Georgia Writers Museum

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

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.

Meet the Author with Carolyn Curry

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). ...
Cost: $45

Meet the Author with Dr. Cully Clark

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...
Cost: $10

Meet the Author Reception with Victoria Wilcox

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...
Cost: $45

Writers Workshop with Roger Johns

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....
Cost: $90

Meet the Author with Dr. Kristine Anderson

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...
Cost: $8

"Meet the Author" with Alice Walker

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...
Cost: Free

Meet the Author: Mary Frances Early

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....
Cost: Free

Georgia Writers Museum Writers Retreat

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 ($...
Cost: $270

Meet The Author: Gervais Hagerty

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...
Cost: $45

Meet the Author: Patti Callahan

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 ...
Cost: $45

Meet the Author: Janisse Ray

Tuesday December 7, 2021 07:00 PM EST
Categories: Museum

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...
Cost: Free

Meet the Author with Peter Selgin

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...
Cost: Free

Ghost Hunting in Eatonton

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 ...
Cost: $45

Meet the Author: Bill Curry

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 ...
Cost: Free

Wanted: The Real Wyatt Earp

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, ...
Cost: Free

Meet the Author - Melissa Fay Greene

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...
Cost: Free

Virtual Meet the Author - Cassandra King Conroy

Thursday June 3, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
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...
Cost: Free
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