Tallahassee Writers Association

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Now and again our members share a little about themselves. This month we are featuring Sam Staley and his article, Reflections on My First Year as a Movie Reviewer.

What is the one thing I learned after watching 43 movies released in 2016 and publishing 23 reviews? Writing reviews is hard work!

I had been publishing film reviews for the Independent Institute in Oakland, California sporadically since 2013. But last August, with the Institute's blessing, I decided to ramp up my commitment. I was already a steady film goer, and I thought I could combine my storytelling experience as a novelist with my substantive knowledge of economics and public policy to create something interesting. What I hadn't counted on, however, was the shear volume of movies that make it into my home base movie theater in Tallahassee.

Hollywood alone distributes more than 600 films, although the majority Read more...


Welcome to the Tallahassee Writers Association's sparkling new website! There are several people working long hours to bring you a user-friendly site designed to catch the eye and provide you with information that is easy to access. Check back often, because soon we will have a new set of graphics designed to set fire to your pen and blast your imagination into the outer galaxies. Do know that helpful suggestions are wanted. Click here to share your brilliant ideas.

Do you like contests? Check out TWA's Seven Hills Review. Writers from all over the world send submissions for this prestigious contest. For information on purchasing a copy or submitting your own work, visit the Seven Hills Review Page.

Are you a member of Goodreads? Many TWA members are. Here at TWA, we have a special bookshelf of member's books. We'd love for you to share a bookshelf and connect to the TWA Goodreads shelf.

Are you interested in what your fellow writers like to read? Diane Carlisle has set up instructions on creating the widget so you can share your favorite books. After you set up the widget, email the code to Diane at myreads@twaonline.org. Let's see how many folks will participate in this hot adventure.

Did you see our events calendar? You can add your own event, and share the news with the writing world. You can share your events and book signings by emailing Jenny at twaevents@twaonline.org

We are constantly looking for programs for our Third Thursday Meetings. If you have an idea for a program or wish to present one, send us a synopsis.

Spark your imagination by taking workshops, attend conferences, read, and write, write, write!

If you are not a member of TWA, we hope you will consider joining. There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Tallahassee Writers Association. What are you waiting for? Click around and find out more about us!

Imagine the possibilities as you set fire to the page!

Marsha Lyons, TWA Program Chair

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Each year we present the TWA Conference. Our conference this year is held at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center, in Tallahassee. As we come upon each new conference, we will update you with the exciting news.

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TWA members get to brag about their work. If you're a member and you've been published, this is where your shout outs will go. Don't forget to submit your taglines.