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Regular meetings are held at 1:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Peach State Bank, 325 Washington Street, Gainesville, GA, 3rd floor. We welcome visitors and writers at all levels of experience and in all genres. Enjoy a free, informative program followed by social time with refreshments.

Members with limited mobility and guests may park at the Peach State Bank. All other members please park at St. Paul United Methodist Church across the street from the bank, as we have permission to use their spaces for overflow parking. (Please do not park in front of the glass doors of the church as those spaces are for their staff).


 

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If you haven't paid your dues of $30 for 2016, please send a check made payable to: Northeast Georgia Writers, 4731 Browns Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30504.



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President
Connie Pagano
Vice President
Dick Barbuto
Secretary
Horton Prather
Treasurer
Laurie Hyatt






Pictures from our Christmas party meeting




Next Month's Meeting


February 3, 2016

William David Hogan

Writing for Film and Television

W. D. Hogan worked as a storyboard artist for Sydney Pollack, Cameron Crowe and Chris Robinson before directing the award winning short "(Pieces of) America." He followed with a documentary for Interscope hip-hop artists 4th Avenue Jones' and made his feature debut with "Soldier of God."


    

Upcoming Events


Dahlonega Literary Festival

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books. The next festival will take place March 12-13, 2016. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival continues to grow and become more and more entertaining as the years go on. We promise it will delight anyone who is a lover of books and reading. All festival events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Each year the festival presents a slate of invited authors representing a variety of genres sharing their ideas and experiences in various programs. In addition, a number of regional authors (ranging from local to other areas of the Southeast) have the opportunity to purchase a table to both interact with festival attendees and sell their books.

For more information, click here.


Atlanta Writers Conference

On Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016, the Atlanta Writers Club will present its fourteenth Atlanta Writers Conference. The goal of this conference is to give you access to ten top publishing editors and literary agents--never any repeats from previous conferences; always an all-new lineup---and to educate you with a workshop and talks by experienced authors. The editors and agents will respond to your pitch; critique the manuscript sample, query, and synopsis you submit in advance; critique your query letter during a Friday practice session so you can improve your work for Saturday; and educate you about the current environment of the publishing industry and the changing roles of editors, agents, and their clients.

You might be asked to send an entire manuscript for their review. You could be offered a contract based on the materials you've submitted: after every conference some AWC members sign with conference guests and realize their dream of publication (see Testimonials page). You certainly will know more about how your work is perceived by industry professionals, and you'll gain valuable experience interacting one-on-one with them.

You also will have fun, learn more about the publishing business, and get a chance to chat informally with these editors, agents, and your peers. We will have five editors and five agents in attendance: on Friday, May 6, we'll feature an Editors Q&A Panel to give you their viewpoints and on Saturday, May 7, we will have an Agents Q&A Panel to focus on their experiences and advice. In addition, you can register for up to two manuscript critiques and two pitches, as part of the conference all-activities package deal.

For more information, click here.



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