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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Writing Memoir: How To See the Forest Through the Trees

January 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


This workshop will explore how we might expand a brief, concentrated short moment into a longer nonfiction narrative, one that stores time and revels in the necessary extravagance of words and ideas at play. How do we move from a single thread to a complexly woven tapestry? How can a longer length allow us to explore the tangles that we trim when brevity is the aim?

Dr. Kerry Neville is an Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing at Georgia College and State University. She has a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Houston in Literature and Creative Writing. She is the author of two collections of short stories and her fiction and essays have appeared in such journals as The Gettysburg ReviewTriQuarterlyThe Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. She received the G.S. Chandra Prize for Fiction, the Dallas Museum of Arts “Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction,” the Texas Institute of Letters Kay Cattarulla Prize for the Short Story, and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize from Crab Orchard Review. She has just returned from a semester as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching in the M.A. in Creative Writing Program at University of Limerick in Ireland.


January 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Georgia Writers Association
(470) 578-4736


Elevator Factory
437 Memorial Dr SE A-2
Atlanta, 30312 United States
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