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                       GWM Meet the Author Series

Jessica Handler is the author of the novel The Magnetic Girl, the memoir, Invisible Sisters, and the craft guide Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss. Her writing has appeared on NPR, in Tin HouseDrunken Boat, The Bitter Southerner, BrevityCreative NonfictionNewsweek, The Washington Post, and More Magazine.

A founding member of the board of the Decatur Writers Studio in Decatur, Georgia, she teaches creative writing and coordinates the Minor in Writing at Oglethorpe University, and lectures internationally on writing.

The Magnetic Girl

The Magnetic Girl has been named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “ten books to read this spring,” is an Indie Next pick, a SIBA Okra pick, and is featured in this month’s Atlanta magazine. Read the review from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  

Based on a true story, The Magnetic Girl is set at a time when the emerging presence of electricity raised suspicions about the other-worldly gospel of Spiritualism, and when women’s desire for political, cultural, and sexual presence electrified the country. 

Squarely in the realm of Emma Donoghue's The Wonder and Leslie Parry’s Church of Marvels, The Magnetic Girl is a unique portrait of a forgotten period in history, seen through the story of one young woman’s power over her family, her community, and ultimately, herself.

Jessica Handler


Sunday, June 2

2:00 to 4:00 pm 

Tickets $20

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Georgia Writers


109 S. Jefferson Avenue

Eatonton, Georgia 

(Ticket proceeds go to the Georgia Writers Museum Operations Fund)