Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

South Florida Meetings

Free Monthly Meetings for Members

West Boca Library*

18685 State Road 7

Boca Raton, FL 33498

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

*All meetings are at this library unless otherwise specified.


There will be no January meeting.



SCBWI Florida Regional Conference

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel

 3900 NW 21st Street – Miami, FL 33142




12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

*Glades Road Library*

20701 95th Ave S

Boca Raton, FL 33434 

Face Your Flaws and Level Up

Presented by Kristina Miranda


Breaking through to the next level takes a willingness to face the flaws in your writing head-on. In this workshop, we’ll look closely at three must haves: a remarkable premise, a compelling voice, and excellent structure. After taking inventory of your strengths and weaknesses, we’ll create a plan to help you level up. Bring all or part of a Work in Progress. 


Kristina Miranda writes novels about empowered girls in fun situations that usually include a dog or a horse, and a worthy crush. If she’s not writing, she’s probably cheering wildly at a soccer game or taking in a new foster dog. The best job she’s ever had (other than writing) was as a bilingual Spanish/English Immersion teacher for recently immigrated children in San Jose, California. She currently resides in sunny South Florida alongside her human family and a pack of adorable canines.


12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Silvia Lopez

We hope you’ll hang out with us after the workshops 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 on the side of the shopping center closest to Glades Road.

Contact Mindy Alyse Weiss to RSVP, if you have questions, or want to receive e-mail updates: RSVPs are encouraged to help plan the meeting, but nobody will be turned away at the door.