HNN Events

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2022 HNN Author Programs/HNN Writers Meetings & Workshops 


Note: Each program will have a HNN moderator and up to four (4) authors on the panel. We will simulcast and/or video record each author event. Corner Arts Gallery (CAG) is the designated bookseller at the Newnan Carnegie (NCL) events. Pretty Good Books (PGB)will handle book sales at their hosted events. Book Love, Senoia (BLS)will handleevents hosted in Senoia.Events at Sharpsburg City Library (SCL) or Sharpsburg Community Center (SCC)the designated bookseller to be advised.

If you attend any event, as an HNN member please volunteer to lend a hand behind the scenes at the events.

Donna Black is doing an outstanding job coordinating our HNN email program.We can all help her grow our email list by forwarding names and email addresses to, and encouraging audience members to register for the door prize drawings at each event.


January 20 (NCL) – New Year, New Voices, New Stories—C. Matthew Smith, Kathy Nichols, Clay Bryant Sr.; Scott Ludwig, Moderator 

March 17 (NCL) – Golden Georgia Authors — Rona Simmons, Terri Gillespie, Lisa Weldon, Alayne Smith – Scott Ludwig, Moderator

April 9 (PGB) – Mystery, Murder, Mayhem – Clay Bryant Sr., Michael Nemeth, C. Matthew Smith, Angela McRae; Mike Brown, Moderator

April 30 (SCL) – Author Round Table at the Library (Four Authors) – Sharon Marchisello, Danielle Thorne, Pat Cruzan, Blue Cole and T. M. Brown, moderator

May 19 (NCL) – Budding Georgia Writers — Lauren Maguire, Robert Gwaltney, Alex McRae, Megan Wargula; Scott Ludwig, Moderator

June 3-5 (Downtown Newnan) – Southern LitFest 2022! Details forthcoming soon. Likely will provide opportunities at NCL & CAG, plus other venues?

June 11 (PGB) – Stories for Young Hearts & Minds Judy Gilliam, Ann Rhodes, Birdie Rivers; Mike Brown, Moderator

June 25 (SCL) – HNN Book Talk — t.b.a.  (1-2 authors Booktalk and Signing)

July 21 (CAG) – Hot Summer Stories — Lynn Hesse,David Dupree,Susie Berta, Danielle Thorne, Scott Ludwig, Moderator

August 27 (SCL-CC): Sharpsburg Book Festival — details coming soon. Author tables and Panel discussions planned. Proceeds to go to one or two High School Student Writer’s Conference Scholarships. 

September  15 (CAG): Stories of the South — Elizabeth Springer, T. M. Brown, Scott Ludwig, Moderator

October 8 (PGB): Rising Georgia Authors — t.b.a.

November 17 (CAG): Southern Holiday Stories —t.b.a.

December — another Christmas Party? Rogers BBQ Banquet Hall??

Watch for Author Programs hosted by Book Love, Senoia and in concert with Carrollton Writers Guild later in the Fall.

Also new venue this summer, COWETA FORCE (CFB). 


Corner Arts Gallery’s Local Author Book Nook Contact Jenny Jones or Mike Brown for details. This is a 35/65% Consignment opportunity for all authors.

CAG Author Events (Main Street Newnan Event Schedule and Market Day Saturdays).

March 25, Friday evening, 5-9 PM—Newnan Spring Art Walk (4-6 authors)

April 2, 10AM-2PM —Newnan Market Day, Sidewalk Book Sale (1-2 authors) – Also, May 7, July 2, August 6, September 3 (Labor Day Weekend), October 1, November 5, December 3

April 23, Noon-6PM— Rock n Road Downtown Newnan (1-2 authors)

June 17, 5-9 PM—Newnan Summer Wined Up (2-3 authors)

September 5, 11-5 PM—Labor Day (3-4 authors)

September 23, 5-9 PM—Newnan Fall Art Walk (4-6 authors)

October 7, 5-9 PM—Newnan Octoberfest (2-4 authors)

October 22, 2-7 PM—Spirits & Spice Festival (2-4 authors)

November 18, 5-9 PM—Newnan Sip n See (2-4 authors)

Warm Springs Cellars – April 9th-10th, Spring Fling (up to 6 authors weather-permitting in the courtyard. Saturday, Donna Black; Sunday, Mike Brown w/Elyse Wheeler, Susie Berta, Stephanie Baldi)

On the subsequent 3rd Saturday of each month — “Wines Between the Lines”  ideal for 1-2 guest authors. Contact Mike Brown.

Pretty Good Books, Lagrange – individual author events & downtown promotional events t.b.a. Local Georgia authors can be added to their shelves. Speak to Josh Rigsby for details. 

Book Love, Senoia Theresa Decker is the owner. She has asked us to recommend authors suitable to her store’s clientele and to build her audience.

April 15, Fayette Humane Society Charity Golf Tourney Hole Sponsorship to promote HNN Writers & Author Programs. (Need bookmarks, donation of books, and flyers by April 2) Sharon Marchisello, Event Coordinator 


HNN Writer’s Critique Groups:

2nd Monday, each month. 6:30-8:00 PM (Virtual) – hosted by Donna Black & Angela McRae (submit deadline for manuscripts – max 10 pages doc.x format 1st of each month)

HNN Writers Meetings: Sharpsburg City Library- 11:00 AM -12:30 PM—March 26; May 28; July 30; September 24; November 26  Meetings are open to all current and prospective writers. Agenda will discuss HNN activities, programs, along with monthly writing topics and guest presenters.

NOTE: Additional HNN WRITERS VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON SMALL GROUPS as participation dictates. 

HNN Quarterly Writers Workshops:

February 12 (NCV): Authorpreneurship: Marketing and Promotion Tips for Aspiring Authors by T. M. Brown; Angela Durden; Donna Black, Moderator

May 14 (NCV): Tips on Writing Memoirs by Lisa Weldon. Sharon Marchisello, Moderator

August 13 (SINCV): Marketing with Confidence byChellie Woodham Phillips, co-hosted by SINC ATLANTA; Sharon Marchisello, Moderator

November 12 (in-Person): venue, time, topic and guest t.b.a.

2022 HNN Team: Mike Brown,Scott Ludwig, Sharon Marchisello, Donna Black, Angie Gallion, and Angela McRae

HNN Website Update: HometownNovel.comis partially up and running.If you know of a website (WordPress) capable person to assist with the website, please let me know. We also could use help with our FACEBOOK HOMETOWNNOVEL PAGE & HNN WRITERS GROUP and INSTAGRAM HOMETOWNNOVEL ACCOUNTS.