Georgia Council 
of Teachers of English

Upcoming events

    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW -- Peachtree City

    The Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE) 2022 conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW -- Peachtree City, Feb 10-12.

    Please see the GCTE conference page for more information, including accommodations.

    Conference Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of registration must be made by January 22, 2022 in order to receive a 75% refund of the total registration fee paid. Substitution of personnel is recommended in lieu of cancellation. Pre-registrants who fail to cancel by the deadline, fail to attend, or fail to send a substitute are liable for the total registration fee. To cancel a pre-registration, email Jennifer Dail at

    Payment: Payment is due upon registration. Attendees can settle their registration invoice with a credit card payment through the GCTE website. Payment may also be mailed to the address below. Please note: all mailed registration payments must be received by Friday, Feb 4, 2022. (Deadline for school system checks is Mar 1.)

    Attention: Matt Brown, Treasurer
    P.O. Box 411
    Fitzgerald, GA  31750

GCTE conference keynote speaker Jackson Pearce is the author of fifteen books for children and young adults, including the ELLIE ENGINEER series, the PIP BARTLETT series, and the SISTERS RED series. Her books have been translated into 23 languages and have won multiple state and national awards, including being twice selected as a Book All Young Georgians Must Read, a Florida Sunshine State book, and a Missouri Mark Twain List book. Visit her website or follow @jacksonpearce.


Preservice Teachers! Apply for the Ellis Teacher Candidate Award (Dec 21 deadline).

The Fall issue of Scribbles 'N Bits is now available. Submissions for the Winter issue are due on Jan 1, 2022.

2022 GCTE Conference

Registration is open for the 2022 GCTE Conferencescheduled for Feb 10-12 in Peachtree City. Check out the call for session proposals and consider submitting (deadline Nov 12).

Teacher Opportunities and Resources

Would you like to have an author speak with your class about being a writer and/or give a reading? 

Thanks to the Literary Event Grants of Georgia (funded by Georgia Council for the Arts and managed by the Georgia Writers Association), an author can virtually visit your class

  1. Find an author for your event on the Georgia Writers Registry (if an author you would like to invite isn't listed, please check this list). 
  2. Eligible writers include poets, playwrights, and writers of fiction, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction.
  3. To formally, invite an author, submit an event proposal

Venues located in some Georgia counties—Fulton, Cobb, and DeKalb—are excluded from LEGG funding since they receive funding from other organizations: check the eligibility requirements to be sure. Please feel free to e-mail us at with any questions you may have or if you need assistance filling out an event proposal. 

    For more information about GCTE, please contact Jim Hill.
    For more information about this website, please contact Darren Crovitz.
    For more information about our annual conference, please contact Jennifer Dail.
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