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Welcome to the new website of the Georgia Writers Association! Over the next few months, we will be uploading new content, offering more resources, and creating a great online experience for you. Our readers and writers are important to us, and we want to be the go-to resource for Georgia’s literary community.

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Recent Content

Georgia Author of the Year Banquet Tickets Now Available

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA), the oldest literary award in the southeast. The Awards, first held by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists in 1964 in honor of Georgia writers, has been hosted by the Georgia Writers Association (GWA) since 1994. As the awards…

Art Inspiring

Learn your craft. Is this something you’ve been told? Sound advice for all writers to follow. Without the technical knowhow to structure a sentence, paragraph, chapter, and book, we would be lost. But what drives an author to sit in a room alone for hours each day working out her plot? In other words what…

Red Clay Writers Conference Announced

Since 2008, the Red Clay Writers Conference has brought together hundreds of writers from beginners to national best-sellers for a full-day of workshops that reaffirm and renew the craft of writing. The Georgia Writers Association is pleased to announce that this year’s Red Clay Writers Conference will be held in Savannah, GA–a city rich in…

T. Geronimo Johnson Visits Kennesaw

T. Geronimo “Nimo” Johnson, 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award finalist for Hold It ‘Til It Hurts, will be speaking, reading, and answering your questions on Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Prillaman Hall at Kennesaw State University. This event, sponsored by the KSU English Department and, in part, by the Georgia Writers Association, is free…