HNN Writers Meeting



March 26th, Sharpsburg Community Library, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM — ALL HNN Writers and anyone interested in participating in Hometown Novel Nights Author events and HNN Writers’ Critique Groups & Workshops should attend this organizational meeting. Future meetings at the Sharpsburg Library will be bi-monthly (May 28, July 30, September 24, November 26). Please mark your calendar and plan to attend whenever possible. Our meetings will include helpful tips and topics to help us as writers.

At this March 26th meeting, we will share more about all the 2022 events, programs, and workshops on the calendar already with several author slots still available. We will also talk about upcoming HNN affilitated/hosted author events on the calendar. You will learn more about three upcoming Book Festivals over the next 12 months.

Why attend? Hometown Novel/HNN Writers is Organizing!

What began four years ago in a coffee shop in Senoia as an idea has grown with author programs, venues, events, and workshops impacting aspiring writers, published authors, and engaged readers South of Atlanta including Fayette, Coweta, Carroll, Troup, Meriwether, Harris Counties, and beyond.

HNN venues in 2022 include: Newnan Carnegie Library; Corner Arts Gallery, Studios & Gifts, Newnan; Pretty Good Books, Lagrange; Warm Springs Cellars, Warm Springs; Rogers BBQ, Hogansville; Sharpsburg Town Library & Community Center, Sharpsburg. And, we are working with the Carrollton Writers Guild about us hosting a program this Fall in Carrollton’s County Art Center as a prelude to Carrollton’s Lit Fest in 2023.

Organizing means involvement and engagement beyond promoting and selling books!

This new website and our social media presence on Facebook & Instagram has helped us grow, and requires help to handle posts and inquiries. We can soon allow members to add relevant posts on our website and on social media pages intended to inform, edify, encourage, and entice new authors and aspiring writers to join us. We also need to reach our growing audience–avid readers that will want to attend our programs and invest in our books. Who can invest a few hours each week to help us build this website and monitor our social media pages?

Our Email mailing list is growing which means we need someone to assist Donna Black in coordinating and scheduling email communications.

Hometown Novel/HNN Writers has developed a visible branding image and we need someone to build on that image while creating event and program media promotional images.

Every program, event, and workshop requires planning and coordination. We need one or two people to assist Mike Brown & Sharon Marchisello to take the lead with upcoming events, programs, and workshops.

As the organization grows so does our need to maintain and recruit new members. We need someone to handle our membership.

We have grown without any financial involvement but we also have lost opportunities to help our fledgling organization grow even more. There are local community literacy programs and events we could sponsor. We need someone to handle our finances and banking.

This is a “writers helping writers” non-profit organization. We need everyone to lend a helping hand so we can fulfill our vision of presenting new local authors and their books to local audiences South of Atlanta, and help aspiring writers to publish their stories.

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