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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Cliterati Open Mic: featuring Atlanta’s Youth Poet Laureate Ogechi N. Ofodu

July 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Charis and Cliterati pair up the third Thursday of each month to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series that celebrates beginning voices and seasoned veterans alike. Co-hosted by Karen G. and Theresa Davis, all are welcome to come and share their work. This month’s Cliterati features Atlanta’s Youth Poet Laureate Ogechi N. Ofodu. As a writer, Ogechi made her spoken word debut in 2015 with KC Poet Tree. They went on to place Top 25 in the world for Youth Poetry in 2016 at Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam (BNV) in Washington, D.C. The next year, Ogechi placed 3rd in the World at BNV with Atlanta WordWorks, was crowned the 3rd Atlanta’s Youth Poet Laureate, as well as published her debut chapbook “Lost Negro Records: A Colored History Chapbook.” before finally making her full-time transition in recording music as a rapper/singer. By 2019, Ogechi has released 6 EPs and her 2nd manuscript, “This Is My Country” championed by Urban Word NYC. A 21 yo, Nigerian Kansas City, MO native, and a senior film major at Georgia State University. Along with film, music, and dance – Ogechi flourishes in creative form. A passionate free spirit of a magic black girl, if anything Ogechi always hopes to evoke emotion in all of her artistic stylings. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.


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