history of the florida writers association
The Florida Writers Association’s first ten years as told by its founders and members

From an inauspicious beginning in 2001 around a kitchen table, a few friends took the concept of “Writers Helping Writers,” and then, as Doug Houck, editor of the Florida Writers Association’s first history book writes, “…plunged boldly into the formidable task of organizing.”

Within ten years, the Florida Writers Association had turned it into a professional organization with more than 1,000 members from every corner of the state of Florida as well as other states and the Virgin Islands.

As Dr. Houck phrases it, “The Florida Writers Association has become a fine tapestry of activity, service, and voices.” FWA continues to grow and encompassing some fifty chapters, two writing competitions, annual anthologies, a renowned annual writers conference, some half dozen mini-conferences annually, and a program for youth writers.

Read more about our first ten years in Writing Our History ~ One Writer at a Time.

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