October 15, 12:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern – In-Person at Georgia State University-Dunwoody Perimeter College, 2101 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Building NC auditorium and café. (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 café: 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.-2:45 p.m. William Walsh: Writer Pitfalls to Avoid

William Walsh is the author of eight books, including the award-winning collection of poems, Fly Fishing in Times Square (Červená Barva Press). In 2022, after thirty-nine years in the making, his debut novel, Lakewood, will be published by TouchPoint Press. He is the director of the Reinhardt University undergraduate creative writing program and the MFA program. Widely published in some of the finest journals including Five Points, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, and Literary Matters, he is also known for his literary interviews, which have included: Czeslaw Milosz, Joseph Brodsky, A.R. Ammons, Richard Blanco, Eavan Boland, Pat Conroy, Harry Crews, James Dickey, Rita Dove, Mary Hood, Ursula Le Guin, Andrew Lytle, and Lee Smith.

Born in Jamestown, NY and raised in Lakewood until moving south in 1972, his historical family has resided in Chautauqua County since pre Revolutionary War. A graduate of Georgia State University and Vermont College, he resides in Atlanta with his family. He is the director of the undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs at Reinhardt University, in Waleska, where he teaches literature and creative writing. He is the editor of the James Dickey Review. When not writing, he spends time with his family, enjoys competitive tennis and golf, as well as playing chess internationally.


On October 15th, William will look back on his writing journey and share all the pitfalls writers should avoid.


2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Booksigning with William Walsh in the café


3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Member Moment: AWC Members Share Stories about Their Books and Writing Journeys 

Registered speakers in alphabetical order:

Patricia Bowen
Mike Cobb
Kim Conrey
Brad Hayes
Celsi Leigh
April Love-Fordham
Michael March
Katherine Nichols
Will Ottinger
David Rabin
Brian Settles
Portia Tewogbade


4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Booksigning with the AWC members in the café