riters' Upcoming Events,
check the CALENDAR and EVENTS for more
Marco Island Farmers Market, Wednesdays, November 12, 2014 through April 22, 2015. Contact Joanne Tailele, President MIW, to sign up for a table.
Suncoast Writers Guild will meet Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:30AM at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 Dearborn St, Englewood, FL. [see calendar for details]
The Florida Book Club at Sandman Books, Punta Gorda, FL. April 9, 2015, 7PM.
Submissions for The Masters Review wanted. Deadline March31, 2015
2015 Sanibel PoetryFest at the Sanibel Library, April 1, 2015, 3PM.
Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards, EarlyBird Deadline, April 1, 2015.
ArtPoems stage presentation at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL, April 8, 2015, 7PM.
Broadsides art & poetry at Alliance for the Arts, McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL, April 17, 2015, 7PM
Pikes Peak Writers Conference to be held April 24-26, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Children's Book Fair at the Farmers' Market, Downtown Bradenton, FL, April 25, 2015, 9AM to 2PM. [see calendar for details]
2015 Black Fly Writers Retreat, Grand Lake Stream, ME. April 30 - May 3, 2015.
FAPA President's Book Awards Deadline May 1, 2015
Flash Fiction Contest, Pikes Peak Branch of American Pen Women. Deadline May 1, 2015
Writer's Digest Writing Competition, EarlyBird Deadline, May 4, 2015
Sandhill Writers Retreat at Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL, Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00am-5:30pm
EssayMama Writing Contest, deadline May 25, 2015.
Flying South 2015 Writing Contest, deadline May 31, 2105.
Writer's Digest Annual Conference July 31 - August 2, 2015
FAPA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, August 7-8, 2015.
Speculative Fiction Conference in Orlando, FL, September 25-27, 2015
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:
The Prose Writing Workshop, March 14th, March 28th, and April 11th from 10:00 A.M. - 12 P.M. Room E-120, Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison), Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda, FL. Please contact Douglas Houck to register.
Peace River Center for Writers monthly workshop for writers of all levels and styles. Thursdays, March 26, April 30, 2015, 4-5:30PM, in the Charlotte Room, O-116, at FSW State College (formerly Edison), 26300 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda, FL. [more on calendar]
Creative Writing-Self Publishing Course at the Cape Coral Arts Studio, Mondays, August 3—September 21, 2015, 6:30-8:30PM. (no class Sept 7) Contact instructor Barbara Taylor Sandors.
Workshop for Writers to be hosted at Bimini (Bahamas) Big Game Club Resort & Marina, April 23-26, 2015.
Irish online publication, Brilliant Flash Fiction, seeks submissions of stories 1,000 words or less. They also have a modest writing competition called "Finish the Story" (details on website):
New Online Literary and Art Magazine “805” —a new, online literary and arts journal published by the Manatee County Public Library — is looking for submissions.
Ghost writer wanted — True story of a child shot in a drive-by shooting. Contact Toyetta at firstname.lastname@example.org
Naples Herald online newspaper needs writers to submit content.
Become a Literacy Buddy. Help a child learn. [Details]
Joanne Tailele, President of Marco Island Writers is looking for authors to contribute to "Tips from the Writer's Block" on her blog. [details]
The Lifelong Learning Institute in Punta Gorda is looking for an instructor to teach memoir and journal writing.
Charlotte Harbor Writers is looking for volunteers to read in retirement homes, schoold, and other locations. [see details]
Florida Radio Talk Show Host Nancy Gaskins is seeking authors for interviews. [details] http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nancygaskins
Breeze Newspapers are looking for resumes and clips from writers in Lee County. [contact]
Sanibel Captiva online newspaper launched in mid-December, 2013. Looking for writers to cover two meetings on Captiva and five preview stories each month. Journalism experience is not required if you are a strong writer and can interview others for stories. Contact Shannen Hayes, Publisher, email@example.com and include three writing samples.
Always wanted to teach? Share your knowledge at FGCU Renaissance Academy.
Send you books and bios for posting on our website.
Book Stores [and more]
[See our Events page and CALENDAR for more events, contests, and announcements.]
Peace River Center for Writers website address has changed to http://www.peaceriverwriters.com
Marco Island Writers newsletter.
Pine Island Writers Events Page
Desoto Arts and Humanities Councel newsletter
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See our Good News page for more.
Vi Niggl and Lisa Batch were interviewed by Lisa Greenberg on Fox 4 News at the Reading Festival.
Tim Jacobs and Patti Brassard Jefferson have started the Gulf Coast Bookstore for local authors at the Butterfly Estates, Fowler St., Fort Myers.
Jennifer Christiansen's picture book, Saucy’s Taste of Paris, is available for pre-order on Amazon at a special price.
Marsha Perlman held a book launch party at CW Fudge Factory in Matlacha, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7-9PM
The Buffalo Irish Times published a few articles by Joseph Martin in thier February/March edition.
Joe Pacheco had a poem published February 20, 2015, on The New Verse News.
Lorraine Walker Williams pulished a video poem, Seeking Shells, on YouTube and the Santiva Chronical.
Richard Georgian's new book, Georgian Rider Chronicles, has been released.
Anita Dennis's memoir, Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl and the African Chief has been published by Westbow Press.
Tim Jacobs will discuss his book, H.E. Heitman, Fort Myers Early Entrepreneur, at the Downtown Fort Myers Library, February 11, 2015, 10AM.
Joyce (jd) Daniels novella, Minute of Darkness and Eighteen Flash Fiction Stories, was released in January, 2015.
Joyce Daniels interview on Cozy in Miami.
Patty Westbrook's first poetry book is now available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon.
The Buffalo Irish Times published three of Joseph Martin's articles in their December Issue.
Jeri Magg signedd a contract with History Press for her second book, The Women Who Made History on Sanibel and Captiva. Due for release in the fall of 2015.
Listen to Tim Jacobs' interview on Author Connection Radio Show.
Nancy and John Petralia's book, Not in a Tuscan Villa, topped the Amazon Kindle bestseller list on November 4.
Jennifer Christiansen received a publishing contract for her young adult novel, Lyla's Song.
Carla Webb's new book, 4 Fairies in the Land of Nothing, is available on Amazon and Kindle.
You're Never Too Old, a play by Carl Megill played in October at the Cultural Park Theatre in Cape Coral, FL.
Chuck Highfield has published his third novel, Sanibel's Secret Bank.
Joseph Martin has four articles included in the online version of the Buffalo Irish Times.
Connie Hope's new book, The Bonnie Neuk Tea Room is available. [press release]
Sherri Campbell has published a new book, Autism: A Guide for Families.
2014 FAPA President's Book Awards:
J.C. Ferguson (Judy Loose) won a Gold Medal in Adult Fiction: Action/Suspense for The Janus Code.
Alice Oldford won a Gold Medal in Home and Garden for Recipes and Life.
Patty Brassard Jefferson won a Silver Medal Children's Picture Books for Stu's Big Party.
Check out the Santiva Chronicle online. We have at least five members writing for them: Bob McCarthy, Tim Jacobs, Lorraine Walker Williams, Jose Colon, and Ben Feldman.
Interested in joining a new critique/writing group? Looking for members for your existing critique group? Contact Bob McCarthy.
Friends of the Fort Myers Library is sponsoring a Writer's Critique group every Monday from 10:30AM to 12:30PM, at the downtown library, South Building, 1651 Lee St, Fort Myers, FL.
Playwriters/Screenwriters group meets twice monthly in Cape Coral. New writers welcome. Contact Patty Duncan.
Port Charlotte - Interested in a book club who read their own works or favorite works of others? They are looking for a few writers to join them. Contact Alan Hodgson.
Children's book authors critique group forming for Lee and Collier counties first Wed. of each month. First meeting at South County Library, Estero, FL, April 2, 2014, 9-11AM. Contact Lisa Batch.
The Southwest Florida Branch of National League of American Pen Women would like to invite published writers to consider joining. Contact Lorraine Walker Williams for more details.
Kid's Stuff, a critique group for writers of children's books, meets the third Saturday of the month, 10AM - Noon, at Punta Gorda Library, Punta Gorda, FL, Room O-116.
Hunter Leake is interested in either joining or starting a critique group for creative non-fiction writing. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CC Writers Critique Group in Cape Coral is looking for two or three new members. Contact Patty Westbrook, email@example.com.
Jeannie Greider firstname.lastname@example.org is interested in members who write mystery/suspense and fiction. She wants to meet either Wednesday at 10:00 or Saturday at 11:00.
Bob Martin email@example.com is part time and he has an interesting idea. He would like a group of memoir writers who are also part time. They would correspond by Skype when they are away and get together when they are here in Fort Myers.
Tom Miller author of “Irish Short Stories” started a new writer critique group for, poetry, short stories, letters to editors, etc. It will be held on Friday’s from 10am to 12pm at Congregational Church: 8210 College, Fort Myers, FL. Contact Tom Miller is you are interested.
Carl Megill is looking for people from the Fort Myers/Cape Coral/Charlotte Harbor/Punta Gorda area who are interested in a Comedy Writers and Humorists Wanted group.
Anyone interested in joining a discussion group on the English novelist Barbara Pym can contact David Hauenstein for details.
[See our Good News page for previous announcements about our members.]
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