Visit a Critique Group

WFLF offers five weekly workshops in Room 212 of the Pensacola Cultural Center. Whether you write prose, poetry, essays, narratives, novels, short stories, memoirs or children’s books, you’ll find a place in one of our groups. Visit us and see if you’d like to become a member. Workshops

The Legend

WFLF members are encouraged to send work for publication in WFLF’s monthly newsletter The Legend. .Guidelines click here.

About Our Organization

West Florida Literary Federation brings together writers and area residents who are interested in writing and the literary heritage of West Florida. We offer programs, workshops, awards, critique sessions, open mics and related activities for members and the public. WFLF sponsors an annual student poetry writing contest, publishes an anthology biennually, and maintains the Dr. Francis P. Cassidy Literary Resource Center in Pensacola's Cultural Center. Read More

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Pensacola poet Susan Lewis discussed her new student poetry writing workshop for teens on BLAB TV.
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The free monthly workshop, sponsored by WFLF, provides a relaxed and non-judgmental environment, where young poets will be encouraged to explore new ways of thinking in regards to writing, as well as support each other in this endeavor.

Students will explore the essence of creativity in writing, while learning basic yet critical poetry/creative writing rules. The purpose of this class is to help young poets grow as individuals and as a group, to see themselves as talented yet strive to learn more, share with others who have a similar love of the written word
and grow from the love of language.

The class meets the third Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. in the WFLF office, Room 212, second floor of the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson, Pensacola. For the class, writers need to bring a notebook, pen, pencil and copy of a poem or poems they’ve written or like.

Lewis, a member of the WFLF Board of Directors, is director of the Escambia County Student Poetry Contest, vice-president of Gulf Coast Authors, and finalist for Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida.  As a community volunteer, she has worked with hospice for the last 20 years, hosts a monthly support luncheon for military loved ones, has mentored Marines and Marine spouses
through MCFTB/MATSG-21 for the last five years, and teaches poetry to elementary school children on a volunteer basis.

For more information contact Lewis