Events

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Check out our local events sponsored by THE ATHENS WRITERS ASSOCIATION coming this spring and summer!
All events are free and no RSVP is required.  If you’d like to RSVP or keep up with AWA events in a different way, please join our free Meetup.com

 

‘Wild Wednesday’ Write In
Wednesdays — ONGOING
2:00 PM

Jittery Joe’s
1880 Epps Bridge Pkwy Suite #101, Athens, GA

Come for a midday writing session. Bring your laptop, notebook, etc, get yourself a large coffee, and get some great writing done. Be inspired by the quiet camaraderie of other dedicated writers working nearby. See you there!
NOTE: Since I also work retail, I can’t guarantee I’ll be at these meetings but I’ll come when I can. We have a pretty steady group of Wednesday writers, so if I’m not there look for a table full of laptops and studious expressions.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019: READ-IN WITH US IN APRIL!

Barnes and Noble, Athens, Georgia

6:30-8:30 pm

Come out to Barnes and Noble Cafe and practice your public reading skills with a supportive group of your peers! All types of writing are welcome at our Read-Ins. We **do** have a time limit of 20 minutes per writer for both reading and feedback so keep that in mind as you choose your piece to share with us. This is **not** a critique group; however, you definitely can request suggestions and ask questions of the group if you wish to get some specific feedback. We like to have fun, keep it positive, and enjoy sharing our accomplishments! Barnes and Noble Cafe does not permit outside food and beverages so please do respect their wishes so we can continue to hold our monthly meetings in their cafe. They’ve been very supportive and they **do** sell Starbucks beverages and sandwiches, snacks and desserts. If you cannot stay the whole time, no worries! If you can rsvp in advance please do so, but it is not mandatory to attend. Questions? Comments? Please send me a message in the “Contact” section.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019: BREAK WRITER’S BLOCK: AN AWA WORKSHOP WITH EDITORS VAL MATTHEWS AND CHRISTI MARTIN

Details:

In our careers as writers and editors, we have learned a lot about how to overcome writer’s block and keep our creative juices flowing. In this interactive workshop, writers will be given a few critical tools for doing battle with writer’s block in their own writing endeavors. Learn how to turn a blank page into a free-write, and a free-write into a masterpiece.

Join Val Matthews and Christi Martin at the Athens-Clarke County Library at 2 p.m. on April 27. This event is FREE!

Don’t forget your pen and paper!

Please RSVP at: christimartineditorial@gmail.com. Thank you!

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019: Sharing the Journey: A Gathering of Writers

Details

Join AWA founder Katherine Cerulean to share the fire, excitement, joy, and yes — occasional travails of the writing life. We’ll discuss what we’re working on, new influences, answer questions, and talk about everything writing-related under the sun. Leave with excitement and a renewed passion for your craft!

New writers are always welcome.

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Jittery Joes: Epps Bridge location

Hosted by: Katherine Cerulean

 

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019: READ-IN WITH US IN MAY!

Barnes and Noble, Athens, Georgia

6:30-8:30 pm

Come out to Barnes and Noble Cafe and practice your public reading skills with a supportive group of your peers! All types of writing are welcome at our Read-Ins. We **do** have a time limit of 20 minutes per writer for both reading and feedback so keep that in mind as you choose your piece to share with us. This is **not** a critique group; however, you definitely can request suggestions and ask questions of the group if you wish to get some specific feedback. We like to have fun, keep it positive, and enjoy sharing our accomplishments! Barnes and Noble Cafe does not permit outside food and beverages so please do respect their wishes so we can continue to hold our monthly meetings in their cafe. They’ve been very supportive and they **do** sell Starbucks beverages and sandwiches, snacks and desserts. If you cannot stay the whole time, no worries! If you can rsvp in advance please do so, but it is not mandatory to attend. Questions? Comments? Please leave them on this thread or message me.

SUNDAY MAY 26, 2019: Sharing the Journey: A Gathering of Writers

Details

Join AWA founder Katherine Cerulean to share the fire, excitement, joy, and yes — occasional travails of the writing life. We’ll discuss what we’re working on, new influences, answer questions, and talk about everything writing-related under the sun. Leave with excitement and a renewed passion for your craft!

New writers are always welcome.

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Jittery Joes: Epps Bridge location

Hosted by: Katherine Cerulean

 

THURSDAY JUNE 20, 2019: READ-IN WITH US IN JUNE!

BARNES AND NOBLE CAFE, ATHENS GEORGIA

Come out to Barnes and Noble Cafe and practice your public reading skills with a supportive group of your peers! All types of writing are welcome at our Read-Ins. We **do** have a time limit of 20 minutes per writer for both reading and feedback so keep that in mind as you choose your piece to share with us. This is **not** a critique group; however, you definitely can request suggestions and ask questions of the group if you wish to get some specific feedback. We like to have fun, keep it positive, and enjoy sharing our accomplishments! Barnes and Noble Cafe does not permit outside food and beverages so please do respect their wishes so we can continue to hold our monthly meetings in their cafe. They’ve been very supportive and they **do** sell Starbucks beverages and sandwiches, snacks and desserts. If you cannot stay the whole time, no worries! If you can rsvp in advance please do so, but it is not mandatory to attend. Questions? Comments? Please leave them on this thread or message me.

SUNDAY JUNE 30, 2019: Sharing the Journey: A Gathering of Writers

Details

Join AWA founder Katherine Cerulean to share the fire, excitement, joy, and yes — occasional travails of the writing life. We’ll discuss what we’re working on, new influences, answer questions, and talk about everything writing-related under the sun. Leave with excitement and a renewed passion for your craft!

New writers are always welcome.

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Jittery Joes: Epps Bridge location

Hosted by: Katherine Cerulean

 

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