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. If you are interested in speaking at a workshop, please click here to fill out the application. Directions are on the form.

Fall 2016 Schedule

August 13 |  Deborah Malone: Mystery Writing 101

KSU Center, Room 300 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

September 10 | Nicki Salcedo: 5 Bones: How to Skeleton Outline Your Story

KSU Center, Room 300 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

October 15 | Andrew Plattner: 1,000-Word Fiction Writing Workshop

KSU Center, Room 300 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

November 12 | Christopher Ward: Digital Marketing for Writers

KSU Center, Room 300 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

December 3 | Open Mic Readings

KSU Center, Room 300 from 12:00 to 2:00 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, April 22, 2017 Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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  1. Checking calendar re Fall workshops – Will try to attend Sep & Oct, subject to my current travel schedule, but should make Nov & Dec. My first book getting published at Deeds Publishing and pushing to complete sequel, as well. Sure glad I’m retired. 🤓

    Already put Red Clay & GAYA on my calendar for 2017.

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