The Gulf Coast Writers Association provides a forum for fellowship, education and information among writers in the community. We promote writer welfare and spirit by encouraging members and others to pursue writing for pure joy or for compensation, whichever purpose better gratifies the individual.
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Welcome to our EC members
President – Don Capelli
Treasurer – Mike Cole
Secretary – Geneva Kelly
Programs – Bob McCarthy
Special Events – Gary McLouth
Membership – Irene Smith
Web Master – Jennifer FitzGerald
Communications – Barbara Taylor Sanders
And as the new Director of the Board – Judy Loose
Past President’s Report is in. Take a look at all we have done this year! Click Here to View Reports page
Meeting: May 21, 2016 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Location: Zion Lutheran Church,
7401 Winkler Road
Fort Myers, FL 33919 [map]
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We have discovered that many of you are not seeing our wonderful new addition to what you receive as a member; our news mag called Word Song.
Gmail and other email providers are now providing, what they call a ‘service’ for you, to ‘filter’ your emails. They separate them into PRIMARY | SOCIAL | PROMOTION.
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- I took the advice of Henry Heitmann, who last year was a winner in the DreamquestOne writing contest, and I entered one of my short stories in [...]
- (August 2015) LEARNING TO WALTZ, debut novel by Karen Auriti writing as Kerryn Reid, has been named best Regency fiction in Chanticleer Books' [...]
- Jamilla has accepted a role in an Indie Film that will be produced right here in Southwest Florida. Her character in the film, Hanging Millstone, [...]
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- Fabula Press (www.fabulapress.com) is a small publishing house catering to the literary fiction market. Twice a year, we run themed and [...]
- Announcing $2000 Fall Fiction Contest with Jeff VanderMeer Plan on taking some time to hone your craft this weekend? Well, let the Masters [...]
- Southwest Florida Romance Writers announces The Joyce Hendervson Contest for novel-length fiction with strong romantic elements Open to [...]
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We highly suggest taking a look at all the events though. You can Click Here for the Events page, and you can go to our calendar above to see those that are posted in our local Lee county and surrounding areas.
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- NFWC 2016 GCWA members can receive a 30% discount. The 6th annual Nonfiction Writers Conference returns May 4-6, 2016 with an incredible [...]
- Public Invited to the Sandhill Writers Retreat at Saint Leo University Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00am-5:30pm Saint Leo University, Saint [...]
- Naples Advanced Toastmasters Presents An Evening of Storytelling at the Sugden Monday, April 4, 2016 7pm – 9pm Sugden Theatre (Toybe [...]
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- Greetings, Just wanted to provide you an update! At the March meeting, I shared that I would be in the Table Topics Division Contest on April [...]
- Keiser University is holding its first Literary Festival and has requested help from our Gulf Coast Writers Association in judging the essay and [...]
- At our January meeting (January 16, 2016), we will be voting on a proposed new Constitution & Bylaws to replace our current twelve year old [...]