Bring one poem, chapter, essay, short story or whatever you are working on and we will help you to make it shine. Bring approximately 6 to 10 copies if you'd like written feedback.

Upcoming dates:  2/9/17, 3/9/17, 4/13/17.

Harbor Life SHW&P shirts are now available! (Click tab above)

Young Writers After School Program
Sessions: Wednesdays  Time: 3:30-5:00pm
March 1, 8, 15, 22
April  5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24
Age: 8-13   Cost: 4-week session $60
Instructor: Laura Kepner

SHAMc is starting a newspaper, written and run by kids. Tell Me Something Good will be distributed throughout the city this spring and we want your unique perspective. Local author and editor Laura Kepner will help you discover a great story, organize your key topics, help you with interviewing techniques and much more. The newspaper will also include poetry, photography, essays and short stories as well as interviews and timely news articles.

Are you looking for a critique group that encourages and helps you to become your best? Join Laura and other writers of all backgrounds and levels of experience, every 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library.

Don't miss out! The Safety Harbor Writers & Poets Conference 2017:  Solving the Mystery of Writing will be a day of learning, interaction, and enlightenment! Purchase your ticket now through the 2017 Conference tab above. Note: for the first 75 people to purchase a ticket, we will enter you into a drawing to win a full edit of the first chapter of your novel, a short story, or poetry chapbook (up to 30 pages).

Safety Harbor Writers & Poets

A Tween and Teen Library Writers Group is scheduled for the following dates in 2017:

Thursday, February 23, 5:30-7:00pm
Thursday March 30, 5:30-7:00pm
Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7:00pm

We will focus on key elements of writing, including subject, plot, character, story development, pacing, setting, dialogue, and point of view. If you are an aspiring writer of any level and enjoy great storytelling, join us to discover the best in your writing and improve upon it even more. Bring a notebook, a pencil, a friend, and an open imagination.  The Library is located at 101 2nd Street N. Safety Harbor, FL.  For more information call 727-724-1525 x 4118.   



Now in its sixth year, Safety Harbor Writers & Poets Open Mic Night is one of the area's most lively, creative events of each month. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., writers, poets, acoustic singer-songwriters, and all who love such art, now gather at the Safety Harbor Art & Music Center, 706 2nd St. N. 34695 for an evening of positively-charged fun. You get 5 minutes at the mic to share your original words. Note: This is a new venue. Beer, wine, coffee, tea and soda will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit future arts programming at SHAMc. Feel free to bring finger foods to share.

Upcoming dates:   2/8/17, 3/8/17, 4/12/17