Georgia Writers Museum

  Every story starts somewhere...


109 S. Jefferson Street
P.O.Box 3429
Eatonton, Georgia 31024
706-991-5119

[email protected]


HOURS

Thursday/Friday/Saturday 10AM-5PM

 Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

by Appointment


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 -Shelagh Fagan
At Large - Gwen Ralston
At Larg
e - Vickie Spivey

THE MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, MAY 18TH AT 6:00 PM AT THE MUSEUM.

THE BOOK THAT WE WILL BE DISCUSSING IS “RAMBLING ROSE",
BY CALDER WILLINGHAM.

Calder Willingham, a 2008 inductee in the Hall of Fame, was from Rome, Georgia  and was highly esteemed as a storyteller with ten novels and many screenplays. He was widely praised by many fellow writers such as Shelby Foote who admired his “sense of the ridiculous” and was quoted as saying that Willingham was perhaps the best of his generation that included Norman Mailer, James Jones and others.  Willingham passed away in 1995 at his longtime home in New Hampshire.

“Rambling Rose” is Willinghams most widely known novel, and explores the theme of “What is this thing called love?”.  He wrote about sex with a frankness and a sense of humor that unnerved critics and delighted readers.  “Rambling Rose” was made into a popular movie with the script by Willingham that earned Academy Award nominations for Laura Dern and Diane Ladd.

A full biography of Calder Willingham can be found at georgiawritershalloffame.org and I encourage you to read it.  

Copies of “Rambling Rose” are easily available on Amazon for $1in a paperback edition.

See you at the book club!

The Georgia Writers Museum promotes the rich, literary heritage of the state. Of the 63 authors in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, nine are from within 30 miles of Putnam County.    Our mission is to promote tourism and literary heritage by providing a venue to showcase the lives, accomplishments and works of local authors.


Permanent exhibits honor the three most famous local authors, Alice Walker, Flannery O’Connor and Joel Chandler Harris. Works and artifacts of other authors are featured on a rotation basis.



The Downtown Eatonton Mural Project

The Georgia Writers Museum will be the lead agency for a consortium of organizations on the first three murals in a multi-phase mural project that is part of a larger initiative to establish public art aimed at creating a vibrant historic district to stimulate economic development.