What we're about

For over 100 years, the Atlanta Writers Club (AWC) has been dedicated to teaching the craft and business of writing. We do this through monthly meetings with experienced industry professionals, the twice-yearly Atlanta Writers Conference--with acquisition editors and literary agents responding to pitches and providing critiques, plus numerous educational activities--workshops, an annual writing contest, critique groups, and more. Our members range from those just starting out to best-selling authors with multiple books published. We have young adult members, participants in their nineties, and every age in between. AWC members encompass and welcome every form of diversity and all walks of life.

AWC meetings, on the third Saturday afternoon of each month, are always free to first-time visitors. Please come and decide whether we're a good fit for your writing needs. You can add your name to our mailing list for a free monthly newsletter, conference announcements, and news of literary events in the metro Atlanta region at AtlantaWritersClub.org and you can learn more about the upcoming conference at AtlantaWritersConference.com.

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Atlanta Writers Club Meeting - Free to First-time Visitors

Georgia State University: Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus

In Building NC, we'll host a social hour in the cafe from 12:30 to 1:30 with free coffee and cookies so you can network, find critique group partners, and make new friends. Our meeting begins at 1:30 in the auditorium and features talks by children's book author Lola Schaefer and prize-winning novelist and KSU assistant professor Melanie Sumner.

Atlanta Writers Club Meeting - Free to First-time Visitors

Georgia State University: Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus

In the Building NC, we'll host a social hour in the cafe from 12:30 to 1:30 with free coffee and cookies so you can network, find critique group partners, and make new friends. Our meeting begins at 1:30 in the auditorium and features talks by Lola Schaefer, award-winning author of more than 280 books for children, who will discuss the art of writing captivating nonfiction for children, and best-selling novelist Melanie Sumner, who will provide guidance and answer questions about creating strong characters in fiction.

Atlanta Writers Club Meeting - Free to First-time Visitors

Georgia State University: Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus

In the Building NC, we'll host a social hour in the cafe from 12:30 to 1:30 with free coffee and cookies so you can network, find critique group partners, and make new friends. Our meeting begins at 1:30 in the auditorium and features talks by: - Julia Franks is the author of Over the Plain Houses, an NPR best book of 2016, winner of the Townsend Prize for Georgia fiction, winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, winner of the SIBA Southern Book Prize in Literary Fiction, winner of Georgia Author of the Year in Literary Fiction, winner of an IPPY Gold Medal in Literary Fiction, one of Chicago Review of Books Best Books in 2016, and one of Bustle’s Fifteen Great Appalachian Novels. She will discuss literary fiction - Essayist, poet, and short story author Erica Gerald Mason, who has been published by Zoetic Press, Found Poetry Review, and Silver Birch Press among many others, and in anthologies including the Encyclopedia of Black Comics from Fulcrum Publishing. Erica will discuss succeeding in multiple genres. - AWC member Dr. Martha Boone, whose first novel, The Big Free, is a medical comic-drama based in New Orleans' Charity Hospital.

Atlanta Writers Club Meeting - Free to First-time Visitors

Georgia State University: Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus

In the Building NC, we'll host a social hour in the cafe from 12:30 to 1:30 with free coffee and cookies so you can network, find critique group partners, and make new friends. Our meeting begins at 1:30 in the auditorium and features talks by Soniah Kamal, an award winning essayist and fiction writer, who will discuss "How to Write a Retelling, Continuation, Inspiration of a Classic," and Southern fiction author Sally Kilpatrick, who will discuss "Writing Conflict, for the Conflict Adverse."

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Atlanta Writers Club Meeting - Free to First-time Visitors

Georgia State University: Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus

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