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Writers Table Read


Come one, come all!

This Saturday, January 4, at 5:00 PM at The Coffee Shop of Athens (2950 Atlanta Hwy [in front of Bulldog carwash], Athens, GA,Athens, GA) we will be having a practice read in anticipation of our next ‘Writers Read’ event which is later this month.  The slots are full for the event but feel free to join us this Sat. to listen as our readers hone their skills.  It’s also an exciting chance to see what being a reader is all about, in case you would like to read with us in the future.

And remember, the actual ‘Writers Read II’ event will be on January 25th — mark your calenders!

Come See Us!

Your favorite Athens writers will be at ‘Indie South Fair’ this weekend in Athens!  Come buy some books and learn more about your local writers!  Full details here.

Like What You See?

Then join us this Monday, Oct. 7th, and create your own WordPress blog.  Wordpress is a great, free site with the power to allow you to make a professional author / book website that shines.  This workshop is free and led by local Athens writer and creator of ‘The Pull’ series Rob White and AWA founder Katherine Cerulean.  Join us for a fun-filled few hours!  Just show up; no RSVP necessary.

Word Press Workshop

  • Monday, October 7, 2013

    5:00 PM

  • Athens-Clarke County Library

    2025 Baxter Street, Athens, GA (edit map)

  • Whether you’re a creative type who’d love to document and share your progress in living the life of your dreams or a professional writer looking to create a great web presence, Word Press is a powerful, free way to share yourself with the world. Join us and learn how to build a professional-looking site with WP’s simple tools. Check out and for some examples.  You may bring your laptop if you would like to design your blog in the workshop.

‘Writers Read’ Event!

writers read flyer

It’s nearly here!  The AWA is super proud to sponsor the premiere Writers Read event.  It will take place in the very charming and peaceful The Coffee Shop of Athens (2950 Atlanta Highway, Athens, Georgia 30606).  The event is free and open to the public and will run from 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm with time after to allow you to talk to the authors and ask any questions about writing and self publishing you may have.  All reading will be PG-13 appropriate.

Our lineup includes (speakers are subject to change)–

Katherine Cerulean

Jill Hartmann-Roberts

Jennifer Innes

Miles McClellan

Zhanna P. Rader

Elsa Russo

Rob White

Shanon Wynns

Join these and other talented Athens writers and learn more about the fast-growing writing scene in Athens.  From the first laugh to the last tear, you are in for a treat.  Feel free to contact Katherine Cerulean at if you have any questions or if you’d be interested in reading at a future event.

How do you ‘Self Publish’?

How do you get your book out there in a world full of e-books; companies happy to help you ‘self publish’ for a large fee; cover artists; ‘formatters’; and pro editors you can hire?

How much time and money do you really need not just to launch a book, but also make it a success?

And finally — what is a success in self publishing terms?

Join us this Saturday for —

Self-Publishing Round Table

  • Saturday, August 10, 2013

    6:00 PM

  • The Coffee Shop of Athens (formerly the Jittery Joes)

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

  • This event will feature local would-be self-published authors and dig deep into editing, publishing, cover design, blogging and other types of publicizing your work, and how often to publish new books.

    We’ll have a special focus on and blogging this meeting.

Check Out Our New ‘Upcoming Events’ Page

Next to the home button above, you’ll find a link to our upcoming events.  We have a lot of neat stuff in the pipeline.  I’m especially proud of our ‘Writers Read’ event in September (date coming soon) — This will be a great chance to bring book lovers together (both readers and writers) to hear our local talent and share in the adventure that is storytelling.  Check out the link above for more details.

We still have a couple of reading slots available.  Please contact me if you want to take part in this exciting event.

Summer Fun!

After the wild success of our first AWA meeting, it’s time to get the ball rolling on our next events —

‘Hear Your Local Voice’ Event

We need volunteers who’d like to read original work and we need a date we’d like to do this.  We’ll probably do the first event at the Athens library and then do a second event in a more bar-like setting in the near future (or vise-versa).

AWA Second Meeting

We’ll soon have another meeting just to talk and expand on the good things we started at the first meeting.

Self-Publishing Roundtable

This event will feature local self-published authors and dig deep into editing, publishing, cover design, blogging and other types of publicizing your work, and how often to publish new books.

Please check out the ‘Achieving Your Dreams‘ Meetup group or email me at with your thoughts, wishes for inclusion, and ideas for other events.