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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).


Current News

Congratulations to this years writer's contest winners:

Assigned Subject: I Wish I Had Known - Horton Prather - I Wish I Had Known to Ask
Children’s Story - Rosemary Harris-Mallinson – The House in Hoxie Hollow
Non-Fiction Short Story, My Own Life – Judy Pannell – Honeymoon’s End
Non-Fiction Article, How to – Bonnie Unnold – And Then it Rains
Novel – Rosemary Harris-Mallinson – Hudson
Poetry – Julianna Ramsey – Angels Don’t Need Underwear
Short Story, Non-Fiction or Fiction – Jameson Gregg – The Funeral for Trudy Mullinax
Song Lyrics – Marsha Hopkins – The Last Time

Pictures from the Award Banquet

The marketing committee has tentatively set the anthology book launch for May 29 at the farmers’ market on the square in Gainesville. We would like to promote this as a “meet the local authors” event, so plan to join us on the 29th.

Next Month's Meeting

August 5, 2015

No Meeting in July


Upcoming Events

Farmer's Market in the Square

Pictures from last years Farmer's Market

We have a spot at the Historic Downtown Farmer's Market on the Square where we can launch our activities. The Market is open every Friday starting May 29th through October 3rd from 2-6pm. The first Friday of each month is the most popular because the merchants join in adding events starting around 5pm. Please consider joining us if you want to sell your books (even for a couple of hours) and let Horton know.

2015 Southeastern Writers Workshop

The SWA Board of Directors met July 13 to begin planning the 2015 SWA Writers Workshop, our 40th. Yes, 40 years! The Workshop dates are June 19-23, 2015, with the fiction mini-workshop running June 20-21 and the nonfiction mini-workshop on June 22-23. We are currently contacting potential faculty members, but we hope to have an agent as always, an editor (or maybe two!), a novelist, a journalist, a poet, a YA author, a columnist, a short storyist and a memoir author. For more information see their website at 2015 Southeastern Writers Workshop

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