Workshops

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.

If you would like for your literary event to appear on the calendar, please fill out the form here. All submissions are subject to review and approval.

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Intersectional and Intergenerational Organizing for Justice with Mandy Carter and Matt Meyer

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$5

Two renowned radical justice organizers discuss learnings and challenges for successful movement-building in an era of ascendant white supremacy.

Mandy Carter and Matt Meyer seek to engage deeply with intergenerational audiences about strategic organizing and intersectional movement-building in this current sociopolitical moment, drawing on historic lessons from such diverse figures Bayard Rustin, Black & Puerto Rican political prisoners, the Black Manifesto movement for reparations, and much more.

Together, Mandy Carter and Matt Meyer are co-editors, with Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, of We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, an essential text for organizers committed to the intersections of resisting structural racism and war/imperialism. Matt has also written and edited several other books, most recently White Lives Matter Most: And Other ‘Little’ White Lies. Mandy Carter is a Durham-based Black queer activist who co-founded Southerners On New Ground and the National Black Justice Coalition. She works in the Carolinas and nationwide for racial, gender, and LGBTQ justice.

Matt Meyer is a white Brooklyn-based writer, educator, and activist who currently serves as chair of the International Peace Research Association, and co-chair of the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s National Council.

***Charis Books is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking, two ramps, and additional overflow accessible parking nearby. Most of our shelves are on wheels and can be moved to provide additional access. Our bathrooms are wheelchair accessible and gender neutral with motion activated fixtures. Both bathrooms have wheelchair accessible baby changing tables. Our directional signs are written in braille. Our events are mic’d for sound. We caption videos when we show them in the space. Free ASL interpretation is available for most Charis Circle programs upon request. Please email info@chariscircle.orgto request interpretation as early as possible. The space has all LED lighting. The space is not scent or chemical free but we do our best to minimize the use of chemicals and scents throughout the space and use low VOC materials whenever possible. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@chariscircle.org.

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Charis Circle

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Charis Books and More
184 S. Candler St.
Decatur, Georgia 30030 United States
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