I had great fun at the Georgia Libraries Conference in Athens, Georgia.
Key takeaways and observations.
- Fall tradition – This conference is something of a fall tradition in Georgia. The annual conference of the Georgia Library Association is hosted by the Public Library Division. It was held in Athens, GA.
- Break the Ice – We participated in an author’s scavenger hunt. It’s a great way for attendees to learn about and meet various authors.
- Familiar Faces – This is an annual event. I was pleasantly surprised to meet several Georgia authors, some of whom I met at the event that happened in Macon, Georgia in 2022.
- Connecting – Conferences provide a great opportunity to meet and connect with other authors who have similar interests and goals. Sharing experiences, knowledge, and ideas can be inspiring and help you grow as a writer.
- Collaboration – Meeting other authors at conferences can lead to potential collaborations on projects such as co-writing a book, organizing joint author events, or participating in anthologies. Collaborating with other authors can broaden your creative horizons and introduce you to new audiences.
- Support and Community – Conferences offer a unique sense of community where you can find like-minded individuals who understand the struggles and joys of being an author. Being part of a supportive community helps foster motivation, accountability, and long-lasting connections with fellow writers.