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writersread1The Athens Writers Association was founded on March 18th, 2013 and we have come so far so fast!  We are a proud and creative group — proud to be Athenians and to share this town with so many amazing souls and such an outpouring of talents and camaraderie.  Athens is a world famous music scene and rightly so, but those of us who live here know that it is so much more.  From classes and festivals at the historic Lyndon House, to the wonderfully talented performances at Rabbit Box and Word of Mouth, from local craftspeople to renowned painters, we honor and are inspired by those who have come before us and hope in time to add our own little corner of magic to a city already bursting at the seams with creativity and potential.

If you get a chance, please come to our next meeting.  We’d love to introduce ourselves to you, and hear your ideas about what you’d like to see the AWA do in its second year of life —

AWA Monthly Meeting

  • Saturday, March 15, 2014

    5:00 PM

  • The Coffee Shop of Athens

    2950 Atlanta Hwy (in front of Bulldog carwash), Athens, GA, Athens, GA

About katherinecerulean

Novelist, founder of The Athens Writers Association, and enthusiast of all things awesome and magical. Need my help with ANYTHING? Just ask!

8 responses »

  1. I heard about your group at our last meeting, I’m with the Riverside Writers Group based in West Kirby, Wirral, England and we have the same aims, encouraging people to have a go at writing. We set a subject to write, not more than 2000 words, each month, then read out our tale at the next meeting. I loved your idea of meeting in a cafe, we have a room in the local library so this tends to be a bit isolated, when your fame reached over to England we all liked the notion of possibly exchanging stories with your good selves, best regards, John.

    • Hi John! Good to meet you. I’ve been talking to Pete (from your group) through email too — you guys sound awesome! I was part of a group similar to that when I started out and I learned more from them than anyone else — I’m the writer I am today because of them. As for the coffee shop (or cafe!) idea — it has both pluses and minuses. It can be a little loud and harder to find a table but having a good excuse to buy fun drinks makes it worth it(our local ‘Jittery Joes’ has something called a ‘Mexican Mocha’ — OMG! It’s so good.). We are really excited about corresponding with your group too — I can’t wait to hear more about your writing!

      • Thanks for your response, I like to write just for fun, I’m a widower so I can indulge my many hobbies without the guidance of a sensible woman, I do horror stories, humour and lately quite a few children’s stories. My nieghbour’s 8yr old, Amelie, and her buddies call round and tell me what they want in the next tale. My son and I love motor racing, American football, Patriots( We have family in Boston) , rock music, military models and I like to play my guitar, my pal Eddie and I made a record of his songs, so I’m really glad that I’m retired, with endless time to waste on male foolishness, best regards, John.

      • Sounds like a lot of fun! You’d probably really like Athens because we have a huge music scene — tons of bands playing nightly, indie record producers and we’re the birthplace of the band R.E.M. It sounds like you definitely enjoying your retirement — and learning a lot!

      • Hi Katherine, our next meeting is Monday 20th. and this month’s project was “The locked door”, I’ve done a nasty thing based around the “Philadelphia Experiment” supposedly in 1943, to make ships invisible……

  2. When I was younger, I was fascinated by those sorts of mysteries (like ‘Chariots of the Gods’) and the “Philadelphia Experiment” was so cool to read about. Best of luck with it!

    • Hi Katherine, do you mind if I ask you for an American opinion on my story, I’m not too precious about my stuff so if you think that it’s a load of rubbish, please feel free to vent your spleen. I would like it to be longer to better explain things, but we need to keep our tales under 2000 words, I’ll send it via an email if that’s ok, John.


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