January 21, 2020

Author and illustrator Janny Wurts will talk about Bust the Five Lies That Block Your Creativity Feb. 4 at Selby Library, Sarasota. The meeting begins at 6 pm, is free, and is open to visitors and members.

The brief lecture, followed by a Q&A session, will be helpful fo...

January 21, 2020

At the annual Sarasota Fiction Writers holiday party, the four winners of the 2019 Short Story Contest were announced. Click on the links below to read their award-winning entries. Congratulations to all winners!

First Place: Robert Louis Heron

One Elephant, Two Elephan...

August 24, 2019

It's that time of year again, writers! All paid members are cordially invited to participate in this year's short story contest. The theme is Salvador Dali. Cash prizes are awarded for first through third places, and honorable mention is also recognized. Dues are comin...

August 25, 2018

Romance writer Tawdra Kandle will speak at the Sarasota Fiction Writers meeting on September 4 at 6PM at Selby Library. 
 
Tawdra's presentation topic is on Building a Vibrant Readership. Learn the secrets to cultivating a loyal, dedicated group of readers wh...

May 18, 2018

Jack Massa will speak at the June 5 meeting of the Sarasota Fiction Writers at Selby Library. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Massa will discuss five ways skillful writers can convey backstory while keeping dramatic momentum.

Jack...

March 14, 2018

Author and Ringling College of Art and Design creative writing teacher SJ Sindu will speak at the Sarasota Fiction Writers meeting on April 3 at 6 p.m. at Selby Library. 

She is the author of the novel “Marriage of a Thousand Lies,” which was selected by...

February 27, 2018

Mystery writer James Forrest will speak at the Sarasota Fiction Writers meeting on March 6 at 6 p.m. at Selby Library. He will speak about creating realistic characters. 

Forrest serves in law enforcement as a lieutenant in corrections. He is a...

January 27, 2018

Pat Gussin, a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of medical thrillers, will be speaking to the Sarasota Fiction Writers group about the writing craft at February's general meeting.

Dr. Gussin's first book, Shadow of Death, also the first in her Laura...