GWA Events


For nine months of the year, the Georgia Writers Association hosts 2-hour writers workshops that focus on some aspect of the writing life: craft, finding an agent, publishing, marketing, and so much more. Past speakers have included Raymond Atkins, Karen White, River Jordan, Jeffrey Stepakoff, and many more. On this page you will find articles about speakers, and upcoming workshops and events.  If you are interested in speaking at a workshop, please click here to fill out the application. Directions are on the form.

 Spring 2016 Schedule

January 9 |  Lori Beard-Daily: How to Work on Your Now and Write a Non-Fiction Book!

KSU Center
12:00 to 2:00 PM

February 13 | Hope Clark: Freelancing, Funding, and Affording to Write (The Carolina Slade Mysteries, Bell Bridge Books; The Edisto Island Mysteries, Bell Bridge Books)

KSU Center
12:00 to 2:00 PM

March 19 | Beth Gylys: Reading from Sky Blue Enough To Drink and Poetry Workshop

Decatur Public Library
12:00 to 2:00 PM

April 9 | Raymond Atkins: Camp Redemption

KSU Center
12:00 to 2:00 PM

May 7 | Annual Red Clay Writers Conference

KSU Center  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Annual Events

Other annual events include the Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) and the Red Clay Writers Conference. GAYA is an annual award that honors authors published in the previous calendar year. The awards cover thirteen categories in both fiction and nonfiction genres. Each year, one winner and one finalist are selected from each category and announced at the GAYA banquet and ceremony. Additionally, the Red Clay Writers Conference is an all-day event that is comprised of multiple workshops that cover topics such as writing, marketing, and publishing.

Red Clay Writers Conference

Georgia Author of the Year Awards

Saturday, May 7, 2016 Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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