Macon authors share their work at public reading

Dozens met on Saturday at the Ampersand Guild for a public reading of their own work.

Members of the Macon Writers Group had the opportunity to share poems and short stories with the crowd.

The group meets on the last Saturday of each month in preparation for their public readings.     

Director Danielle Grisamore says it's important to have critique from other members.

“When it's published, you’re not going to be there to answer any questions or defend it or make anything make sense to something," said Grisamore. "It has to stand alone like a little, like sending a baby off to college. It's very important to have that critique going into a work."

The Macon Writers Group started in 2009 with a group of aspiring writers, and since then it has morphed into an organization.

If you would like to join the group, you can contact Shane Trayers at


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