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2020 Red Clay Writers (Virtual) Conference

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Georgia Writers Association is proud to announce the Eleventh Annual Red Clay Writers (Virtual) Conference! The online two-day conference consists of workshops and panels with renowned writers and editors.

The keynote address will be given by Alison C. Rollins, critically-acclaimed poet and author of Library of Small Catastrophes.


Red Clay Writers (Virtual) Conference Schedule

Saturday, November 14

10:00-11:30 AM

“Memoir: Mining Memory” with Alisson Wood, author of Being Lolita

12:00-1:30 PM

Literary journal editor panel with Garrett Biggs (The Adroit Journal), Dorothy Chan (Honey Literary, Hobart, and Pleiades), Abigail Gordon (Aunt Chloe: A Journal of Artful Candor), and Jessica Q. Stark (AGNI)

2:00-3:30 PM

“Resilience and Revision: What I’ve Learned On My Path to Publishing” with Kristin Bartley Lenz, author of The Art of Holding On and Letting Go

4:00-5:30 PM

“Rethinking Traditional Plot: Fragmentation, Possibility, and Shape” with K-Ming Chang, author of Bestiary

6:00-7:30 PM

“Survival is Survival” with Alison C. Rollins, author of Library of Small Catastrophes


Sunday, November 15

10:00-11:30 AM

“Finding Your Gem” with Abijeet Achar, co-founder of Pineapple Cut Productions

12:00-1:30 PM

“Tis the Season” with Siaara Freeman, two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize

2:00-3:30 PM

Publishing roundtable with Anjali Enjeti, (author of The Parted Earth), Emma Hine (Community of Literary Magazines and Presses), Trisha Low (Small Press Distribution Books) and John Maher (Publishers Weekly)

4:00-5:30 PM

“Publishing Your Picture Book in 785 Easy Steps” with Tanya Valentine, author of Little Taco Truck



Registration includes admission to the keynote address, all workshops, the publishing roundtable, and literary journal editor panel. All sessions are on Eastern Time. Attendees’ video and microphones will be disabled. However, the chat will be open. Events will be recorded and available to registrants until December 31, 2020. Access links to attend the events will be shared the week of the conference based on the registration email, so please accurately enter your email address. See the full schedule and details here.

If you are experiencing financial hardships and would like to attend the conference, please contact Terri at

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