2012 Tallahassee Book Festival  &

Writers Conference


Friday May 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM EDT
Sunday May 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Holiday Inn and Monroe Street Conference Center 
2714 Graves Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Driving Directions 

Out of town guests can choose overnight accommodations on the Monroe Street campus. Ask for conference rates.

  • Holiday Inn website (850)536-2000
  • Comfort Inn  website (850)562-7200
  • Days Inn NW website (850)562-2000

Event Contact

Jenny Crowley, TWA Secretary 

2910 Kerry Forest Pkway D-4-357      Tallahassee, FL 32309        (850)893-7919

Conference & Festival Funding:  Additional funding provided by COCA, the Council on Culture & Arts; the City of Tallahassee Community Cultural Services Grant; & a grant from the Leon County Tourism Development Council 

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More Information

The Tallahassee Writers Conference strives to bring you quality presentions to hone your writing skills and motivate you. Please visit the TWA website for more information.

Tallahassee Writers Association, Inc., est. 1983, is a 501c3 non-profit organization, & is registered with the State of Florida (1-800-435-7352). Federal Tax ID number 43-2084782.

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Come join us!      Choose different sessions featuring stellar speakers. Topics: creative nonfiction, fiction, self-publishing, writing proposals, playwriting plus others, including optional agent interviews & manuscript critiques. Opportunities to network with other writers.

TWA Member fee: $140            Non-Member fee: $175

Join TWA (General Membership) plus Conference fee: $175


6:00pm Friday Night 5/4/12 Meet & Greet Cash Bar & free hors d'oeuvres

7:30pm Opening Address: Mark Mustian, author of The Gendarme. Free & Open to the Public

5/5/12 Saturday:  Details  Breakfast 7-7:45am

Select ONE Breakout Session each period  - Click names for topics   

8-8:45am Speakers: Pat MacEnulty or Jessica Morrell

9-9:45am Speakers: DM Barnes or Pat MacEnulty or Jessica Morrell

10-10:45am Speakers:  Jessica Morrell or  Philip F. Deaver

11-11:45am Speakers: Philip F. Deaver or DM Barnes or Jessica Morrell

12-2:30 Lunch & Keynote Speaker  Steve Berry  & Plenary

2:45-3:30pm Speakers Barbara Joe Williams or Jessica Morrell

3:45-4:30pm Speakers Nicole Resciniti or Jessica Morrell

6:00pm Dinner Buffet-Speaker Erica Thaler(optional): Ticket Purchase required. Open to Guests.

Agent Appointments (optional)

 5/6/12 Sunday: Details  Breakfast 8-8:45am 

Select One Break out session each period

9-9:45am Philip F. Deaver or DM Barnes

10-10:45am  Philip F. Deaver or DM Barnes or Jessica Morrell

11-11:45am  Doug Alderson or Jessica Morrell

12-1:30pm Lunch Speaker: Doug Alderson

Book Festival Open to the Public 1:30-4:00pm

Headline Speaker 1:30pm: Julianna Baggott