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A look at Atlanta’s exclusive writing club

by The 100 Companies

Established in 1914, only 50 years after the burning of Atlanta, a small but mighty group of Atlantans met and established what is now known as Atlanta Writers Club. Created for literary advancement and promotion of the written word, the venture could also be seen as an elite social group, as only those who were invited were permitted to join.

Members in the early days included editors of all the major news outlets, including the first Georgia Poet Laureate, professors, novelists, playwrights and more. The club has survived wars, depressions, technological advancements and more, and today has over 700 members.

MaryGrace Williams, 360 Media, Inc.

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