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Join us for the 12th Annual Mango Writers Conference featuring Dr. Alison Thompson!

      If you have not yet signed up for the Mango Conference, tickets are still available. Just click on our Conference Page right here on our website to register and pay online! It is on August 20, from 9:15 am - 4 pm EDT at the Hilton Miami Dadeland Hotel. If you attend, you'll have the pleasure of meeting our keynote speaker, Dr. Alison Thompson.

       Dr Thompson will discuss how "Everyone is Needed," during her special presentation. Dr. Thompson is a full-time humanitarian volunteer running refugee camps, field hospitals and resilience hubs in the largest natural and man-made disasters around the world for the past 21 years, including the Syrian & Venezuelan crisis. Thompson founded Third Wave Volunteers on Sept 11, 2001 and has grown to more than 30,000 medical and non-medical volunteers. Dr. Thompson is an advisory board member of the United Nations Chaplains Assoc. a board member of 11 Florida MACtown disabled homes and the Ambassador to the Haitian Ministry of Environment. In 2010 she received the Order of Australia from Queen Elizabeth the 2nd, the Commanders Award of Excellence from General Trombitas and the 82nd Airborne andthe ''Paul Harris'' award from Rotary International.

     Her book "The Third Wave- a volunteer story" by Random House is also a documentary film that premiered at the Cannes film festival presented by Sean Penn and Bono.

We certainly hope you'll join us for this very special conference! Happy writing!

Ricki Dorn, Conference Director

South Florida Writers Association



The South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) is tax-exempt,501 (C) 3 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the literary arts and support of writers in the community. Its 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.

For more information, visit www.southfloridawriters.org.