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A Capella Books. http://www.acappellabooks.com 208 Haralason Ave. NE, Atlanta 30307. 404-681-5128.
Athens Writers Workshop http://www.meetup.com/The-Athens-Area-Writers-Group/events/97071332/
Bi-monthly critiques, meetings. Must be a member.
Atlanta Fulton County Public Library, http://www.afpls.org/events/events-calendar
The Buckhead Writers Group: Buckhead Branch Library/ Small Conference Room/ 269 Buckhead Avenue, N.E./ Atlanta 30305
Do you have the desire to write a novel or play? The Buckhead Writers Group might be of interest to you. Novice to Experienced. Be inspired to write. Share your writings with other participants Give and receive critiques. Share information regarding the writing and publishing industry. All programs are free and open to the public. Facilitated by Anita Lovely For reservations send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch Library / Teen Center/ 9560 Spruill Road/ Alpharetta 30022
Sundays for Teens Series: NESO Writers Club for Teens– On the fourth Sunday of the month beloved NESO writing tutor Sarah Calhoun leads a monthly workshop on writing and all that goes into it: the structure, motivation, inspiration and love. Teens are encouraged to bring in pieces that they working on for presentation and group discussion. This is an evolving group and teens are welcome to present their own ideas for what they would like to get out of it. In the Teen Center. Ages 12-18. Registration required. Free. Contact: email@example.com or 770-360-8820.
Atlanta Press Club, 200 Peachtree St., Atlanta 30303, 404-577-7377, http://atlantapressclub.org/programs-events/
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC / www.artc.org), founded in 1984, is seeking writers to create radio plays to be performed live at events such as Dragon*Con, recorded for broadcast, and also sold in digital formats. ARTC specializes in genre stories–including science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and horror, as well as some mystery and romance–that are dialog-driven and do not rely on extensive narration. If you are interested in writing for ARTC, they recommend starting with a 5-10-minute radio play that you can workshop with them, doing a reading and receiving critiques, before advancing to longer scripts. Foley technicians who do the sound effects for productions also are needed. ARTC meets most Wednesday evenings at 7:30 in Stone Mountain. To schedule a date to workshop your radio play, or to sit in on a rehearsal of a current production, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atlanta Writers Club http://www.atlantawritersclub.org/ , Georgia Perimeter College, Bldg. NC, Room 1100 Auditorium
Fiction Online Critique Group: Open to AWC members, all genres of fiction. In order to join, send a request to Lianne Simon at email@example.com stating that you are an AWC member, and she will send an invitation.
Barnes and Noble
Buckhead, 2900 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 310, Atlanta 30305, 404-261-7747, http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com Edgewood, Edgewood Retail District, 1217 Caroline Street at Moreland Ave, Atlanta 30307, 404-522-0212Edgewood Writers Group: Join other writers for a discussion about writing and publishing. Share ideas and help each other overcome the problems faced when trying to create a literary masterpiece! Call store for information.
“Welcome to the Wordy South” : Blog, writers conference. (Site seems not to be updated.)
David Fulmer Writing Workshop http://davidfulmer.com/ShopPage.html , The Reading Room at Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, 404-486-0307
David Fulmer Pitch Workshop –The Reading Room of Eagle Eye Books, 2076 N. Decatur Rd., Decatur, 404-486-0307, www.davidfulmer.com/PitchPage.html.
Down Home Writing School, Marietta Museum of History http://www.thecrackerqueen.com/downHomeWritingSchool.html
The Down Home Writing School (DHWS) offers seminars for writers working in any genre and at any level. But the DHWS delivers something different: Lauretta’s Down Home Approach. Think about it. When you go down home, you’re surrounded by the people who will tell you the truth, help you along, and send you off with what you need. That is what Lauretta (Hannon) will do for you.
TBA: The Seven Questions That Will Revolutionize Your Writing
Go straight to the heart of the matter as we explore the most critical lessons and solutions for your writing project. Expect to be energized and inspired by this lively, thought-provoking experience. This seminar is suitable for writers working in any genre and at any level.
Attendees of this three-hour seminar will receive a workbook, resource packet, and list of recommended readings. Once the seminar has concluded, we’ll head next door to Hemingway’s for a libation and continued discussion.
More info and registration details here: sevenquestions.brownpapertickets.com
Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle NE, Atlanta 30322, www.emory.edu/home/events
Emory Continuing Education–Writing classes–memoir, flash fiction, novel, publishing how-tos, more. Spring, summer, fall. See http://ece.emory.edu/catalogDetail.php?CatalogID=51
FoxTale Books, 105 East Main Street, #138, Woodstock 30188, http://www.foxtalebookshoppe.com/
Georgia Center for the Book, DeKalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur 30030. (404) 370-8450 x 2225. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org
Georgia Writers Association, Workshops, conferences.
Headquartered in Kennesaw. http://www.georgiawriters.org/
Each month, the Georgia Writers Association hosts 2-hour writers workshops that focus on some aspect of the writing life: craft, finding an agent, publishing, marketing, etc. Past speakers include Raymond Atkins, Karen White, River Jordan, Jeffrey Stepakoff, and many more! See web site.
Georgia Writers Museum http://www.georgiawritersmuseum.com/
The Georgia Writers Museum focuses on promoting the rich, literary heritage of the state. Of the 46 authors in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, nine are from within 30 miles of Putnam County. Permanent exhibits honor the three most famous local authors, Alice Walker, Flannery O’Connor and Joel Chandler Harris. Works and artifacts of the other authors will be featured in the museum on a rotation basis.
Our mission is to promote tourism and literary heritage by providing a venue to showcase the lives, accomplishments and works of local authors.
Georgia Writers’ Registry This site seems to be just what the name says, a registry of Georgia writers who are available for workshops, lectures, etc. http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/cms/Georgia+Writers’+Registry/277.html
Gwinnett Public Library, Suwanee branch: 361 Main Street Suwanee, GA. www.gwinnettpl.org, 770-978-5154
Lost in the Letters , http://www.lostintheletters.org/, Burn Away and the Goat Farm Arts Center. “Lostintheletters is an Atlanta based literary organization. We host a bi-monthly reading series, writing workshops and the annual Letters Festival.”
MJCC (Marcus Jewish Community Center), Zaban Park, 5324 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody 30338, http://www.atlantajcc.org/pldb-live/22754/?back=pldb_active
The Milton Literary Group, Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Rd. Milton, GA 30004
For more information contact Wayne Boston, Community Builder for the City of Milton at 678-242-2500 or Rona Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeast Georgia Writers, http://negawriters.org/
Regular meetings are held at 1:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Peach State Bank, 325 Washington Street, Gainesville, GA, 3rd Floor.
Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat is happy to announce the opening of applications for our three-day weekend retreat, The 2016 Halloween Writer’s Bash. Held October 28-October 30, 2016, the retreat will feature workshops and seminars led by our nationally recognized faculty, and evening readings (special emphasis on ghost stories) by faculty and participants.
WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION: $1095 tuition covers three days and two nights lodging, meals, manuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors, craft seminars, readings and ferried transportation to the island.
Savannah Writers Group http://savannahwritersgroup.blogspot.com/
Meetings, workshops, critique groups in Savannah. We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday.
SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), Ivy Hall Writing Center, 179 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta, and SCAD Events Space, 4th Flr, Blg. C, 1600 Peachtree St. NW. http://www.scad.edu/calendar/events
SCBWI (Southern Breeze) http://southernbreezewriters.blogspot.com/
SCBWI isn’t just for people who create children’s literature. It’s for anyone who loves children’s literature. Come to one of our events, and you’ll learn what’s happening in the industry as you connect with editors, agents, writers, and illustrators, on a local and national level, all working toward the same goal: getting the best new literature published and into readers’ hands.
Our Annual Conferences: Both Springmingle, (held in February or March in Decatur, Georgia), and WIK, (held in October in Birmingham, Alabama), offer attendees the opportunity to display portfolios, sell and autograph their Published and Listed books, network with industry professionals, and receive private manuscript and portfolio critiques. Additionally, both provide time for attendees to meet in informal critique groups to receive feedback and suggestions for revision on a manuscript, or illustration portfolio – many unique opportunities to give your career a boost!
Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women’s Lives by Rosemary Daniell. http://www.myzonarosa.com/
To schedule a workshop, or have Rosemary speak to your group, please contact email@example.com
Southeastern Writers www.southeasternwriters.org
SWA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting writers across the southeast through access to education and training, peer support, and resources. Founded in 1975, our membership is comprised of a diverse group of writers from more than twelve Southern and Mid-Atlantic states who represent a variety of genres, styles, and levels of experience, but who are bound by a common passion for the written word.
Verbaleyze Writers Cooperative, http://verbaleyze.org/
Verbaleyze is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that serves to foster, promote and support the growth and professional development of emerging writers ages 13 to 22. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Vouched Books Atlanta, www.vouchedbooks.com
Vouched Books exists to promote small press literature, including by staging its own readings (Vouched Presents), to demonstrate that literature “didn’t stop in the 70s or 80s, or even the 20s or 30s.” See website for more information.
Wordsmith Writers of Clayton County, Barnes and Noble Southlake Mall, 1939 Mount Zion Road, Morrow, GA 30260, 770-471-2227
This site seems to be a sort of online bulletin board for writers looking for other writers. Also notices for songwriters, screenwriters, etc. Example: Creative Souls Focus Group.