Florida Writers Association

Florida Writers Youth Conference

Creativity, friendship and support for middle and high school writers

October 16, 2020 • Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs

8:00 AM - Registration and sign-in
8:15 AM - Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM - Welcome by Mark Newhouse, FWAY Chair/FWA Board of Directors

9:00 AM - Dr. Arthur M. Doweyko, From Frankenstein to Thanos: The Monsters and Villains We Love to Hate
10:00 AM - Bob Lucas, Making it as a Professional Writer: Secrets of an Award-winning Author
11:00 AM - Charis Crowe, The Pixar Method

11:45 AM -  Youth Collection Recognition & Royal Palm Literary Awards Luncheon
Special recognition of parents & individual pictures of award winners

1:00 PM - Youth Winners Book Signing in Bookstore
Buy your copy of this year's Collection and have it signed by your Florida Writers youth friends

1:45 PM - Anne Dalton, Esq., Law & Authors: “The Case of the Stolen Song" Be the Plaintiff, Defendant or the Jury in a Real Court Case
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM - Q & A with three top agents!

  • Cate Hart, Harvey Klinger Literary Agency 
  • Kaitlyn Johnson,  Belcastro Agency
  • Eric Smith, P.S. Literary

3:45 PM - Alma Fullerton, National Guest of Honor & Joyce Sweeney, Florida Writer of the Year
4:15 PM -  Visit the Bookstore for parent pickup  and random drawings for two $100 prizes!

COVID precautions will be taken in accordance with published CDC guidelines and the advice of our medical team.


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Conference Registration

Includes meals, workshops, and events, except as noted below.

  • $49. Early Bird Registration, 4/1 - 7/31/21
  • $69.Regular registration, 8/1 - 9/15/21
  • $79. Late registration, 9/16 - 10/17/21

Contact us for group rates.


  • $40/Guest attending Youth Collection Recognition & RPLA Luncheon
  • $20* 15-minute interviews with conference faculty
  • $30* 10-minute interview with an agent
  • $29* Enjoy Sunday breakfast and workshops at the adult Florida Writers Conference
  • Hotel accommodations

* Conference registration is required.

Please Note

  • Download Mail-in Registration Form. After October 1, 2021, do not mail your registration. Bring it to the conference.
  • To qualify for early-bird registration, forms must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2021.
  • To qualify for regular registration, forms must be postmarked no later than September 16, 2021
  • Online registration closes October 3, 2021
  • No refunds after September 1, 2021. See Terms & Conditions for full refund policy.