Florida WritersCon 2024

Craft. Connect. Captivate.
Join hundreds of other writers for 3 days of workshops, networking, and fun!

A three-day event designed to help emerging and established writers produce their best work in preparation for publication be it indie, traditional, or something in-between!
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Why You Should Attend Florida WritersCon 2024

Richard Blanco, Keynote Speaker
We’re thrilled to share that the keynote speaker this year is poet Richard Blanco! Richard’s keynote address will touch on how he moved from working as civil engineer to becoming an award-winning and nationally recognized poet.

NEW! Creative Catalysts: Hands-on Workshops
As you register, you'll have the option to add on one 2-hour small-group workshop. Led by experts in their fields, small-group sessions will provide you unique opportunity to generate some of your best work. Workshops are an additional $50 and are limited to 15 participants.

  • Rick Bettencourt: Microsoft Word Mastery: Transform Your Documents
  • Ginnye L. Cubel: Marketing Strategies for Multi-Passionate Writers
  • Mary Flynn: Open Mic Prep Session *
  • Sarah Fisk: Writing a Standout Query Letter
  • Cathy Fyock: The Speaker Author: Sell More Books, Book More Speeches
  • Gail Ghai: Elevating Your Poetry with Similes and Metaphors 

* This session is required for attendees who want to perform at Friday night's open mic.

Networking Opportunities
Mixers, meals, and breaks provide you with many opportunities to connect with writers, industry professionals, and experts in publishing, marketing. Be sure to join us at the Friday Night Buffet & Mixer with champagne pour, followed by an open mic. Share experiences, gain insights, and build lasting relationships to support your writing journey.

30 Workshops & Presentations Tailored for Writers
Choose from among a  diverse range of presentations that will help both emerging and established writers enhance their skills. From crafting a compelling query letter to booking speaking engagements, our sessions are designed to elevate your work.

Publishing Perspectives Panel
Don't miss Sunday's select panel of industry professionals sharing knowledge and experience about publishing from their different perspectives: agent, publisher, and author. Plenty of time for Q&A.

Celebrate Exceptional Writing
Join us at the Royal Palm Literary Awards banquet to celebrate outstanding member writing with an elegant dinner and awards presentation, preceded by the RPLA Mixer with a champagne pour included in your registration fee.

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NextGen Writers Experience

In Friday, October 18, Florida WritersCon 2024 offers a special one-day experience just for young writers. NextGen Writers Experience helps middle and high-school writers jumpstart their writing with presentations and workshops by industry professionals. Attending young writers will learn how to strengthen and apply their craft into a work that will captivate readers. More info...

Not a Florida Writers Association member but want to attend the conference?

Click below to joinOnce you’re a member, not only will you be eligible to register for the conference, but you can take advantage of a host of other benefits! Including publication opportunities, access to The Florida Writer magazine,  member only discounts, and more.