South Florida Events

South Florida SCBWI Events


Save the date for upcoming events! All meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 12 – 2 pm at the West Boca Raton library (see address below) unless otherwise stated. 

These are FREE for SCBWI members

Our conference is in January. We hope to see you there!


Erica Cameron

The Web of Worldbuilding

Saturday, February 17th

12:00 – 2:00 pm


There are rules to every world, and they interconnect as intricately as a web. An author has to know how these threads knot together in order to help a reader build a bridge from their reality to the book’s. In Erica Cameron’s presentation, we will discuss what worldbuilding is and how to form a world around one key point–concept, setting, character, or other element. In addition to the deep worldbuilding of speculative fiction, we will also discuss the ways in which the rules of worldbuilding apply to realistic fiction of all subgenres. Additonally, we will touch on how maps can be used in the development of a fantasy world.

Erica Cameron is the author of several series for young adults including The Ryogan Chronicles (a Kirkus-starred and JLG-selection series), the Assassins duology (winner of the Bi Book Award), and the upcoming Pax Novis trilogy. Additionally, Erica contributes to Queership and is an advocate for asexuality and emotional abuse awareness, and she currently lives in South Florida. 

Saturday, March 17th from 12 – 2:00 pm – Laurie Friedman

South Florida SCBWI Meeting Volunteers Mindy Alyse Weiss and Marjetta Geerling are now running these workshops. Contact Mindy Alyse Weiss to RSVP, if you have questions, or want to receive e-mail updates:


RSVPs are encouraged to help us plan the meeting . . .

but nobody will be turned away at the door.


West Boca Library

18685 State Road 7    Boca Raton, FL 33498

On the west side of 441, between Yamato and Clint Moore

We hope you’ll hang out with us after our meetings at Panera Bread in the Mission Bay Plaza on the N.W. corner of Glades and 441: 20437 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL 33498. It’s near Glades Road, a little to the right of Office Max.