Guest Speaker: Mamta Chaudhry


MIAMI, FL – The South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) will host its monthly meeting for all who would like to join at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020, via Zoom. The SFWA is thrilled to welcome Mamta Chaudhry, whose debut novel, has earned accolades throughout the national book community. 


“We’re very proud to invite one of Miami’s finest authors to present to our members,” said Beverly Melasi-Haag, SFWA President. “Mamta Chaudhry will focus on her new novel, Haunting Paris, with a focus on how perseverance plays an important role in the writing process.”


Haunting Paris is a timeless story of love and loss which takes a mysterious turn when a bereaved pianist discovers a letter among her late lover’s possessions, launching her into a decades-old search for a child who vanished in the turbulence of wartime Paris.


“… so fresh, so musical and so moving … This first novel brings to mind the best of Kristin Hannah and Tatiana de Rosnay, resonating long after the final page is turned,” wrote Mitchell Kaplan from Books & Books about Haunting Paris.


Chaudhry lives with her husband in Coral Gables, Fla., and they spend part of each year in India and in France. Much of her professional career was in television and classical radio at stations in Calcutta, Gainesville, Dallas, and Miami. Chaudhry has studied with Marilynne Robinson and has also taught literature and creative writing at the University of Miami. Her early fiction, poetry, and feature articles have been published in newspapers and magazines in the United States and in India. She is currently working on her second novel.


The South Florida Writers Association encourages the community to contact us through our website at if they are interested in attending the meeting as a guest. The meeting will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to sign in a maximum of 15 minutes prior to start time.


The South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit educational and membership organization dedicated to literary arts and support of writing and writers in our community. Our mission is to establish and maintain a forum for fellowship, education and information among writers in the South Florida area to encourage excellence and promote interest in literary achievements in the community. SFWA monthly meetings are held the first Saturday of every month. Due to Covid 19 Pandemic, virtual meetings will be held for members and non-members alike. To become a member, please visit:

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Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for

 Saturday, October 3, 2020 

(Delivery: Virtual)

10:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M.

Remote, login information will be emailed to all members and guests. 
We will return to our regular meeting location (below) after the COVID-19 pandemic... Stay safe, everyone!

Pinecrest Library

5835 SW 111 STREET


Connie Goodman-Milone

Director of Community Relations (RSVP for non-members)


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