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: Write Like an Actor with Stephanie Storey

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Actors train for years to learn to create and embody full, rounded characters–finding the motivations, quirks, conflicts, gestures and points of view that truly bring imaginary people to life. Now you can learn some of the tools of the acting craft in a writer-friendly environment (no getting up on “stage”!) to help you improve your writing. Through a series of short lectures and writing prompts, participants will learn to write better dialogue, get in touch with their characters’ emotions, develop strong points of view, and choose character details that are specific and important.

Stephanie Storey is the author of the stunning debut, Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo. It has been translated into six languages and is in development as a feature film by Pioneer Pictures. Storey is also the author of Raphael, Painter in Rome which came out in the spring of 2020, and a TV producer of The Alec Baldwin Show on ABC, The Arsenio Hall Show on CBS, and the Emmy-nominated The Writers’ Room for Sundance. Storey is also a trained actor who has studied at acting and improv studios all over Hollywood.

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August 8
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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