Writers’ Institute Speaker Nick Chiarkas wins John E. Weaver Award

Nick Chiarkas wins John E Weaver Award

 Nick Chiarkas, Middleton, Wis., has won the John E Weaver Excellent Read Award bestowed by the Earthshine Media Group for his novel, Weepers.

The award honors John Weaver, writer and founder of the Fox Croft Group, now part of Earthshine Media Group. For twenty years, Weaver worked with authors doing literary publicity and founded the Book Cover Award. He died of cancer in April 2016.

In writing his novel, Nick called on experts in UW-Madison Continuing Studies Critique Services and also attended the Writers’ Institute and Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat.


Nick is among the speakers at the 2018 Writers’ Institute. Join Nick the weekend of April 12-15th at the Madison Concourse Hotel.