Workshop Description

This workshop will discuss strategies for organizing a community-based writing workshop. What are the best strategies for facilitating meetings (in person and online)? How can you develop effective peer support? How might we mentor one another and share writing strategies in order to make progress on writing and to provide constructive feedback on our work in progress?

About Kerry Neville

Kerry Neville is the author of the short story collections Necessary Lies and Remember to Forget Me. Her fiction and essays have appeared in publications such as The Gettysburg ReviewTriQuarterlyThe Washington PostThe Huffington Post, and elsewhere. She is the Coordinator of the Undergraduate and MFA Program in Creative Writing at Georgia College and State University where she is also an Assistant Professor. In 2018 she was a Fulbright Scholar at University of Limerick, Ireland.

Kerry’s Books

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Amanda holds a BS in Biology from Georgia College & State University. She began her career as an educator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. After leaving the DNR, Amanda became a formal educator with Baldwin County School System and Jasper County School System. Amanda began her museum career at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) in Macon, Georgia, where she served as Curator of Environmental Science
(2011-2020). While at MAS, Amanda developed a love for sharing the world around us with the many students who visited on school field trips. During her time as Curator of Environmental Science, Amanda launched a storytime
program for preschool children.

Since 2020, Amanda has been serving Georgia Writers Museum as a volunteer on the Education Committee. Amanda has brought her love of sharing stories with students by launching Peaches’ Reading Pasture. As Museum Manager, Amanda looks forward to serving the community and helping to inspire those within our community to put words to paper and share their stories.

Amanda was born and raised in nearby Shady Dale, Georgia. Her husband, Rodney, is a native of Eatonton, and they currently reside in Putnam County. They have three children.