Offered as: Minor in Writing (TU) Interested in author readings, book signings, and literary festivals? (The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country, last year drawing more than 600 authors alone.) Looking for a top-notch internship at a trendy advertising agency or a widely read magazine? Graduates with a background in writing often excel in creative careers of all kinds, including music, theater, and the visual arts.
Many pursue a career in communication: working in advertising, blogging, journalism, marketing, television, and more.
Participating publishing professionals included editors Sarah Blumenstock (Berkley), Matthew Daddona (Dey Street Books), Rachel Diebel (Wednesday Books/St.
Martin’s Press), Tom Hoeler (Del Rey Books), Tiara Kittrell (Balzer Bray), Loan Le (Atria Books), Megha Majumdar (Catapult), and Christopher Werner (Amazon Publishing), and agents Amelia Appel (Triada US), Lucy Cleland (Kneerim & Williams), Arielle Datz (Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency), Melissa Edwards (Stonesong), Wendi Gu (Janklow & Nesbit Associates), Saritza Hernández (Corvisiero Literary Agency), Tamara Kawar (ICM Partners), and Kelli Martin (Wendy Sherman Associates).
With writing internships, our writing students have a broader and more integrated array of experiences.
We have also brought nationally known writers to give readings and talk with our classes.Others put their communication skills to work as educators, both at home and abroad.Georgia Writers Association is here as a resource for writers at every stage of writing.Our graduates are writing professionally and teaching writing in secondary schools around Atlanta and many other areas.We hope to accommodate more students and to have Writing Scholars and writing scholarship competitions, allowing talented students to travel to writing conferences and workshops where they will get first-rate teaching from very fine poets and story writers.Turn one of your short stories into a screenplay that could be selected for production during the Acting Intensive. Words are power: at home, at school, at work, in the world.Our mission is to connect creatives across the state of Georgia and beyond, to uplift marginalized voices, facilitate accessibility within the community, and connect writers so that they can learn from each other.Whether you’re a novice writer who wants to learn more about craft or you’re an established, award-winning writer, we have resources and opportunities available so that you can both learn from and give back to your creative community.The deadline to register for a manuscript critique is September 24.Space is limited; registration is first come, first served. Lodging is available at the conference hotel for a discounted rate of 9 per night until October 4.