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.

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Alafair Burke with Karin Slaughter at Holy Trinity Parish

May 21, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Alafair Burke visits the Georgia Center for the Book for the release of her latest thriller, The Better Sister.

New York Times and internationally bestselling author of seventeen novels including the psychological thriller The Wife, Alafair Burke visits for the release of her latest thriller, The Better Sister: The story of two estranged sisters—one the widow of a prominent Manhattan lawyer, the other his ex. To save the teenage boy accused of murdering him, they must confront a history of long-buried secrets and betrayal. She will be joined on stage by Georgia’s own Karin Slaughter, bestselling author of the Grant County and Will Trent books.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at Holy Trinity Parish. Charis Books will provide books for sale. Holy Trinity Parish is located at 515 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030.


Charis Books is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking, two ramps, and additional overflow accessible parking nearby. Most of our shelves are on wheels and can be moved to provide additional access. Our bathrooms are wheelchair accessible and gender neutral with motion activated fixtures. Both bathrooms have wheelchair accessible baby changing tables. Our directional signs are written in braille. Our events are mic’d for sound. We caption videos when we show them in the space. Free ASL interpretation is available for most Charis Circle programs upon request. Please email info@chariscircle.orgto request interpretation as early as possible. The space has all LED lighting. The space is not scent or chemical free but we do our best to minimize the use of chemicals and scents throughout the space and use low VOC materials whenever possible. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at


May 21, 2019
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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Charis Circle
The Georgia Center for the Book


Holy Trinity Parish
515 E. Ponce De Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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