Category Archives: CWG Member News

A retreat to remember

The camaraderie with other writers at the Catholic Writers Retreat was exciting and the speakers encouraging. The space and time to write was a breath of peace in my over busy life. We had plenty of time slots designated for … Continue reading

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Catholic Teen Books

Guilds with a small “g” serve as the organs of The Catholic Writers Guild. Small “g” guilds include critique groups, chapters, committees, conference gatherings, and other community-building entities. They encourage the vocation of writing among the member and sometimes, the … Continue reading

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A pause before the excitement of CWCL

 – by Nancy Ward, Coordinator of Committees With the Catholic Writers Online Conference behind us we have three months to prepare for the big Catholic Writers Conference – LIVE! Chairs Ann Lewis  and Ellen Gable Hrkach announce the theme is … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – Success, Faithfulness and Farewell

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful feast yesterday. Catholic Writers Retreat: I’d like to thank all the attendees, presenters and organizers of the Catholic Writers Retreat. We all had a wonderful time writing, praying and socializing! Special thanks … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – June Ponderings

“There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises.’ Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” Orrin Hatch This has been an exciting month at the Hrkach household. #3 son graduated from Ottawa University (photo to the … Continue reading

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May Round-Up

Well, howdy, ya’ll! I can’t believe May is over, but then again, I’m waiting for my grandchildren to arrive, so it’s OK by me if time flies! Here are posts from your fellow Guild members to read appreciatively. (Nay, even…responsively!) … Continue reading

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Best of April

Whoosh! Another month just flew by. Did you blog? We did! Please check out what your fellow Guild Members were doing while you were spring cleaning, filling out tax returns, and otherwise engaged. Larry Peterson took on the whole culture … Continue reading

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Member Round-up

Hey writers, BE READERS!!! I want the Round-up to encourage you to get to know your fellow Guild Members and their work. You’ll be a better writer (and a better Member) for it! Kassie Ritman offers a great story from … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – The Importance of Being Needed

“I guess being needed is almost as good as being loved. Maybe better.” Betty Smith, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” It’s been a busy – and overwhelming –  two weeks. I attended and spoke to a group of women at the … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – Failure Leads to Success

“Has it ever occurred to you that a life without failure is a dead life? Because you learn by failing. If you don’t try things, you’ll never learn anything. You’ll never accomplish anything.” Catherine Doherty, Foundress of Madonna House Thomas … Continue reading

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