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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Find Your Form: Multigenre & Hybrid Creative Writing

February 11, 2019 @ 12:00 am - March 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


GWA presents our first online writing class!

Inspired by their close observations and readings, students will experiment with both poetry and prose forms and will consider the ways combining or changing genres can bring their stories to life. The workshop will emphasize discovering new and surprising sources of inspiration—from personal experience, from deep research of the student’s choice of topic, and from the strange and weird scientific world surrounding us. Students can expect to conclude the six-week course with a portfolio of multigenre creative work.

Christina Olson is the author of the full-length collections Terminal Human Velocity and Before I Came Home Naked as well as the chapbooks Weird Science and Rook & The M.E. Her poetry & prose has appeared in magazines & journals including The Atlantic, Arts & Letters, Alaska Quarterly Review, Black Warrior Review, Brevity, Broadsided Press, CutBank, Gastronomica, Gulf Coast, H-ngm-n, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hobart, Juked, Linebreak, Mid-American Review, The Normal School, Quarterly West, Passages North, Puerto del Sol, Third Coast, Verse Daily, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume Three. She is the poetry editor of Midwestern Gothic and the recipient of full fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center and Willapa Bay AiR. Christina is an assistant professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, and a visiting faculty member in the Murray State University low-res MFA program. She tweets about mastodons, coney-style hot dogs, and other current fixations as @olsonquest.


February 11, 2019 @ 12:00 am
March 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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