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Georgia YA & MG Writers: Mingle and Margaritas

Join us on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at Charis Books in Five Points for another Mingle and Margaritas!!!

Build and expand your local writers community, meet new authors or reconnect with your writer friends. Past attendees have meet a critique partner or found a writing group.
For this event, we have invited guest speaker Justin Colussy-Estes, store manager for Little Shop of Stories. 
Justin will be talking about the relationship between KidLit authors and retail books stores including: 

-Teen Lit and the independent bookstore: what is it, who is its audience, and how its handled. 

-Middle Grade vs. YA/Teen: what are the sales perspectives, event perspectives, audience and audience response. 
-YA/Teen authors and the independent bookstore: events, establishing relationships, and determining if they are for you. 
The evening will be hosted by Atlanta writers Marie Marquardt and Mayra Cuevas.
Please register in advance using the form below. 
This event is not for profit, so we ask that you contribute $5 towards the purchase of food and beverages. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Please send payment to:

See you there!

Mayra & Marie 


What past attendees are saying:

“One of the hardest parts of being a writer is how solitary it can be. I love the writing community we’re building in Atlanta, especially getting to meet new people at events like this one.” – Rachael Allen, author of The Taxonomy of Love (Abrams, 2018), The Revenge Playbook (Harper Teen, 2015) and 17 First Kisses (Harper Teen, 2014)

“Nothing brings me greater joy than good cheese, great wine and talented writers. Thanks you so much for being such excellent organizers and hosts. I really enjoyed myself. I’m really looking forward to the next Mingle and Margaritas!” – Rebecca Cha, food and travel writer featured in Food and Wine, The Wine Enthusiast, The Wine Spectator and others. 

“This was a fantastic experience—I loved chatting with my writing pals, old and new.” – Jessica Vitalis

“I arrived at this event knowing no one and left with sound advice, new critique partners, and that warm-and-fuzzy feeling you get from encouraging friends.” – Becky Goodman