Alabama Writer’s Conclave

AWC (originally the Alabama Writer’s Conclave) was organized in 1923 and has been in continuing existence since. Through the years, AWC has moved its conferences around the state to provide writers everywhere better access to its resources. AWC is today one of the oldest continuing writers’ organization in the United States. Writers, aspiring writers, publishers, and members of the literary community are welcome to join. Sharing information, developing ideas, honing skills, and receiving practical advice are hallmarks of the annual meeting. AWC is responsible for nominating, for the governor’s appointment, Alabama’s Poet Laureate. Most of our members mostly hail from Alabama, although many states are represented. Members include fiction and non-fiction writers, novelists and short story writers, poets, writers of business and scientific works, freelance journalists, romance writers, publishers, patrons, and teachers.

Alabama Writer’s Forum

The Alabama Writers’ Forum facilitates the practice of literary arts through its services to writers and the general public. With individual and corporate associates, the Forum represents the diverse voices of Alabama’s contemporary writing talent as well as the readers, educators, and state leaders who appreciate them. In short, the Forum encourages literary citizens to support Alabama’s literary community. Founded in 1993 to recognize Alabama’s strong literary tradition, the Forum encourages community-based programs reflecting a commitment to and support of established, emerging, and student writers. The Forum is a partnership program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, with an office in Montgomery and programming partners around the state of Alabama.


Freedom House

Freedom House is an event and meeting space located in the Avondale community of Birmingham, Alabama.  We host everything from live performances to community meetings and various workshops.  Freedom House is also the headquarters of Real Life Poets, Inc. and houses all of the youth-oriented programming provided by RLP.  This is a safe space.  A place where artists are at home, regardless of the medium you choose to express yourself with.  Want to know more?  Visit the contact us page, or email us at


Southern Breeze

SCBWI isn’t just for people who create children’s literature.It’s for anyone who loves children’s literature.Southern Breeze is located in the southern corner of the United States. Our region covers Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle. Come to one of our events, and you’ll learn what’s happening in the industry as you connect with editors, agents, writers, and illustrators, on a local and international level, all working toward the same goal: getting the best new literature published and into readers’ hands.


Alabama State Poetry Society

Our society consists of members who are venturing into writing poetry as well as those who are active poets, many of whom have published in journals, created chapbooks and books of their own, and who appear at poetry readings and poetry slams. We are an affiliate of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. ASPS sponsors contests as well as Spring and Fall meetings where poets can meet, read their work and participate in programs and workshops to improve their writing abilities. We welcome all to join us.

See Jane Write

Founded by Javacia Harris Bowser, See Jane Write began as a Birmingham-based membership organization for women who write and blog. Today it is a website and community for women everywhere who are ready to be the authors of their own lives and who want to write and live a life worth writing about.  See Jane Write seeks to do this by helping women find the creativity, confidence, and community they need to use their words and story to make an impact and an income.

Desert Island Supply CO. (DISCO)

The Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) is a nonprofit writing center based in historic Woodrow Hall, in the heart of the Woodlawn commercial district on the east side of Birmingham, Alabama. The organization is run by passionate volunteers who believe in the power of storytelling and are dedicated to providing Birmingham students, ages 6-18, with more opportunities to strengthen their writing skills, intensify their intellectual habits, shape their own futures and positively affect their communities