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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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Pride Month Author Series – Cris Beam

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The Augusta University Writing Project will host eight award-winning and groundbreaking authors representing both literary excellence and LGBTQ+ pride. Cris Beam, author of nonfiction books on transgender teenagers, the U.S. foster system, and empathy, as well as a young adult novel and a short memoir, June 21 at 7 p.m.

All sessions start at 7 p.m. EST. Register at: Bit.ly/2021prideauthors. Questions? Email Dr. Rebecca Harper at rharper7@augusta.edu.

Cris Beam is an author and professor in New York City. Her most recent book, I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy, was published by Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt in March 2018. Her prior work, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care (Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt, 2013), was named a 2013 New York Times Notable Book, was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Award, shortlisted for the William Saroyan Prize and was a best book on several year-end lists including NPR, New York Magazine and The Boston Globe. She is also the author of Transparent: Love, Family and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers (Harcourt 2007), which won a Lambda Literary Award and was a Stonewall Honor book. Her young adult novel, I am J, was released by Little, Brown in 2011 and was named a Kirkus Best Book and Library Guild Selection, and is the first book with a transgender character to land on the state of California’s recommended reading list for public high schools. Her short memoir, Mother, Stranger, was published by The Atavist in 2012 and quickly reached the top ten on Kindle Singles. Cris’ work has also been featured in The New York Times, The Awl, The Huffington Post, The Guardian and on This American Life. She’s an Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University.

Details

Date:
June 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://calendar.augusta.edu/event/pride-month-author-series---cris-beam/

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Online

Organizer

Augusta University – College of Education
Email:
rharper7@augusta.edu
Website:
https://www.augusta.edu/education/
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