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Georgia Writers Museum

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Call: (706) 991-5119 or visit www.georgiawritersmuseum.org

OUR STORY
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.

OUR MISSION
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.

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

Tuesday February 7, 2023 07:00 PM EST
Categories: museum Kim Conrey and her new book, Stealing Ares, will be the Georgia Writers Museum "Meet the Author"? presenter at the museum on Tuesday, February 7th at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). The science-fiction-themed event will feature a "moon"? shine tasting, along with finger foods an... [click here for more]

Tuesday December 6, 2022 07:00 PM EST
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NY Times Best-Selling Author to Present at GWM

Stacy Willingham will be the featured “Meet the Author” presenter at Georgia Writers Museum in Eatonton on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30). She will be presenting on her New York Times best-selling book, A Flicker... [click here for more]

Tuesday November 1, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum “Matt Kane lay face down in the muddy field, barely clinging to life...for some reason, he simply never considered the possibility that he might be the subject of a professional hit.” These words set the stage for Operation Destiny, a historical fiction mystery novel set in the m... [click here for more]

Tuesday October 25, 2022 05:00 PM EDT
Categories: Health Care On Tuesday, October 25th at 5pm, the Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton will be the host for Bob Delaney’s riveting presentation, “Heroes are Human: Lessons in Resilience, Courage and Wisdom from the COVID Front Lines” based on his book by the same title. The presentation powerfu... [click here for more]

Tuesday October 11, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum On July 11,1964, LTC Lemuel Penn was driving from Fort Benning, GA to his home in Washington, DC, where he served as assistant superintendent of the DC public schools. Penn had been awarded a bronze star for his World War II service. Near Athens, Penn and two other soldiers with h... [click here for more]

Friday October 7, 2022 06:30 PM EDT
Categories: Museum There is no more exciting “whodunit” than a cold case. It is generally a puzzle that many have tried to solve only to come up short. Cold cases test intuition, logic, and plain on common sense. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at cracking the code on an unsolved mystery, now... [click here for more]

Tuesday September 6, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum Carolyn Curry, wife of famed 2-time Superbowl champion and college football coach, Bill Curry, is the author of the just-released novel Sudden Death. Curry will be the Georgia Writers Museum "Meet the Author" presenter on Tuesday, September 6th at 12 noon (doors open at 11:30am). ... [click here for more]

Tuesday August 2, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
"Don't know much about history" are Sam Cooke's song lyrics that many of us can identify. Yet, we know, "Those who do not learn history are destined to repeat it." Georgia Writers Museum has a remedy for this dilemma. On Tuesday, August 2nd renowned historian Dr. "Cully" Clark will come to the rescu... [click here for more]

Tuesday July 19, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Victoria Wilcox will be the Georgia Writers Museum “Meet the Author” presenter on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 7pm at the museum; doors open at 6:30pm. Wilcox will be presenting on her pictorial biography, The World of Doc Holliday: History & Historic Images released in 2020. She will be introduced by... [click here for more]

Saturday June 25, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum Georgia Writers Museum is excited to bring a four-hour workshop on “Becoming a New Author” to be held at the museum on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 10am-2pm. The cost will be $90 per person, plus $10 for lunch. For more information and to register, visit www.georgiawritersmuseum.... [click here for more]

Saturday June 11, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum Kristine Anderson will be the Georgia Writers Museum’s “Meet the Author” presenter on her new book, Crooked Truth, to be held on Saturday, June 11th, at 10am, at the Central State Hospital, Grove Event Center, 252 Swint Ave SE, Milledgeville, GA 31062. This is Central State's Chap... [click here for more]

Tuesday April 12, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum Georgia Writers Museum announces a special “Meet the Author” appearance of Alice Walker via Zoom to be held at the Plaza Arts Center on April 12 at 7pm. Walker will be discussing her just-released book, Gathering Blossoms Under Fire. The book offers a rare insight into the interio... [click here for more]

Tuesday March 1, 2022 02:00 PM EST
Categories: Museum It is humbling and inspirational when you meet a national icon. Mary Frances Early is a soft spoken troublemaker…good trouble, as the late civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis described it. She was the first African American graduate of the University of Georgia in 1962.... [click here for more]

Friday February 25, 2022 05:00 PM EST
Categories: Museum The retreat opens on Friday, February 25th with keynote speaker George Weinstein, a two-time former President of the Atlanta Writers Club followed by two days of workshops with more than 14 published authors, editors, and literary agents from across the state. The full workshop ($... [click here for more]

Tuesday February 1, 2022 07:00 PM EST
Categories: Museum Gervais will present her new book live on Tuesday, February 1st, at 7pm as the “Meet the Author” event at Georgia Writers Museum. The museum will serve heavy low-country hors d’oeuvres prepared Charleston style. Tickets are $45 per person ($40 for two or more). Contact Georgia Wri... [click here for more]

Thursday January 13, 2022 11:30 AM EST
Categories: Museum Surviving Savannah is a novel about love, tragedy and “how to survive the surviving.” The book’s author, Patti Callahan, will present at the “Meet the Author” event live at the Georgia Writers Museum in Eatonton, GA on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 11:30am complete with a brunch ... [click here for more]

Tuesday December 7, 2021 07:00 PM EST
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Georgia Writers Museum announces a return engagement of Georgia Writers Hall of Fame member Janisse Ray at its “Meet the Author” event to be held live (and on Zoom) on Tuesday, December 7th, at 7pm. Admission is free.

Janisse will be speaking about her just-released book, Wild Sp... [click here for more]

Tuesday November 2, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum Peter will be the featured speaker at the “Meet the Author” combination live and online event at Georgia Writers Museum in Eatonton on Tuesday, November 2rd, at 7pm. Peter will speak about Duplicity, a finalist for the 2020 Elixir Press Book Prize, the 2020 Steel Toe Boots Book... [click here for more]

Saturday October 16, 2021 05:30 PM EDT
Categories: Museums Paranormal specialist, Denise Rolfe and her team from the Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research will lead a ghost hunt in eleven locations in downtown Eatonton, including the old city jail, the Bronson House and the 1830s Masonic Lodge. The event will be held on October ... [click here for more]

Tuesday September 7, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum 'Bill Curry is a football legend. Not only is he a superstar for his amazing record as a player and coach, he has been a life-changing inspiration to those whose lives he has touched. Curry’s book, Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle: Lessons from a Football Life, will be the topic of ... [click here for more]

Saturday July 10, 2021 05:30 PM EDT
Categories: Museums He did not look or act like Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, or even Burt Lancaster. But Wyatt Earp was one of the most famous sheriffs in American history. His legendary fight at the O.K. Corral in 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona, was the subject of many popular films. The real history, ... [click here for more]

Tuesday May 4, 2021 08:30 PM EDT
Melissa Fay Greene is the author of six books of nonfiction: Praying for Sheetrock (1991), The Temple Bombing (1996), Last Man Out (2003), There Is No Me Without You (2006), No Biking in the House Without a  Helmet (2011), and The Underdogs (2016), and is the Kirk Distinguished Writer-in-Residence a... [click here for more]

Thursday June 3, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
Online Event Cost: Free,
Join the Georgia Writers Museum and Bestselling author Cassandra King Conroy as she considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her husband, Pat Conroy, the legendary figure of modern Southern literature. Cassandra King was leading a quiet life as a professor, divorced “Su... [click here for more]
109 S. Jefferson Ave
Eatonton, GA 31024
(706) 991-5119
Museum
Hours

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