Georgia Writers Museum

In April, 2014, The Georgia Writers Museum opened in a temporary location at 109 S. Jefferson Avenue in downtown Eatonton. The Georgia Writers Museum is a 501(c)3, non-profit.

A lease with the county has been signed to relocate to the historic Eatonton Hotel in the future. In the hotel, GWM will occupy all three floors which will include permanent exhibits honoring the three famous local area authors, plus additional space for rotating temporary exhibits, conference and meeting space, a gift shop, book store, offices and a proposed cafe. GWM is pursuing grants and donations to refurbish the building, furnish and procure exhibit materials and memorabilia.

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.

Check out the website here.