GWA Events

Workshops

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.

2018 Schedule

August 11 / Joey Weiser, graphic novelist  

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

September 15 / Sumita Chakraborty, poet

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

October 13 / Anjali Enjeti, essayist 

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

November 10 / RED CLAY WRITERS CONFERENCE

KSU Center from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

December 8 / Open Mic Readings

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

January 26, 2019 / Kerri Neville, fiction

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 10, 2018 Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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