Literary Arts

Georgia has a rich literary tradition, including novelists, poets, and nonfiction writers alike. From Sidney Lanier, Joel Chandler HarrisMargaret MitchellFlannery O’Connor, and Carson McCullers, to Alice WalkerPat ConroyFerrol SamsNatasha 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
Poetry Out Loud
Poet Laureate’s Prize
Writers Registry