Orlando Literary Expo

Sunday, September 17, 2023, 2-4 p.m.

Connect in-person with Orlando-area literary organizations. Learn what they do, the resources available to local writers, and how you can get more involved in our local literary community.

Registration is not required, but you can register to receive email and/or text reminders.

Citrus Crime Writers

Citrus Crime Writers (CCW) is the Central Florida chapter of Sisters in Crime, Inc., an international organization dedicated to the promotion of writers and readers of mystery, crime and suspense novels and advancing gender equality in the writing field and publishing industry.
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Loose Lips

Every month, Loose Lips recruits 5 local authors, poets and/or comedians to read original work inspired by the headlines.

Orlando Area Poets

Orlando Area Poets is an official chapter of the Florida State Poets Association. We meet the third Thursday of every month for discussion and critique at Maitland Public Library.

Florida Writers Association

Florida Writers Association (FWA) is a nonprofit serving writers of all genres and all levels. FWA provides a professional atmosphere, a vast networking system, and valuable tools to succeed in today’s publishing industry.
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Orlando Story Club

Orlando Story Club is a live storytelling competition that takes place at CityArts Orlando. Every Orlando Story Club event has a theme.
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Page 15

Page 15 is a literacy and empowerment program that encourages youth of all abilities to discover their own voice and write their own future.
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The Florida Review

The Florida Review publishes exciting new work from around the world from writers both emerging and well known.
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Timucua Arts Foundation

The mission of the Timucua Arts Foundation is to inspire you through engaging experiences of the arts.
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University of Central Florida Department of English

The MFA in Creative Writing is a supportive and vibrant community for writers. Ours is a 2-year program (36 credits) with a creative thesis. Our award-winning faculty are dedicated to the growth of each writer in the program.
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Writers of Central Florida or Thereabouts

We are Writers of Central Florida or Thereabouts who meet a couple times a month to share our triumphs and struggles and to laugh and encourage each other. Our group is open to writers of all genres and styles.
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The Kerouac Project of Orlando

The Kerouac Project supports writers through residency and other programs that seek to enrich the greater Orlando community.
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NaNo Orlando

NaNo Orlando is the Orlando region of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a challenge to write 50,000 words in November. We support writers from Orange, Seminole, and parts of Osceola and Polk counties.
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Orlando Zine Meetup

A casual meetup for local zine makers that meets at Joybird Books every first Tuesday at 5:30pm.
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Writer’s Atelier

The mission of Writer’s Atelier is to encourage writers to have the confidence to believe in their writing while they also work to improve it.
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Society of Childrens Books Writers and Illustrators - Florida

SCBWI is the preeminent membership organization for children’s book creators.
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