Arts, Culture, and Humanities

TALL GRASS WRITERS GUILD INC

  • Orland Park, IL

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Mission Statement

SHORT STORY & BOOK WRITING


The overall goal-of TallGrass is to support established and emerging voices in short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction writing, especially those living in Illinois. From the beginning, the themed annual anthology has been the central vehicle for TallGrass to promote itself and authors. The acclaimed Black and White annual anthologies published by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild began with Prairie Hearts—Women View the Midwest (1996). Since then, we accept entries from all ages and genders, and titles have included A Bird in the Hand: Risk and Flight, Falling in Love Again, Family Gatherings, Feathers, Fins and Fur, Music in the Air, Seasons of Change and A Walk through My Garden. The 2015 collection of poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction is Embers and Flames, which will explore literal fire, i.e., lightning, wildfire, firefighters, cooking; and rekindled passions and pursuits: romances, hobbies, beliefs; and the flickering small flames that can lead to raging epidemics.

Service Areas

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ruling year

2013

President

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Ms. Whitney Scott

Keywords

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literary arts

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EIN

36-3608861

 Number

1322525760

Physical Address

16911 Cardinal Dr

Orland Park, IL 60467

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Printing, Publishing (A33)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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TALL GRASS WRITERS GUILD INC

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President

Ms. Whitney Scott

BIO

Whitney Scott wear many hats in Chicago's literary community--author, editor, publisher, educator, and president of the TallGrass Writers Guild. In affiliation with TallGrass, Scott's Outrider Press has published the acclaimed Black-and-White series of annual anthologies, now in its 22nd year. She teaches in the writing program at Chicago's Columbia College, is a member of the Society of Midland Authors; has presented readings and workshops at Northwestern University, Chicago State University, University of Illinois, and libraries throughout the tri-state area of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. She has been featured as guest author in the Illinois Authors Series at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago; and has been given a Writer-in-Residence award at the Bensenville, Illinois, Public Library. Scott, who has regularly reviewed books for the American Library Association's BOOKLIST Magazine for 22 years, has judged the National Federation of Press Women's annual writing competitions, most recently in 2015.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Martin Altman

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