EARLY REGISTRATION for 2023
Dec. 17, 2022 through Jan. 7, 2023
Suggested Hotel: The Lodge on Lake Oconee
930 Greensboro Road, Eatonton GA
Retreat Welcome & Schedule
Welcome to Georgia Writers Museum’s inaugural Writers Retreat!
We are excited to bring together budding and experienced authors for a weekend of workshops, networking, and an overall fun and informative experience. Working with advice and assistance from the Atlanta Writers Club and the Georgia Writers Association, we are honored to welcome notable writers from across the state. Together, we are forming a creative and supportive environment for writers to work on their craft and gain tips for publishing from some of the best writers the state has to offer. Convening in Eatonton, Georgia, your retreat is nestled in the center of Georgia’s literary heartland. Nine Georgia Writers Hall of Fame members lived, worked, and wrote within 30 miles of Georgia Writers Museum. As we say, there must be something in the water!
Looking forward to hosting you at GWM’s inaugural Writers Retreat!
Melissa Swindell, Executive Director
Saturday, February 26
Writing Southern Fiction in the Modern South, Ginger Eager (L) & Veena Rao (R)
Working with an Editor, Tyra Douyon
Writing Crime, Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense, Roger Johns
Rejection and Revision, Chris Negron
Your First Page, Peter Selgin
Writing Poetry, Scott Thomas Outlar
Sunday, February 27
So You Want to Get Published…, Kristine Anderson, Ben Meeks, Patricia Ann Bowen, Chris Swann, and Jim Auchmutey
Writing and Pitching Your First Book, Justine Cowan
Finding and Working with a Literary Agent, Pamela Harty (L) and Kim Jackson (R)
Getting Your Book to Become a Best-Seller, Chip Bell
Organizing Productive Writing Groups, Kerry Neville