South Florida Writers Association (SFWA)
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The South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) is a 501(C)3 non-profit educational and membership organization dedicated to the literary arts and support of writers in the community. Our mission is to establish and maintain a forum for fellowship, education and information among writers in South Florida; to encourage excellence and promote interest in literary achievements in the community. Our programs promote audience development for literary works, public education and information services, representation, community projects and advocacy for the literary arts. We provide tools for writers to succeed through our Mango Writers Conference, workshops, critique groups, writing contests, SFWA booth at the annual Miami Book Fair, BookFest at Pinecrest, public readings, Poetry Slam, and the Authors Showcase Series in collaboration with Books & Books, etc. SFWA publishes a monthly newsletter, Author’s Voice. We co-sponsor the annual Junior Orange Bowl Creative Writing Competition among 8th Graders in partnership with the Junior Orange Bowl Committee and Miami Dade County Public Schools, through cash prizes and judging to foster writing excellence among our youth. Our monthly meetings feature educational presentations about writing, publishing, marketing or award-winning or best-selling authors, agents or publishers, held every first Saturday,10:30 A.M.to 12:30 noon, at the Pinecrest Library located at 5835 SW 111 Street, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Meetings are free and open to the public.
P.O. Box 56-2652
Miami, FL 33256
Beverly Melasi-Haag SFWA President