Georgia Writers Museum

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There must be something in the soil! Three of America’s most celebrated authors called central Georgia home. Alice Walker, Flannery O’Connor, and Joel Chandler Harris began their literary journeys within 20 miles of Eatonton, Georgia. Together, their writing chronicles more than a century of creative Southern traditions.

Georgia Writers Museum honors our hometown authors through three exhibits that explore their paths to literary success. Walker, O’Connor, and Harris were drawn to writing by differing circumstances, but they shared an unwavering passion for literature, as do the over 60 members of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame exhibited at Georgia Writers Museum in partnership with the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Georgia Writers Museum is dedicated to inspiring today’s writers and readers and celebrating Georgia’s literary heritage.

GWM celebrates the state’s rich literary history, promotes its contemporary writers, educates readers and writers of all ages, and connects people to the literary arts of Georgia.

To be the state’s foremost resource for Georgia readers and writers.

Tuesday June 4, 2024 07:00 PM EDT
Georgia Writers Museum is excited to announce that Georgia Writers Hall of Fame honoree, Janisse Ray, will be the “Meet the Author” presenter on Tuesday, June 4 at the Plaza Arts Center, at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm). The event will feature amazing sweets and décor themed around the book. Followi... [click here for more]

Tuesday May 7, 2024 07:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum Georgia Writers Museum is excited to announce that award-winning author Vanessa Riley will be the May Meet the Author presenter on Tuesday, May 7, at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at the Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton. She will be presenting her new book, Queen of Exiles. Tickets ar... [click here for more]

Tuesday April 2, 2024 12:00 PM EDT
How does a peanut farmer become Governor of Georgia and President of the United States? Only in America could such a story be true. Georgia Writers Museum is proud to announce its April “Meet the Author,” featuring Dorothy “Dot” Padgett on Tuesday, April 2, at the Plaza Arts Center at 12 noon (doo... [click here for more]

Wednesday March 6, 2024 12:00 AM EST
Stephen King called The Rumor Game, “A brilliant blend of crime, mystery, and American history ... terrific entertainment.” Its author, Thomas Mullen, will be Georgia Writers Museum’s March Meet the Author presenter on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the museum (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). When you arr... [click here for more]

Friday February 23, 2024 07:00 PM EST
History is filled with countless criminal and civil cases solved through a polygraph, commonly called a lie detector test. Georgia Writers Museum is excited to announce that Lisa Ribacoff, one of the world’s leading polygraphists, will be the February Crime & Wine: Valentine Edition presenter. The e... [click here for more]

Wednesday February 7, 2024 07:00 PM EST
Georgia Writers Museum Cost: $40-$200
Hank Phillippi Ryan is a NY Times bestselling and award-winning author who has won 37 Emmys for her investigative journalism. She has written 15 psychological thrillers that have collectively won five Agatha Awards, five Anthony Awards, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. Ryan will be the Geor... [click here for more]

Friday January 12, 2024 07:00 PM EST
On the evenings of January 12th and 13th, 2024, Georgia Writers Museum will partner with the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute (CCIRI) to bring back the extremely popular Crime & Wine experience at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Hundreds of visitors have enjoyed this special “whodunit,” ... [click here for more]

Tuesday December 5, 2023 07:00 PM EST
Tony Barnhart will be the December “Meet the Author” presenter on his new book, The 19 of Greene: Football, Friendship, and Change in the Fall of 1970. The event will be held at the museum on Tuesday, December 5, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Following his presentation, Tony will be signing c... [click here for more]

Saturday November 4, 2023 11:00 AM EDT
We are approaching two major “eating” holidays — Thanksgiving and Christmas. Who better to bring fresh ideas and tasty recipes than Johnathon Scott Barrett. He will be the Georgia Writers Museum “Meet the Author” presenter on his book, Cook & Celebrate: A Collection of Southern Holiday & Party Culin... [click here for more]

Tuesday October 3, 2023 07:00 PM EDT
Ann Hite takes her readers back to Black Mountain with Haints on Black Mountain, a haunted short story collection. [click here for more]

Tuesday September 12, 2023 07:00 PM EDT
Georgia Writers Museum is proud to announce that Steven Cooper will be the “Meet the Author” presenter on his mystery novel, Desert Remains: A Gus Parker and Alex Mills Novel. The event will be held at the museum on Tuesday, September 12, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $45 ($40 each ... [click here for more]
109 S. Jefferson Ave
Eatonton, GA 31024
(706) 991-5119

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed