“…If I would create a tale to grip my heart, I would do well to pay attention to my little cats’ fierce passion and sly delight.” So reads the closing sentence of Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s autobiography. It was with deep sadness I learned that longtime member of the Cat Writers’ Association Shirley Rousseau Murphy passed […]
What is the New CWA Blog?
A New Year! Welcome, everyone, to a brand new year! The Cat Writers’ Association has great plans for 2023, including rolling out the newest incarnation of the CWA Blog. In fact, this is the very first post! It’s been a while since CWA had a consistent blog presence, which seems silly when we consider the […]
Please thank our 2022 CWA Conference Sponsors!
Please thank the 2022 CWA Conference Sponsors! The Conference and Awards would not be possible without them! Sponsor list
2022 Muse and Special Award Winners
Please congratulate all our Muse Medallion and Special Award Winners! The complete list for 2022 may be found here.
Members’ Book Directory
We are excited to announce that the new Members’ Book Directory is now live! From the CWA website, click on the menu’s Book List tab to view our members’ cat-themed books! Members: If you’d like to submit your latest cat book, or if you have an update to an item in the directory, please fill […]
Paula A. Gregg, Ph.D., Living and Learning with Purebred Cats Special Award
The Cat Writers’ Association is pleased to announce the 2022 Paula A. Gregg, Ph.D., Living and Learning with Purebred Cats Special Award! This one-time Award, in memory of Paula A. Gregg, Ph.D., will be open for entries from June 1 to July 15, 2022. The Paula A. Gregg, Ph.D., Memorial Living and Learning With Purebred […]
CWA 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony and Tabby’s Place Fundraising Results
Despite 2020 being a crazy year with the CWA canceling their 26th Annual Conference and Awards Banquet due to COVID-19, the decision was made by the organization to hold a virtual awards ceremony – From Glammies to Jammies – on Saturday, August 8, 2020, as well as a virtual fundraising event for Tabby’s Place Cat […]
CWA’s From Glammies to Jammies Virtual Awards Event Viewing Details Announced
The Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) is excited to announce their first-ever virtual communications contest awards ceremony, “From Glammies to Jammies,” to be held live, Saturday, August 8, 2020, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, EST, to reveal contest winners from the 2019 communications contest period. The decision to hold a virtual ceremony was the result of […]
From Glammies to Jammies – CWA Announces Virtual Communications Contest Ceremony
The CWA is pleased to announce their first-ever virtual awards ceremony to reveal and celebrate the winners of their annual Communications Contest with the theme, “From Glammies to Jammies” (contest period January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019). Our thought – we really, really, really think people need something to look forward to and just […]
Sad News – Saying Goodbye to CWA Member, Nancy Marano
It is with great sadness, we share the regrettable news that long-time CWA and DWAA member, Nancy Marano passed away recently due to an infection unrelated to Covid-19. She lived in Albuquerque NM with her older sister Norma. Nancy was in her late 70s. Nancy was an animal advocate, award-winning editor, and journalist, multi-talented volunteer, […]