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.

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Object as Subject

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$20

If your house were on fire and your loved ones were safe, you’d hastily spend a minute grabbing some random sentimental objects on your way out the door. All of us feel deep connections to some of the plainest objects in our lives: vinyl records, chicken nuggets, shoes, chairs, and so on. An object is a great subject! This course will guide you through different ways of writing about the objects that speak to you. Whether you want to sing the praises of a pair of sunglasses for an entire essay or just hone in on the finer points of a hubcap in a tale about something else entirely, this course has tools that will help bring the words you need to the objects you love, regardless of what genre you’re writing in.

Megan Volpert is the author of many books on popular culture, including two Lambda Literary Award finalists and an American Library Association honoree. Her most recent book is Boss Broad (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019). She has been teaching high school English in Atlanta for over a decade and was 2014 Teacher of the Year. She writes for PopMatters and has edited anthologies of philosophical essays on the music of Tom Petty and the television series RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Details

Date:
September 14
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/object-as-subject-tickets-69933752737

Organizer

Georgia Writers Association
Phone:
(470) 578-4736
Email:
administrator@georgiawriters.org
Website:
georgiawriters.org

Venue

Elevator Factory
437 Memorial Dr SE A-2
Atlanta, 30312 United States
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Website:
http://www.elevatorfactory.com
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