Georgia has a rich literary tradition, including novelists, poets, and nonfiction writers alike. From Sidney Lanier, Joel Chandler Harris, Margaret Mitchell, Flannery O’Connor, and Carson McCullers, to Alice Walker, Pat Conroy, Ferrol Sams, Natasha Trethewey, and Judson Mitcham, our state has been home to some of the most well-known and widest-read authors in the country. To recognize, promote, and encourage Georgia’s literary talent, Georgia Council for the Arts produces a number of literary arts programs, including Poetry Out Loud, the Poet Laureate’s Prize, and Literary Events Grants of Georgia.
Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn
Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn Check out her website here Chelsea Rathburn is the author of three full-length poetry collections, most recently Still Life with Mother and Knife, a New York Times “New & Noteworthy” book released by Louisiana State University… Continue reading &
Poetry Out Loud
Presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for… Continue reading “Poetry Out
Poet Laureate’s Prize
Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn, in collaboration with Georgia Council for the Arts, is pleased to announce the eleventh annual Poet Laureate’s Prize, awarded for an original poem written by a Georgia high school student. A winner and four finalists… Continue reading “Poet
The Georgia Writers Registry (GWR) is an adjudicated listing of professional writers who are available for commissions, readings, and consideration for other projects. Its purpose is to provide Georgia readers, teachers, librarians, students, corporate and public entities, community organizations, n