Next Lakeland Writers Meetings: 1/14, 2/18, and 3/18


Lakeland Writers is open to all individuals who write for profession or pleasure


Community Southern Bank
3340 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803

All meetings begin at 6:30pm on the days listed. Most will last until 8:30.

FWA Announces:

 Short Shorts Mini-Conference


Bentley’s Boutique Hotel
1660 S. Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

On-site Registration begins at 8:30 am
Conference hours:  9:00-4:00
Lunch is included

Would you like to register?  Click here to go to our online store.
Check the
conference program for details on the faculty and workshops.

Dedicated focus on the craft
Writing time included in each workshop

Magazine Articles
The staff of FORWARD Florida, which has more than thirty years experiences, will teach attendees the different types of magazine articles, how to organize an article, the importance of writing tight, and markets to shop a project. For more information about FORWARD Florida, visit the company’s website,, as well as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

Elaine Person teaches writing workshops, is an editor, speaker, performer, and member of Poetry Ensemble of Orlando. She writes “Person”alized poems and stories for all occasions, and is Vice President of Florida State Poets Association’s Orlando Area Poets. Elaine is published by Random House, FWA, FSPA, CHB Media, and others.

Short Stories
Ben Wolf founded Splickety Publishing Group to meet the needs of busy folks like him: people who appreciate great fiction but don’t have a lot of time to read. Splickety leads the writing industry in the publication of flash fiction in multiple genres. Ben will share the finer points of how to write short fiction and practical strategies for taking short fiction from good to great. For more information about Ben or Splickety, visit

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