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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“The Art & Poetry of Memoir” with Mary Karr & Albert Flynn DeSilver

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Experience an exceptional memoir writing workshop with bestselling author Mary Karr & Albert Flynn DeSilver. This workshop will include 1.5 hours of lecture and discussion time including writing prompts with Mary Karr as well as a 2-hour intensive morning writing session with Albert Flynn DeSilver. Join us for. . .

*Inspiration & insight from one of America’s great writers
*Learn new skills to improve your writing
*Gather tips & tricks for staying the course & completing your project
*Connect in conscious creative community

Mary Karr is the bestselling author of three extraordinary memoirs; The Liars Club (1995) Cherry (2000) and Lit (2009). She is also the author of The Art of Memoir—one of the best books on writing, period.—and several books of poems including Tropic of Squalor. She is a professor of English Literature at Syracuse University.

Albert Flynn DeSilver’s poetry has appeared in more than 100 literary journals worldwide including ZYZZYVA, VOLT, New American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, and many others. Albert is the author of several books of poems, the memoir Beamish Boy, (2012) and “Writing as a Path to Awakening,” from Sounds True (2017) He is the founder of the Brilliant Writer community and is currently working on a novel.


June 26
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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