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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GWA Online Workshop: Engaging Myth in Poetry with Gale Marie Thompson

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Poets have long used mythology in their work as a source of inspiration as well as of resistance. This workshop will ask us to look into our own personal myths and the mythological characters who have guided our lives, for good or for bad. No matter whether they are from ancient mythologies, favorite novels, or history, these sacred stories and characters can bear a more evocative truth than reality. In this workshop we will read examples by poets who use mythology in their own work, as well as complete prompts to access, engage, and converse with our own myths.

Gale Marie Thompson is the author of Helen or My Hunger (YesYes Books, 2020) and Soldier On (Tupelo Press, 2015), and two chapbooks. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House Online, The Adroit Journal, jubilat, BOAAT, and Crazyhorse, among others. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She is the founding editor of Jellyfish Magazine and co-hosts the arts advice podcast Now That We’re Friends. Gale lives in the mountains of North Georgia, where she directs the Creative Writing program at Young Harris College.

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GWA Members are able to attend the workshop live and in real time. If you’re a member, we will e-mail you the link and password for Zoom after you register. Non-members may access the workshop replay on the GWA website after the workshop takes place. If you would like to become a member, you may join here.




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