Mission Statement

The mission of Tallahassee Writers Association (TWA) is to support the literary arts by offering professional and novice writers education, connection, and encouragement. We are a 501(c)(3) organization that exists solely for literary, educational, and charitable purposes.

TWA offers

  • Monthly speakers
  • Weekend workshops
  • Annual conference
  • Critique groups
  • Networking
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Writing contests
  • Student outreach

A Brief History of TWA

Howard Libin, a local magazine editor, founded TWA in 1984, hoping to cultivate a group of nonfiction writers in the Tallahassee area. As the Tallahassee Area Nonfiction Writers Association expanded in membership, it also grew in its diversity of talents. In 1988, the organization changed its name to the Tallahassee Writers Association so that it might serve the interests of all writers. Today we serve over 200 writers in the Big Bend area. We are journalists, novelists, creative nonfiction authors, poets, children’s authors, screenwriters, and playwrights.

TWA is recognized as a tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(3).

Learn more about Tallahassee and stop by for a visit!


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.

Classified Ads

Click on this link to see services available from your TWA members. This section of our website is dedicated to advertisements for those members who qualify for our member benefits.


From member websites and blogs, to online publications, we have the links. Come take a look.

Bragging Writes

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.