About the Festival Presenter

The Writers Alliance of Gainesville is a thriving group of individual authors who write in many diverse genres and subject areas. As a community, we are building relationships with each other to help us foster our love for literature and creative expression.

The Writers Alliance of Gainesville (WAG) promotes, encourages, and supports aspiring and experienced regional writers. This goal is accomplished via WAG monthly meetings, public readings, ongoing small critique groups, a marketing coalition, a literary review, writing contest, and collaborations with schools and civic organizations to foster creative expression through the written word.

WAG a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of more than 200 local writers.

Learn More about WAG in this Video

WAGs Participation in the Community


WAG annually sponsors a program called ArtSpeaks, which encourages young poets to develop and express their talents. The program is held at Gainesville’s historic Thomas Center and includes student poets from all Alachua County High Schools.

Speaker Series

The WAG Speakers Bureau makes available members of WAG for presentations to local groups on a variety of topics.

Bacopa Literary Review, A Journal

Bacopa Literary Review is an annual international print journal published by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville.

Hogtowne Quill

The Hogtowne Quill is WAG’s blog, featuring articles on the craft of writing.

WAG Digest

A bi-monthly publication featuring articles on writing, news about WAG members and events, and listings of upcoming literary contests and magazines that are accepting submissions.

The Sunshine State Book Festival is produced and sponsored by Writers Alliance of Gainesville with support from Visit Gainesville, Alachua County, FL and additional sponsors.

For more information or to join WAG, visit our website
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