Welcome!

Central Indiana Writers’ Association,  a not for profit organization founded in 1976, is a community of novelists, poets, and essayists writing in all genres. We come together once a month and provide our members with a host of different activities and support. Every one is welcome!

And while CIWA encourages every writer to continue writing we do not support pornography, erotica, BDSM, and violence of any type. There are other writing groups for those writing genres.

Central Indiana Writers’ Association Zoom Meeting – Monday, June 21, 2021 Zoom Host: Carol Hall

OPEN MIC NIGHT

What are your current writing projects? Care to share with our group?

Come to our June Zoom meeting and read aloud your works or a selection of your works. Let us know about any submissions to contests or publications. Are you working on, or recently finished a book? In the process of traditional publishing or pursuing self-publishing options?

We want to hear all about our exciting writing adventures! Come to the meeting and share aloud your accomplishments!

Come ZOOM with us!

Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month, unless other wise noted. And because of COVID-19 we are now hosting Zoom meetings.

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Wigtown Poetry Prize is Scotland’s International Poetry Prize, open to all.

Founded in 2005, the Wigtown Poetry Prize is one of the UK’s best established writing competitions and a launchpad for many writers’ careers.

Refreshed and rebranded in 2019, Wigtown Poetry Prize welcomes entries from poets writing in English wherever they may live. Separate categories celebrate the best of Scottish Gaelic and Scots language poetry, a special category acknowledges a rising talent in Dumfries & Galloway, and a pamphlet prize is named in memory of Alastair Reid – local poet and one of Scotland’s foremost literary figures.

The competition closes on 31 May 2021, with a prize-giving at Wigtown Book Festival in the autumn. We hope to see you there.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

  • The Gaelic Books Council
  • Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre
  • Saltire Society
  • Scottish Poetry Library
  • StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival

Prizes

  • Wigtown Prize: £1500
  • Runner-up: £200
  • Judge: William Letford
  • Wigtown Scots Prize: £500
  • Runner-up: £200
  • Judge: Robert Alan Jamieson
  • Supported by Saltire Society
  • Wigtown Scottish Gaelic Prize: £500
  • Runner-up: £200

  • Judge: Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones
  • Supported by The Gaelic Books Council
  • Dumfries & Galloway Fresh Voice Award

Professional support including mentoring by Wigtown Festival Company and a retreat at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre

  • Judge: Wigtown Festival Company Panel
  • Alastair Reid Pamphlet Prize
  • 30 copies of a pamphlet of your work set by Gerry Cambridge

A winner of one or more categories will be selected at the discretion of StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival and Wigtown Festival Company

Those entering Wigtown Scottish Gaelic and Wigtown Scots categories can also submit their poems to be considered for the Wigtown Prize free-of-charge.

For further information, please visit www.wigtownpoetryprize.com.

If you are interested in the history of the competition, the Scottish Poetry Library have just published their latest blog regarding this which can be found here.