects of daily life because when writers understand their writing skills, they are able to overcome challenges they face by accessing meaningful resources. The book is in collaboration with the CW first writing conference. The conference was inspired by a need for an affordable writing conference that caters to diverse writers in the Nashville community. The themes of the book focus on genre-based writing, creativity in writing, mechanics of writing, academic writing, and writing as a business.
The Importance of Brainstorming for the Development of Ideas in Writing is CW first publication. The anthology includes works by group members and local authors and it provides a variety of strategies for brainstorming ideas in various areas of writing. In addition, it offers reflections on the nature and scope of writing. All proceeds from the publication supported The March of Dimes. All contributors, CWG members and community supporters attended a book signing and reading on November 22, 2014.