Message from the President


As the recently elected president of South Florida Writers Association for the upcoming year, I’d like to welcome back all returning members and friends  and greet those new ones, as well as to urge those of you who are “browsing” to join our ranks. It will be a major impetus in your writing career, whether you are an emerging or a veteran writer.


Our organization continues to be an oasis of motivation, stimulation, and encouragement for authors of every genre—poetry, memoir, short story, novel, documentary, spiritual, children’s/young people’s literature, and more.

The benefits of membership are numerous and include these: book signings and readings at Books and Books Author Showcase events, selling your books at the SFWA Booth at the annual Miami Book Fair, critique groups, networking with other authors, monthly writing contests, member readings and speaking opportunities, and leadership opportunities to be on the Board or to chair a committee.


This past year, despite the deluge of the pandemic which caused us to move from the magic of live meetings to powerful virtual ones, we still enjoyed strong guest speakers and the annual Mango Writers Conference.


As always, our board of directors is yet a reliable and talented source of support, to whom I am immensely grateful. 


Maintaining a positive attitude is key to success in any endeavor, and, with that in mind, I look forward with great anticipation to another SFWA year. Heads up, chin up, thumbs up. Let’s move forward together with each other and with our love of writing, which we passionately share.


Ricki Dorn