Workshops & Readings 


Here you will find information on poetry workshops in the region. If you would like your workshop listed here, please send details to Ann Gillespie,

Please also report to us any broken links or inactive workshops so that we can keep our list up-to-date.

The Side Door Poets Critique Group is held in Midtown Atlanta. It is currently full and has a waiting list. For more information contact Karen Paul Holmes at

Centerville Writers’ Group meets 10:00 to12:00 noon on the first and third Thursday of each month with Homer Overstreet as the chairperson. It meets at the Centerville Community Center on Bethany Church Rd.  (an extension of Killian Hill Rd.). The Gwinnett County Branch of the Centerville Library is in the same building. Contact either Homer Overstreet at or Lucile Cason, for more information.

Brick Road Poetry Posse meets every third Thursday of the month at 513 Broadway, Columbus, GA (in the historic district). Poets are invited to a poetry writing workshop. Dessert and coffee are provided. Participants give each other feedback with the goal of improving their poems. The workshop is led by published poets. All styles of poetry are welcome. Please bring copies of your poem to share. This event is Free! Sponsored by the Georgia Poetry Society. For information contact Ron Self at 706.221.4370.

Columbus Open Poetry Reading  – for information contact Ron Self 706.649.3080

Southwest Atlanta Open Mic is hosted by GPS member Ira Harrison with a poetry open mic every first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Southwest Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, 3665 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. Telephone: 404.699.6364. Web:

Poetpourri meets twice a month on varying Fridays 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Oconee County Library, Watkinsville, GA 30677. For more information contact Elizabeth Howells at .

Savannah Poetry Group is located in the Savannah area. Contact Jim Green at or Lou Jones at for more information.

Pinckneyville Writers’ Group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday at the Pinckneyville Arts Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, GA. Contact Emery Campbell for more information at .

Poetry Matters Project meets at the Hire Grounds Café in Augusta, GA. quarterly for open mic and readings. Contact Lucinda Clark at for more information.

The Pine Mountain Poets meet at the Garden Delights Nursery in Pine Mountain.  For more information contact John Winsness at

Johns Creek Poetry Group meets for open mic/featured poet/critiquing of each other’s poems at the Northeast Regional Library 9560 Spruill Rd., Johns Creek, GA 30022 at 10:15a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the third Saturday of the month unless GPS has a meeting that month. Meetings are followed by a Dutch treat lunch at a nearby restaurant. For more information contact Ron Boggs at . There is also an online poetry reading group at  for discussion of books written by nationally known poets.