CFRW holds a monthly meeting, typically on the first Saturday of the month.

West Osceola Branch Library
305 Campus Street
Celebration, FL 34747
10:00 –  11:00 AM : Chapter Business & Milestone Awards
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Main Presentation

Next Meeting:

Saturday, January 10, 2015

LEZLIE LAWS, founder of LifeArt, will speak at CFRWA at their monthly meeting on January 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Osceola Branch Library in Celebration.

Lezlie will speak on “TEN BIG IDEAS FOR FLOURSHING IN YOUR ARTFUL LIFE”. Lezlie says,As a coach and a public speaker, I find myself coming back to a set of core principles, no matter what topic I am exploring. This presentation gives a snapshot of Ten Big Ideas on how to live life creatively, happily, and beneficially.” 

Lezlie strives to coach her clients to wake up to their creative potential. At LifeArt Studio in Winter Park, she offers yoga classes, facilitates workshops, conducts retreats, and gives private coaching for people yearning to live more fully, and create with more intention.  Her intention is to inspire and motivate her clients to see their original and deep potential, to undertake transformative practices, and to shape the life and the art they were born to create.

For more than four decades, Lezlie dedicated herself to the study of language, story, and spirit as they are shaped in literature and in relationships. After receiving an MA (North Texas State University) and a PhD (University of Missouri-Columbia), she embarked on a career of teaching English and directing writing programs, first at the University of Missouri, and the last 24 years at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.  Now, she has turned her energies fully to her passion: the study of mind, body, and spirit and how they unite to create conscious living.

Previous Programs…

November 8, 2014

Linnea Sinclair.

October 4, 2014


September 6th, 2014
“All Of My Heroines Were Named Lisa and Other Mistakes I Have Made:
Confessions of a New York Times Best Selling Author.” with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Hawkins.

August 2nd, 2014
RWA Nationals Recap

July 12th, 2014
Speaker: Deborah Grace Staley, author of the Angel Ridge Series. Deborah, who writes both sweet and spicy, will be speaking on the challenges of writing in multiple genres—especially ones as diverse as these two!

June 7, 2014
The Wise Author’s Approach to Writing a Book or How to Rise Above the Ordinary with Grace Kone, writing as Blair Bancroft

May 3, 2014

Dara Edmondson (Wynter Daniels) The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing

April 5, 2014
Nancy Robards Thompson: The Writer’s Journey

March 1, 2014
Crime Scene Processing

February 1, 2014
Balancing Emotion and Pacing for Unforgettable Fiction with speakers:  Charlee Allden and Priscilla Kissenger

January 4, 2014


December 7, 2013

HOLIDAY PARTY – Members Only

November 2, 2013

Must-have Books for the Writer’s Bookshelf present by ALICE GILMARTIN. 

October 5, 2013  VCRW/CFRW Super Saturday

“From Manuscript to Market”  Featuring: Best Selling Author ROXANNE ST. CLAIR, Social Media Expert  LORENA STREETER, and Cold Read Critiques with Publishing Agent   LUCIENNE DIVER

September 7, 2013

Business Meeting: Adoption of New Bylaws and Super Saturday Planning

                SMART Goals with Lorena Streeter

               WPUB –  The Radio Show for Writers Who Want to Know  Guest Speakers – T. Elliott Brown, Caro Carson, Catherine Kean & Nancy Robards Thompson

         August 3, 2013

                     Writer’s Studio: Lena Diaz

                      Topic: Author Marketing for Non-Marketers

                      SpeakerValerie Bowman

July 13th, 2013

Deep Dish Critique Session

Topic:  Conference Etiquette and Practice Pitching Sessions
Speaker –  Karen Potter

June 1st, 2013

Writer’s Studio:  Jessica Souders

Topic: Writing Love Scenes
Guest Speaker –Charlee Allden

May 4th, 2013

Writer’s Studio:  Abigail Sharpe

Topic: Goal Setting
Guest Speaker – Chudney DeFreitas-Thomas

April 6th, 2013

First Critique Session

Topic: What Every Writer Needs to Know about Publishing Law
Speaker(s):  Cynthia Conlin

March 2nd, 2013

Writer’s Studio: Cynthia d’Alba

Topic: Book It – Dan-O
Speaker(s):  Leigh Duncan

 February 2nd, 2013

Writer’s Studio – Martha Farabee

Topic: What is Your Heroine Packing?
Speaker(s):  Dawn Knight

January 5th, 2013

Writer’s Studio – Lori Sjoberg

Topic: Suspense Writing
SpeakerSandy Parks


November 3, 2012

Writer’s Studio – Kristen Painter

Topic: Setting Intentions and Keeping Them
Guest Speaker – Lisa Broesch, Life Coach

October 20th, 2012

Writer’s Studio – Lorena Streeter

Topic: Potpourri:  Some Ideas to Keep You Writing Through the Holidays and Beyond”
Guest Speaker – Karen Potter

September 1, 2012

Writer’s Studio – Maria Geraci

Topic: E-Pub Journey
Guest Speaker – Lara Santiago

August 4th, 2012

Writer’s StudioLouise Gouge

Topic: Keeping your Muse on Speed Dial
Guest Speaker(s) – Ava Milone

July 7th, 2012

Writer’s StudioPamela LaBud

Topic:  The Fears of Writing Romantic (Suspense) Elements
Speaker(s): Gennita Low