July 16, 12:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern – In-Person at Duluth Branch Library, 3180 Main St, Duluth, GA 30096 (Georgia State University-Dunwoody Perimeter College is closed in July), in the meeting room (if you’re not on our mailing list, use the form here to add yourself so you will get any updates about this meeting)


This meeting will be recorded, and the recording link will be shared in the following month’s eQuill newsletter.


12:45-1:30 p.m. Network and Nosh Mixer in the meeting room: Make new friends, find critique partners in your genre, and enjoy coffee, water, and snacks


1:30-1:45 p.m. AWC announcements and upcoming events with AWC President Jill Evans


1:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Carmen Agra Deedy: Writing for Children Workshop

Carmen Agra Deedy is the author of twelve books for children, including The Library DragonThe Cheshire Cheese CatMartina the Beautiful Cockroach, and 14 Cows for America, a New York Times Bestseller. The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! (Scholastic Press) was released in 2017 and Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day was published in March 2020. Her personal stories first appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered. Funny, insightful, and frequently irreverent, Deedy’s narratives are culled from her childhood as a Cuban refugee in Decatur, Georgia. She is host of the four-time Emmy-winning children’s program, Love That Book!


4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Booksigning with Carmen Agra Deedy