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Writing Workshop Resources: Local Writing Organizations

Resources for writers at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library.

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Florida Chapter

A diverse community of hardworking volunteers dedicated to making your dreams of becoming published authors and illustrators for kids and teens a reality. Through their Florida Regional Conference, held every January in Miami, their Mid-Year Workshop, held every June in Orlando, and lots of smaller events throughout the year and state, they put YOU in touch with top agents and editors in the children’s book industry.

Monthly Meetings

South Florida Writers Association

SFWA provides tools for writers to succeed through its annual Mango Writers Conference, critique groups and writing contests. SFWA meetings feature presentations about writing, publishing, and marketing topics or  award-winning or best-selling authors, agents or publishers. Read this month's issue of their Author's Voice Newsletter here.

All SFWA critique group meetings remain suspended due to COVID-19. Critique group members are encouraged to continue exchanging their works by email. For novels and short stories, contact Don Daniels at;for  poetry, Steve  Liebowitz  at;and  for  nonfiction, Peter  Luykx

South Florida Fiction Writers

The South Florida Fiction Writers (SFFW) meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in room 3018 on the 3rd floor of NSU Alvin Sherman Library. Please contact author Marcia King Gamble at with any questions.

Mystery Writers of America

The Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. FMWA is an organization of published and aspiring authors, booksellers, readers, and other industry professionals pursuing a career or interest in the crime fiction genre.

Monthly Meetings

Florida Writers Association

Florida Writers Association

The Florida Writers Association (FWA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization for writers of all genres. Our community of hard-working volunteers is dedicated to providing members with an incredible networking system. FWA is focused on the beginning and advanced writers within a professional atmosphere.

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