Central Florida Writers & Publishers Guild
The Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild (ORWG) began in 2002 by Founder, Theodis
Hollins and Co-Founder, Doretha Fedrick. Members met at Ted Hollins Photography in
the Montsho Bookstore in Orlando.
The founding members had the 1st Literacy Benefit Banquet in 2008, and for the next several years, the Guild honored Author-of-the-Year, Ghostwriter-of-the-Year, Publisher-of-the-Year, and more.
In 2018, it became the The Central Florida Writers and Publishers Guild (CFWPG)
when it received non-profit status. The mission has always been to nurture literary
artists in preparation for writing, editing, publishing, and marketing their works.
In 2022, CFWPG received grant funds for a Young Writers Project, where Guild
mentors helped three Central Florida high school students to write and publish and sell their books.
To provide real and virtual forums where literary artists can both showcase their talents and glean information from others as they perfect their craft.
To lead, inspire, and support writers, poets, and aspiring and published
authors to bring forth their messages to public audiences can both showcase their talents and glean information from others as they perfect their craft.
- To help literary artists write, publish, and market their works to waiting audiences.
- To add a Young Literary Artists component to CFWPG, where adult members
mentor young persons who aspire to become creative writers and published
- To expand the reach of CFWPG to include international forums for written
expression, Spoken Word, writing competitions for awards, and peer reviews and
editing of manuscripts before publication.