Saturday, June 19, 2010

Conferences and Workshops in Florida

There are many wonderful conferences going on throughout Florida. Here are a few of them and links for more information.

The Anhinga Writers’ Studio 2010 Summer Workshops
The 2010 Conference

July 28-July 31

UF Hilton Conference Center, Gainesville, Florida

The Anhinga Writer's 2010 Conference used to be called the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writing the Region conference. It was established in 1996. It honored Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and celebrated the rich literary heritage of the region.

"Last year, the conference gained three new co-directors, a new name, a new venue and a new format. Conference co-directors Beverly Browning, Mary Anna Evans, and Diana Tonnessen pooled their collective experience as published authors of dozens of works of fiction and nonfiction to form the Anhinga Writers' Studio and brought the conference under its wing. The 2009 Workshops were among the best-attended ever, and the Anhinga board members have planned an even bigger and better event this year."

For information about the conference, go to

University of North Florida Writers Conference
August 6-8, 2010

The 2010 UNF Writers Conference will be held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, August 6-8, 2010. Early Bird deadline has been extended to June 15. Save $50 when you register before the deadline!

For more details, visit

Mystery Florida - A Conference to Die For
In Sarasota, Florida, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota
August 13 and 14, 2010

The 2010 Mystery Florida Conference is the 6th annual event. It brings together published authors, aspiring authors, agents, editors and individuals from publishing and film companies as well as fans.

Over the years, they have had some success with pairing aspiring writers with agents and publishers, resulting in the aspiring writer becoming a published writer. At least two of these writers have gone on to win national literary awards. The conference is limited to the first 100 registrants. to keep the gathering small and give the fans an opportunity to meet and talk with their favorite writers.

For more information, go to,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/

9th Annual Florida Writers Conference
Go for the Gold!
Florida Writers Association
October 22nd thru 24, 2010

It will be held at the Orlando Mariott Lake Mary in Lake Mary, Florida

This conference is packed with information for fiction and non-fiction writers. Presenters include agents, editors and authors. Other events include the Royal Palm Literary Competition and mentoring, interview and critique sessions.

Please visit their website to read about this Conference

Miami Book Festival
November 14 - 21, 2010

It's not too early to put the Miami Book Festival on your calendar. Here's the website if you want to follow the details of this big book event....

If you know of other writers' conferences, please send them to me at I'll be glad to post the information.


Deborah Sharp said...

This is a great compilation by Lou. those of you who are associated with writers' groups or libraries should keep this link handy when aspiring writers ask where they can go to learn more about the process.
Cheers, Lou!

Lou Belcher said...

Thanks Deborah.