True Story!

True Story!, the popular Atlanta-based nonfiction reading series where rogue writers and nervy journalists share true tales and actual artifacts that relate to those tales (think show & tell for grown-ups), is coming to Peachtree City in the form of a Writers’ Workshop!

True StoryKate Sweeney, who curates the successful reading series, will lead a True Story! nonfiction writing workshop at Peachtree City Library on Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. It’s a chance for local writers to revise their own true story—a nonfiction work-in-progress—in a daylong intensive and supportive setting. Participants will then take part in a True Story! reading night at Georgia Shrimp Co. & Murph’s Bar on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m.

Those interested in participating are urged to register soon ($25 fee includes lunch) as space is limited and their 16-20 page narrative nonfiction essay is due to the instructor by Friday, July 5th. The workshop will include feedback from peers and Sweeney, as well as revision exercises to ready the piece for the live reading. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.

Kate Sweeney

Kate Sweeney

Sweeney has curated True Story! since 2009. She earned her MFA from University of North Carolina Wilmington and lives in Atlanta where she works as a radio producer, occasional host and freelance writer. Her radio stories appear regularly on Atlanta’s NPR station, WABE 90.1 FM, and her writing has appeared in Oxford American magazine as well as Atlanta magazine, SNReview, and New South, among other outlets. University of Georgia Press will publish her first book, American Afterlife, in Spring 2014. She has taught English and Creative Writing at Emory Continuing Education, Clayton State University, and UNCW.

For more information on the True Story! Writers’ Workshop, visit

Jill Prouty

Jill is a reader, writer, and professional librarian who enjoys spending her free time with her husband of twelve years and their two sons. She has an MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.