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, Kerry Neville, and others. Our workshops are held at Elevator Factory, 437 Memorial Dr. SE, A-2, Atlanta, GA 30312.

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.

If you would like for your literary event to appear on the calendar, please fill out the form here. All submissions are subject to review and approval.

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57th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards

June 12


Georgia Writers Association
cordially invites you to the
57th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards Announcement

Saturday, June 12th at 10:00 AM EST
on Facebook Live

The announcement of the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) winners and finalists will be made online on Facebook LivePlease note that you are not required to have a Facebook account in order to watch the announcement.

The video announcement, in addition to our tributes to the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award and Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, will be posted on the GAYA website, the GWA Facebook page, and on our YouTube channel.

We’ve loved highlighting all of the nominees on social media and look forward to continuing to do so until the announcement. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see who we’ve highlighted and who will be recognized in the coming weeks.

We’re so honored to share this exciting news with you all soon!




Georgia Writers Association
(470) 578-4736
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