Georgia Writers Museum

  Every story starts somewhere...

109 S. Jefferson Street
P.O.Box 3429
Eatonton, Georgia 31024

[email protected]


New hours of operation

Thursday/Friday/Saturday 10AM-5PM

by Appointment Mon-Wed

** Please call 706.816.1584 with questions or to schedule an appointment

2017 Board of Directors

President- John Dennis
V.President-George Heiring
Secretary- Janet Kelhoffer
Treasurer -Shelah Fagan
Gwen Ralston
Vickie Spivey

The next Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Book Club meeting will be 

Thursday, February 23 at the museum 

at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

The book to be discussed is 

“Ecology of a Cracker Childhood” by Janisse Ray.

Janisse was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in Athens in November, 2015, and has many awards. 

“Ecology…” was a New York Times Notable Book.

From the memories of a childhood marked by extreme poverty, mental illness, and restrictive fundamentalist Christian rules, Janisse Ray crafted a memoir that has inspired thousands to embrace their beginnings, no matter how humble, a places they love.

The Georgia Writers Museum promotes the rich, literary heritage of the state. Of the 46 authors in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, nine are from within 30 miles of Putnam County. Permanent exhibits honor the three most famous local authors, Alice Walker, Flannery O’Connor and Joel Chandler Harris. Works and artifacts of the other authors will be featured in the museum on a rotation basis.


Our mission is to promote tourism and literary heritage by providing a venue to showcase the lives, accomplishments and works of local authors.s.