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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ThinkingFunny21 – Comedy-Humor Conference/Workshop

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Come and join the fun at ThinkingFunny21, offered online via Crowdcast, April 3, 2021, 11 am to 8 pm Central Time. To see lineup, click here.

Whether you’re writing a humor column or novel, putting together a stand-up routine, scribbling a sitcom script or screenplay, crafting silly songs, drafting a storyboard, or writing a query letter, this conference can help. Register for ThinkingFunny21 and you’ll see and hear:
• Proven techniques for punching up scripts.
• Effective methods for writing humorous travel stories and columns.
• The steps to creating a comic world & cast that generates sustainable stories.
• How stand-up comics work up a set.
• How to deal with criticism.
• How animators generate ideas, create storyboards to communicate, and work in teams.
• What songwriters do to craft funny and memorable lyrics.
• What agents want in a query letter.
• How to pitch effectively.
• Career advice from experienced professionals.
• Time to ask questions and get personalized advice.
• All this… and more!

Sessions range from how-to craft sessions to discussions on the business of writing, marketing, and technology. Price $100 with 30% off early-bird discounts through March 31, use code “georgiawriters”

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April 3
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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