Next Meeting

May 11th- 14 Ways to Find More Writing Time (speakers Liza Garcia & Shirley Jump)
June 8th- topic pending (speaker Ricko Donovan)
July 13th- Facts, Rules, and Myths of Book Copyrights (speaker Gary "Dutch" Hinkle)
Aug 10th- topic pending (speaker Heloise Jones)
Sept 14th- topic pending (speaker Shana Smith)

St. Pete Writers Group: What's it all about?

What is St. Pete Writers Group?

St. Pete Writers Group is a part of the Florida Writers Association. The group meets at the Main Branch St. Pete Library every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and typically involve a speaker who spends about an hour giving a lecture on some aspect of writing, publishing, social media, and other tools for writers. Most of these speakers are authors and professionals.

Who is the St. Pete Writers Group leader?

The Writers Group Leader for St. Pete is Bria Burton. She started volunteering for this position in January 2015. She can be reached at


Bria Burton graduated magna cum laude from Flagler College with a bachelor's degree in English. In 2008, she joined the Florida Writers Assocation and began leading the FWA St. Pete group in 2015. She also serves as an FWA Board Member. At St. Pete Running Company, she's employed as a blogger and customer service manager. Her speculative fiction has appeared in over a dozen anthologies and magazines, such as The Prometheus SagaBroken WorldsWelcome to the FutureThe Colored Lens, the Journey Into... podcast, and the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. In 2016, she won a Royal Palm Literary Award, Third Place in the Published Novella category for Little Angel Helper. In 2015, she won a First Place RPLA in the Unpublished Women's Fiction category for her manuscript, Sprinter.  In 2011, her manuscript, Livinity, won a First Place RPLA in the Unpublished Fantasy Novel category. While she writes, her dog and cat do their best to distract her, which is why they now star in her family-friendly short story collection, Lance & Ringo Tails.

Bria's website:

Are there Critique Groups through the St. Pete Writers Group?

At this time, our Critique Groups have filled up, but more are forming soon. Please email Bria and let her know you are interested in joining a critique group. If you are interested in facilitating a new group, please mention that. She can be reached at


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FWA St. Petersburg said...

If you're interested in checking out our group, we meet the 2nd Thurs of every month at the Main Branch St. Pete Library at 6PM. The meeting is open to the public. Sometimes we have speakers and sometimes we have more workshop type settings. For December our Christmas Party is in a different location, so make note of the info from the blog post.