Author Archives: Director Brad Pauquette

“The Joy of Argument” Flash Essay Contest Now Live!

Our latest and greatest flash writing contest is now open!  We’ll be giving away two $100 prizes!  Get all of the details and instructions for entering here (click). Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to craft the … Continue reading

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Writers’ Seminar in Somerset, Ohio

I’ll be giving an extended seminar this Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the public library in Somerset, Ohio.  This event is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council and is free to the public.  You must register before the event … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Incredible, Irreplaceable, Guitar Rocking, Hockey Stopping Steve Knapp

We’ve seen a lot of good things around Columbus Creative Cooperative in the past couple of years.  We’ve continued to hold monthly workshops, even expanding to a first-of-its-kind free full novel workshop, we’ve published books, we’ve held cool events.  And … Continue reading

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Winter 2016 Writers Retreat at The Narows

Join us for the first ever CCC Writers’ Retreat.  The retreat will be held at The Narrows in Zanesville, Ohio. The Narrows is an easy 55 minute drive from Columbus. Just far enough to leave your distractions behind, but close … Continue reading

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Thank You to All Who Submitted a Story for Best of Ohio Short Stories: Volume II

Thank you to everyone who submitted a story for consideration for Best of Ohio Short Stories: Volume II. We will now review the stories using a two-part system.  In the first phase, Writer Members of CCC will review stories.  The … Continue reading

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We’ve Moved – 620 Alum Creek Dr., Suite 304

We’ve moved!  Our new location is 620 Alum Creek Dr., Columbus, OH 43205.  We’re on the third floor of the building in suite 304. We’ve loved our time at The Salt Mines over the past couple of years.  But we’re … Continue reading

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Grand Champion of The Great Novel Contest 2015 – Zach Boddicker

We are pleased to announce the winners of The Great Novel Contest 2015!  After sorting through a multitude of submissions, our two-tier judging committee has selected the Grand Champion and Runner-Up.  All submissions were judged blind (no names or identifying … Continue reading

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Best of Ohio Short Stories Volume II Official Submission Guidelines

Calling all Ohio writers! We are now collecting submissions for our next anthology project! Submissions for Best of Ohio Short Stories: Volume II began on June 1, 2015 and will close on June 30, 2015. The complete anthology will be … Continue reading

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The Great Novel Contest 2015 Finalists!

Our judges have officially selected The Great Novel Contest 2015 finalists! We are pleased to carefully consider every manuscript submitted. Every submission received the attention of a live, qualified human being. All judging was conducted “blind” — only the merits … Continue reading

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In Loving Memory of Birney Reed

I learned today of the passing of a dear friend, and a man who contributed much to Columbus Creative Cooperative. Birney Reed, an author and CCC member since 2011, passed away at the age of 63.  Birney was a wonderful … Continue reading

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