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Created on Monday, 04 November 2013 18:00
The year 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA). The first awards ceremony was held in 1964 by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists, making it the oldest literary award in the southeast. In 1990, the awards fell under the purview of the Georgia Writers Association.
The purpose of this award is to recognize authors in Georgia for their contributions to the literary community. One winner and one finalist are selected in each of the 13 categories to represent the finest qualities of the genre. Through the years, categories have been added or modified to reflect the changes in the literary marketplace, and awards such as the Lifetime Achievement and Posthumous Achievement have been added to recognize the outstanding efforts of Georgia's past and present authors.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:15Read more: Nominations are Now Open for the 50th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards
Created on Monday, 18 November 2013 17:17
Raymond Atkins, winner of the Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel in 2009 for Front Porch Prophet, will be reading from and discussing his latest novel, Camp Redemption, at this year's Holiday Party to Benefit Calvary Children's Home (CCH). Camp Redemption (Mercer University Press) is Ray's third novel and the winner of the Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction. Our local indie bookstore, FoxTale Book Shoppe, will have Ray's book available for purchase and will donate a portion of each book sale to the Calvary Children's Home.
Unlike most Saturday workshops, this event does not require an admission fee. Instead, please feel free to offer a donation for the children and young adults at the CCH. Appropriate donations include: age- and content-appropriate books, gift cards to restaurants and clothing stores, or a monetary gift. If you are interested in attending the annual Holiday Party, click here to register. If you are unable to attend but would still like to make a donation, click here for more information.
Refreshments will be provided at the Holiday Party, and we hope you will all be able to celebrate the close of a great year at the Georgia Writers Association.
We would like to thank all the speakers who have taken the time to lead workshops and participate at the Red Clay Writers Conference. We'd also like to thank all those who attended these events. There have been a lot of new faces this year, and we are excited to see the GWA grow. We'd also like to thank all those who participated in this year's Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA). It has been an amazing year, and we would like to thank you all for your time, support, and participation. Georgia has an amazing community of writers, and we are glad to be of service.
We look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Party on December 7! Don't forget to register.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 20:06