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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Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - October 24 @ 12:00 pm


This year’s symposium is virtual and will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium Schedule

Thurs., Oct. 22
6 p.m. Keynote with Natasha Trethewey, “Memorial Drive”

Fri., Oct. 23
10 a.m. S. A. Cosby, “Blacktop Wasteland” 10:40 a.m. Randall Horton, “{#289-128}”
11:20 a.m. Michael Farris Smith, “Blackwood”
1:30 p.m. Ephemera Prize Announcement and Reading
2:10 p.m. Juyanne James, “Table Scraps and Other Essays”
2:50 p.m. Sandra Meek, “Still: Poems”
7 p.m. M. O. Walsh, “The Big Door Prize”
7:40 p.m. Catherine Pierce, “Danger Days”
8:20 p.m. Eden Wales Freeman, “Reading Testimony, Witnessing Trauma”

Sat., Oct. 24
10 a.m. Claude Wilkinson, “World Without End”
10:40 a.m. Katy Simpson Smith, “The Everlasting”
11:30 a.m. Beth Kander, “Original Syn”

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Sponsored by the Low-Residency MFA at Mississippi University for Women

October 22-24, 2020, 6pm – 7pm, 10am-12pm, 1:30-3:30pm, 7-9pm, 10am-12pm


October 22 @ 6:00 pm
October 24 @ 12:00 pm
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Mississippi University for Women
(662) 329-7169
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