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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.

REMINDER!
Different location for February

Also, different date AND location for March

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February

February 20th, 2016

Awards Ceremony & Party!

Click to read about this & upcoming speakers for 2016.

March

Amy Shepherd Nance
March 26, 2016

The Future of Storytelling

Click to read about her topic.

Click button below to learn what you will get within our association. Only $40 annual ($50 for families). Come join the fun!

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Meeting: February 20, 2016 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Location: Alliance for the Arts
10091 Mcgregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33919 [map]

First Time Guests Free

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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.

In order for you to make sure you are not missing out, you will first need to go find one of our messages. You can search for emails from website@gulfwriters.org or search for “Here’s the Word at GCWA”.

Once you locate one, you can choose to make the email stay in your PRIMARY emails in the settings or by clicking and dragging it to the correct tab. You can also add the email to your contacts list. Once this is done, all emails from us will come to that area.

If you cannot find it, please contact Irene at membership@gulfwriters.org to make sure your address is correct in our system.

Just under 50% of our members are opening our emails. If you are not seeing them… AHHHHH!

YOU ARE MISSING OUT!

Go find them now!

Latest Good News

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Good news is for members only. If you would like to join in the fun, visit the Membership Application Page to learn more about joining.

Writing Contest

If there is an ellipsis (…) at the end of a post here, that means there is more to read. To read a complete post, click on the headline. Or, if you want to scroll through ALL of Writing Contests we have heard about, Click Here for the writing contest page.

If you are affiliated with a group that is hosting a writing contest, please Click Here for News Upload page.

  • Fabula Press Nivalis Short Story Contest 2016

    Fabula Press (www.fabulapress.com) is a small publishing house catering to the literary fiction market. Twice a year, we run themed and [...]
  • Jeff VanderMeer Contest

    Announcing $2000 Fall Fiction Contest with Jeff VanderMeer Plan on taking some time to hone your craft this weekend? Well, let the Masters [...]
  • SW Florida Romance Writers Contest

    Southwest Florida Romance Writers announces The Joyce Hendervson Contest for novel-length fiction with strong romantic elements Open to [...]

Events

We get a lot of upcoming events sent to us, from all over Florida and even beyond. If there is an ellipsis (…) at the end of a post here, that means there is more to read. To read a complete post, click on the headline.

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.

If you are affiliated with a group that is hosting an event that is relevant to authors, please Click Here for News Upload page.

  • Feb 6th writers breakfast

    The Writer's Breakfast will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 6th, at the IHOP, 1501 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.  Writers are [...]
  • Feb 13 Port Charlotte Family Book Fair

    PORT CHARLOTTE FAMILY BOOK FAIR Saturday, February 13 / 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Port Charlotte Family Book Fair is a direct descendant of the [...]
  • Bil Lepp – King of the Tall Tale

                    BIL LEPP - KING OF THE TALL TALE     You have a once in a lifetime chance to meet the world’s funniest storyteller.  Bil [...]

Announcements

If there is an ellipsis (…) at the end of a post here, that means there is more to read. To read a complete post, click on the headline. Or, if you want to scroll through ALL of our Announcements, Click Here for the announcements page.

Also, if you would like to make an announcement of your own, click the News Upload page.

  • New Constitution & Bylaws

    At our January meeting (January 16, 2016), we will be voting on a proposed new Constitution & Bylaws to replace our current twelve year old [...]
  • KWIZZLES

    My second book has been published called "KWIZZLES." It's a word game I created that uses trivia, jumbles and quizzes all in one. There are [...]
  • Mike Fuller releases SINK RATE

    Snowbird author Mike Fuller, who spends the cold months in Naples and the rest in frosty Pennsylvania, has released the first in his Sam Deland [...]