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 invited authors have included Anjali Enjeti, Sumita Chakraborty, Adam Robinson, and others. Beginning January 2019, workshops will be held at Elevator Factory, 437 Memorial Dr. SE, A-2, Atlanta, GA 30312.

2019 Schedule

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 ConferenceGeorgia Author of the Year Awards
Saturday, November 10, 2018Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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