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 2017 Schedule

August 12 | Steve and Cherie Miller: Marketing and Publishing 

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

September 23 | Sally Kilpatrick: Conflict for Conflict Adverse, Fiction 

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

October 14 | Christopher Martin: Poetry  

KSU Center, Room 462 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

November 18 | Red Clay Writers Conference 

KSU Center from 9:00 to 5:00 PM

December 9 | Open Mic Reading and Holiday Party 

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, November 18, 2017 Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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