In addition to hosting this live in-person meeting, we will also record it and post the link in the next month’s issue of The eQuill newsletter.

 

February 19, 1:30-4:00 p.m. EasternIn-person at Georgia State University: Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Building N-C auditorium

 

We are requiring all attendees to provide proof of full vaccination (a scan or photo of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or the actual paper record) or proof of a negative COVID test that was issued a maximum of 3 days before the meeting. When you check in at our registration table, you’ll need to present this information to our volunteers. No exceptions will be allowed. If you arrive at the meeting without this proof, you will not be admitted.  Masking will be optional but is strongly encouraged.

We will hold our meeting writing contest challenge, where a writing prompt will be given to AWC members when they check in. If they want to participate in the challenge, they will receive an index card and will use the prompt in their response of 50 words or less. The judges will select the winner, who will receive an additional year of AWC membership and a digital copy of our anthology Viral Literature: Alone Together in Georgia. The winning entry will be read at the end of the meeting.

 

12:45-1:30 Pre-Meeting Network & Nosh in the Bldg. N-C café: Get to know your fellow writers and their projects while enjoying snacks and beverages.

 

1:30-1:45 AWC announcements and upcoming events

 

1:45-2:45 Wanda Morris: Writing Thriller Fiction

Wanda M. Morris is a corporate attorney who has worked in the legal departments for several Fortune 100 companies. An accomplished presenter and leader, Morris has previously served as President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and is the founder of its Women’s Initiative, an empowerment program for female in-house lawyers. An alumna of the Yale Writers Workshop and Robert McKee’s Story Seminar, she is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Crime Writers of Color. Morris is married, the mother of three, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. All Her Little Secrets is her debut novel.

Learn more at wandamorriswrites.com or follow Morris on social media:

Instagram: @wandamowrites

Twitter: @WandaMo14

On February 19, Wanda will discuss the art and craft of writing thrillers.

 

3:00-3:45 Sanjena Sathian: Writing Literary Fiction (in Conversation with Anjali Enjeti)

Sanjena Sathian is the author of Gold Diggers (Penguin Press, April 2021), which was named a Top 10 Best Book of 2021 by the Washington Post, longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and India’s Tata Literature First Novel Prize, chosen as an Amazon Best of 2021 pick, a Good Morning America Buzz pick, and more. She is working on the television adaptation with Mindy Kaling’s production company, Kaling International.

Her award-winning short fiction also appears in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, Boulevard, and more, and she’s written nonfiction for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, TIME, and more.

She’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, from which she received a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship, and where she was supported by the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

On February 19, Sanjena will be in conversation with November 2021 AWC speaker Anjali Enjeti to discuss writing literary fiction.