Reading is a Fundamental Skill

The Florida Writers Foundation promotes literacy by providing grants to non-profit organizations who specialize in enhancing writing skills and creating a love of reading in children and adults, especially in underserved Florida communities.

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To promote a world view of compassion and collaboration that represents our multifaceted community and its members, the Florida Writers Foundation considers it imperative to foster a culture of Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Belonging within our organization and among the programs we support. – The Florida Writers Foundation Board of Directors

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In Memoriam

Sadly, Dennis Lee Havlin passed away on July 31, 2023. He was a husband, father, and grandfather, and so much more.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 18, 1941, DL was raised there and Fort Myers. First settling in Lakeland, he developed a love of the outdoors, and bird hunted. After moving to Bokeelia FL, he was a boat captain and phenomenal fisherman. Mentoring people was always a priority in his life, and led him to coach football and softball. DL loved to encourage new authors and share his craft with everyone he met. He was a Royal Palm award winning author and we will all miss his tag line "Open Minds, Open Books".

Donations are being accepted in his memory.

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