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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Call for Nominations: 2021 Georgia Author of the Year

November 30, 2020 - February 15, 2021


We’re excited to announce that we’re now accepting nominations for the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year Awards. Nominations are open until February 15th, and the form for submissions may be found here. This is our 57th year of the awards, and we are so grateful for all the literature we’ve had the pleasure of celebrating. We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Nominate a Book!


November 30, 2020
February 15
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