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Schedule for Remainder of 2018 and Early 2019

November 17 – Click for Details

  • Mike Shaw mentors members on corporate writing (12:30-1:30 in auditorium)
  • Member Speaker – Robin Conte Isaf
  • 1st Guest Speaker – Erica Gerald Mason (Using poetry to cure writer’s block)
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – Morri Creech (Breaking the line–writing lessons from poetry)

 

December 1 Workshop (AWC members only) at GSU-Dunwoody Campus

  • 1:30-3:30 Tamlin Hall Screenwriting Workshop, Part 3 of 3
    • Screenplay structure, rules of storytelling, pacing, dialogue, and character development

 

December 15 (at Gwinnett County Public Library, 4817 Church St NW, Lilburn, GA 30047) – Click for Details

  • Mike Shaw mentors members on corporate writing (12:30-1:30 in library meeting room)
  • Member Speaker – Ray Dan Parker
  • Guest Speaker – Phillippe Diederich (Introducing readers to other countries)
  • Holiday Party

 

January 19

  • 1st Guest Speaker – Soniah Kamal (Multi-cultural fiction)
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – Sally Kilpatrick (Southern fiction: conflict for the conflict averse)

 

February 16

  • 1st Guest Speaker – Ray Atkins (Topic TBD)
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – Liz Lazarus (Self-publishing)

 

March 16

  • 1st Guest Speaker – Julia McDermott (Memoir)
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – (Pending)

 

April 20

  • 1st Guest Speaker – (Pending)
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – (Pending)

 

May 18

  • 1st Guest Speaker – Judy Goldman (Writing tips for multiple genres)
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – (Pending)

 

Map and Directions

Unless otherwise noted on the schedule above, the Atlanta Writers Club meets at Georgia State University: Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Building N-C auditorium.

  • From I-285 (Northern Arc):
    Take Exit 30 (N. Peachtree Rd./N. Shallowford Rd./Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.) and go north on N. Peachtree Rd. Turn left on Tilly Mill Rd. and then left on Womack Rd. Turn left into campus.
  • From GA-400 South:
    Take Exit 6, Northridge Rd., turn right at top of ramp, and turn right on Roberts Dr. (If heading north on GA-400, take Exit 6 and go straight through the light onto Roberts Dr.). From Roberts Dr., stay on it as it turns into Chamblee Dunwoody Rd and then take a left on Womack Rd. Campus will be about two miles down, on the right.
  • From Highway 9 / Roswell Rd. in Sandy Springs:
    Go east on Mount Vernon Rd. Turn right on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd and left on Womack Rd. Campus will be about two miles down, on the right.

We meet in the auditorium of Building N-C, which is located near the top of the circular drive and close to a large student parking lot. You can park directly in front of Building N-C or in the nearby student lot. We will have signs posted on campus to direct you.

 

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General Meeting Agenda

  1. Pre-meeting Network and Nosh (12:30-1:30). Get to know your fellow writers and their projects while enjoying snacks and beverages.
  2. Club Business (1:30-1:45). Announcements about upcoming events.
  3. Member Minute (1:45-2:00). Presentation by an AWC Member.
  4. Program #1 (2:00-2:50). First guest speaker presentation. Please see above for a list of planned speakers.
  5. Networking/Book-signing (2:50-3:10). A brief break between programs.
  6. Program #2 (3:10-4:00). Second guest speaker presentation. Please see above for a list of planned speakers.
  7. Meeting Adjourn/Book-signing.

 

Previous 2018 Events

February 17

  • Member Speaker – Marsha Cornelius
  • 1st Guest Speaker – Christopher Swan
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – Marion L. Thomas

March 3

  • Spring Workshop – Sandra Johnson
  • How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

March 17

  • Member Speaker – T.M. (Mike Brown)
  • 1st Guest Speakers – David Fulmer & Sansanee Sermprungsuk
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – Kim Wright Wiley

April 21

  • Member Speaker – Patricia Holt
  • 1st Guest Speaker – Nick Chiles
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor

May 19

  • Member Speaker – Alayne Smith
  • 1st Guest Speaker – Lola Schaefer
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – Melanie Sumner

June 16 (Holcomb Bridge Park, Norcross)

  • 12 PM – Annual Picnic for Members & Families

July 21 (Lilburn Library)

  • 1 PM – Editing Workshop for Members with Emily Murdock Baker

August 18

  • Member Speaker – Lee St. John
  • 1st Guest Speaker – Gina Ciocca (young adult books)
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – Sandra Johnson (query letters)

September 15

  • Member Speaker – Martha Boone
  • 1st Guest Speaker – Julia Franks (literary fiction)
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – Erica Gerald Mason (poetry)

October 20

  • Member Speaker – Mike Shaw
  • 1st Guest Speaker – Ralph Ellis (freelancing)
  • 2nd Guest Speaker – Dr. Steve Nicklas (epistolary nonfiction)

October 27 (at GSU – Dunwoody Campus)

  • 1:30 PM – Adapting a Book for Television Workshop for Members with JD Jordan