The New TWA: Not your daddy's Oldsmobile. Seatbelts fastened?

April 2nd General Meeting – 7pm The Studio, Carrollwood Cultural Center

Our year-long series of AVOIDING THE CIRCULAR FILE continues with a focus on creating tight PARAGRAPHS, the family unit of the civilized writing.  Don’t miss our favorite ex-Southern Living writer, John Tate, share his insights to crafting publisher-friendly pages.


Fun Writing People

Why not join our group?  Lots of interesting people, lots of writing, lots of fun!


Best Parties in Town!

  We schedule social events regularly where writers can demonstrate many of the other skills we all have.  Best parties in town!


John Tate – President

John has been an editor for Southern Living magazine. His writing has received many awards. Besides being our president, he is an avid supporter and member of the Critique Group and host of our annual Christmas party.

Who’s the TWA?

Founded in 1986, the Tampa Writers Alliance (TWA) is an organization dedicated to writers of many genres and levels of experience, as well as any in the Tampa Bay area who have an interest in the literary world.

What’s Going On

We hold many different events in Tampa that  help develop writing and network with the writing community. Attend our general meetings to learn from guest speakers and informal workshops led by members.

Monthly General Meeting

TWA membership is open to all adults. The public is welcome to attend all general meetings. Members are able to attend our focus groups to hone their writing skills in different genres.

The first Wednesday of every month at 7pm, we meet at the Carrollwood Cultural Center Studio, 13345 Casey Road, Tampa, FL 33618.

Click Here to get a map and directions.

Resources & Networking

We are more than writers. Several members are associated with local editors and publishers that can help you make your dreams of being a published author a reality. Come join our network.

Benefits of Membership

  • Learn regularly from published professionals how to sell you work.
  • Learn to master the new digital age of publishing.
  • Master marketing your work.
  • Network with other writers.
  • Learn more about writing well.
  • Share your skills with others.
  • Have your work reviewed by others in our Poetry or Prose Critique Groups.
  • Participate in Educational Workshops at discounted rates.
  • Enjoy hundreds of valuable resources for writers.