Saturday August 9, 2014 from 12:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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KSU Center, Room 300 
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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Katie Marvel 
Georgia Writers Association 

Ann Hite Workshop


GAYA Authors Book Signing Event 

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, the Georgia Writers Association is hosting a writers workshop AND a book signing event for the Georgia Author of the Year Award recipients! From 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Ann Hite will deliver a workshops titled, "Do Your Characters Have A Pulse?" 

How can you make your characters stand off the page? What draws the attention of editors and agents? This is a class that will address character development in novels, but if the writer is a short story writer, they will benefit from taking this class too. We will spend the two hour workshop developing a character or characters, depending on how fast we move. The last thirty minutes will be dedicated to discussion about publication.

After the workshop, winners, finalists, and semi-finalists from this year's GAYA will be signing their award-winning books!

This year, the Georgia Author of the Year Awards had 118 nominees in 11 categories. Of the 118 nominees, there were 11 winners, 10 finalists, and 7 semi-finalists. A few of these award recipients will be with us on Saturday, August 9. You will have the opportunity to meet the following authors at the event:

  • Martha Ezzard, The Second Bud: Deserting the City for a Farm Winery
  • Michael Henderson, Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation
  • Elaine Drennon Little,  A Southern Place 
  • Charles Cox, The Ravenwood Trade
  • Susan Lindsley, Bottom Rail
  • Robert Wood, The Awkward Poses of Others
  • Michelle Castleberry, Dissecting the Angel and Other Poems
  • Victoria Wilcox, Inheritance (Book One)
  • Charles McNair, Pickett's Charge
  • William Rawlings, A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff: The Great Recession and the Death of Small Town Georgia
  • Jim Elledge, Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist
  • Jody Robert McFerren, FundaMENUS

There is a $10.00 admission fee for this event, but become a member of the Georgia Writers Association, and this event and all workshops will be free! GWA Members receive a variety of benefits, including:

  • Access to Professional Directory
  • Post Your Questions to Literary Professionals and Experienced Authors
  • Read and Comment on Monthly Columns
  • Access to The Georgia Authority archives
  • Free Workshop Admission
  • Discount to Red Clay Writers Conference and other major events

It only costs $30.00 for a 12-month membership. By attending three of our monthly writers workshops, you will have paid for your membership! Click here to become a member!