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Georgia Lee

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Georgia Lee

Georgia Lee is an award winning journalist, editor, writer and teacher. She was the first Director of Ivy Hall, the SCAD Atlanta Writing Center, from 2009 through April 2014. Prior to that, she was the Southeast Bureau Chief for “Women’s Wear Daily” and “W” magazine, where she won the Atrium Award for Business Reporting from the Henry Grady School Journalism at UGA and the DIVA Award for journalism from the Atlanta Apparel Mart. She has contributed to numerous national and local publications. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s 2012 New Author contest. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines, blogs and e-book anthologies. She writes grant proposals; website copy and media materials. She judges literary competitions and mentors graduate students writing, editing and polishing theses. She is a content and line editor, helping new writers to take a book from conception to publication. In 2009, she launched The Ivy Hall Writers Series, featuring esteemed and beloved authors in personal appearances. Among them were Margaret Atwood, Richard Ford, the late Elmore Leonard, Augusten Burroughs and Bret Easton Ellis. She established SCAD’s Writer-in-Residency program, held numerous events for high-profile organizations and presented local authors in lectures and seminars on topics such as social media and how to pitch books to agents and editors. She moderates yearly author panels for the Decatur Book Festival, and is an accomplished public speaker to local writers’ groups. She is V.P., community outreach at the Atlanta Writers Club and teaches Memoir at OLLI, a continuing education division of Emory University. Her blog, www.georgialeesays.com, nominated by Word Press for the “most versatile blogger” award. Twitter listed her under “Great Writers” Must-Read Writers” “Writers We Admire” and “Popular Women.” She is at work on a novel and a memoir and lives in Atlanta.

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Georgia Lee is an award winning journalist, editor, writer and teacher. She was the first Director of Ivy Hall, the SCAD Atlanta Writing Center, from 2009 through April 2014. Prior to that, she was the Southeast Bureau Chief for “Women’s Wear Daily” and “W” magazine, where she won the Atrium Award for Business Reporting from the Henry Grady School Journalism at UGA and the DIVA Award for journalism from the Atlanta Apparel Mart. She has contributed to numerous national and local publications. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s 2012 New Author contest. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines, blogs and e-book anthologies. She writes grant proposals; website copy and media materials. She judges literary competitions and mentors graduate students writing, editing and polishing theses. She is a content and line editor, helping new writers to take a book from conception to publication. In 2009, she launched The Ivy Hall Writers Series, featuring esteemed and beloved authors in personal appearances. Among them were Margaret Atwood, Richard Ford, the late Elmore Leonard, Augusten Burroughs and Bret Easton Ellis. She established SCAD’s Writer-in-Residency program, held numerous events for high-profile organizations and presented local authors in lectures and seminars on topics such as social media and how to pitch books to agents and editors. She moderates yearly author panels for the Decatur Book Festival, and is an accomplished public speaker to local writers’ groups. She is V.P., community outreach at the Atlanta Writers Club and teaches Memoir at OLLI, a continuing education division of Emory University. Her blog, www.georgialeesays.com, nominated by Word Press for the “most versatile blogger” award. Twitter listed her under “Great Writers” Must-Read Writers” “Writers We Admire” and “Popular Women.” She is at work on a novel and a memoir and lives in Atlanta.