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You're Invited to our Monthly Meeting on Saturday, June 4!

     We hope you'll join us on June 4, from 10:30-12:30 EDT at the Pinecrest Library for a very special morning with Ellen Book, Branch Manager of the Miami Dade Public Library System. She will install the 2022-2023 SFWA Board of Directors and speak about her own dynamic career. 

      Ellen Book began her career with the Miami-Dade Public Library System in 1987 after graduating with her newly minted Florida State University Masters Degree. Starting as a Business and Science Specialist at the Main Library, she was promoted into Branch Management at a wide range of locations including Coconut Grove, South Miami, Miami Lakes, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, and Country Walk.

      Along the way, her volunteer efforts were noticed. Members of the Dade County Library Association elected her as their President from 2008-2010 and the Rotarians of the South Miami Rotary Club elected her as their President from 2005-2006 from which she ascended to the post of Asst. District Governor from 2007-2009. One of her favorite literacy projects was coordinating numerous countywide dictionary giveaways from 2007-2015, in which 27,000 dictionaries were hand-delivered at student assemblies.

     To thank her for many hours of community service, the City of South Miami proclaimed May 2, 2006, as "Ellen Book Day" and the League of Women Voters presented her with the Community Activist of the Year Award in 2014. With thirty years of library service under her belt, she's aiming for another decade at the Pinecrest Branch where her goal is to make the branch incrementally better each and every day.

     She has been a wonderful host to us at the Pinecrest Library and has always done her best to inform us of the many things available at the library. 


      Whether you join us in person at the Pinecrest Library (address below) or via teleconference on Zoom, we look forward to seeing you there!

      Those who do not have a laptop/computer for Zoom or Internet access may use their phones to Dial-in/Conference call.

: +13017158592, 83899718493# US (Germantown), OR  +13126266799, 83899718493# US (Chicago)

To Join our Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 838 9971 8493

The South Florida Writers Association will meet in person at the Pinecrest Library, located at 5835 SW 111th Street, Pinecrest, FL 33156. The meeting is free and open to the public. First time visitors should RSVP to hollybw@bellsouth.


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.