About the Conference

Discover your community. Develop your voice.

Northwest Georgia's premier writing event, the Highlands Writers Conference held at Georgia Highlands College provides opportunities for writers of all levels to meet with published authors of a variety of genres to discuss and hone the craft of writing. Previous conferences have witnessed experienced journalists, fiction authors, cold-case murder podcast hosts, and a number of other creative voices to help area writers find how their voice fits within the literary and local community. For more information on previous conferences, check the archives below.

Discover your community. Develop your voice.

Located on the Georgia Highlands College campus in Cartersville, GA, the Highlands Writers Conference connexts acclaimed authors with a local writing community. This one-day program provides numerous opportunities for aspiring writers to learn about craft in a variety of genres as well as best practices for publication. We welcome writers who have been practicing for years as well as those who have not yet set pen to paper.

Past Conferences

2023 Highlands Writers Conference

2022 Highlands Writers Conference

2021 Highlands Writers Conference

2020 Highlands Writers Conference

2019 Highlands Writers Conference