The Gulf Coast Writers Association is proud to provide a forum for fellowship, education, and information for writers in our community.
Whether you write for pleasure or profit, you’ll find support from our members. And with an average of 175 members, there’s always encouragement and friendly guidance to help you improve your writing skills.
Plus, our monthly speakers’ events are informative and fun, providing expert advice on topics such as writing techniques, publishing, marketing, and others.
So no matter what your genre: general fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s, young adult, historical fiction, romance, mystery/thriller, memoirs, and more, you’re in good company.
Check out our website and see what exciting things we have in store for you.
Meeting: August 19, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Zion Lutheran Church,
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919
First Time Guests Free
New GCWA meeting agenda
We are replacing our long business meetings with contributions from our members. This month’s speakers:
Jan Nieman: “How to be a Fantastic Speaker”
Tina McNeice: “It’s Always a Check Ride.” (Tina was a career airline stewardess)
August 19, 2017
Publish Your Book With CreateSpace
Want to see your book in print without spending years trying to find a publisher or carrying hundreds of books in inventory? Then join Judy as she shares how to get your book published via CreateSpace. She will take you through the steps required to plan, submit, and bring your book to life. And the best part? You can get your book published for little to no money.
Judy Loose is an Information Services professional. If it has to do with computers she has done it—from pulling wires through the ceiling and taking the computer apart to make it work to designing, implementing, and managing complete corporate systems. She is also a writer and painter. Certified in web design, Judy currently builds websites, creates book covers, and formats books for authors publishing on CreateSpace and Kindle.
Gulf Coast Writers provide ideas, support, encouragement, resources and networking opportunities to fellow writers. Don’t miss out on all the great speakers we have planned for the upcoming year.
Click button below to learn what you will get within our association. Only $40 annual ($50 for families). Come join the fun!
We still have members who haven’t renewed for 2017.
Since dues are payable from late Fall until January 31, some of you are almost three months behind. If you do not renew by April 30, 2017, your name will be removed from our membership roster. This could result in the loss of information you have posted on our website. Further, you will not receive updates for upcoming events.
Our next meeting is Saturday, April 15, 2017. If you plan to attend, please bring your money or check with you. Or you can pay today! Simply click the Membership Application tab and renew your membership online via PayPal.
If you aren’t sure if you have paid your 2017 membership dues, please e-mail Irene Smith at: Membership@GulfWriters.org.
Renew now! We value your membership and don’t want you to miss the exciting events we have planned for this year.
Latest Good News
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 Good News, Click Here for the good news page.
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.
If you are are a GCWA member with Good News, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Some years ago I wrote a story about my son and grandson’s short stay in the tiny town of Murdo, South Dakota. Their old van broke down, and [...]
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 send email to email@example.com.
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 send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Also, if you would like to make an announcement of your own, please send email to email@example.com.
- We are excited to be delivering our latest (and newly revamped) quarterly newsletter. Please enjoy! The TEAM at JWC Jacobs Writing Consultants, LLC
- Readers are needed to help read to the kids at the Read & Feed Program in June and July. If you can, please take a step forward and lend a [...]
Services page on website
We will be adding a Writing Services page to the website. GCWA members, if you have a writing-related business you would like listed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. No fancy ads, just listings for editors, publishers, ghost writers, website designers, etc.
GCWA members — send us your photos, your bios, your books to be listed on the website — email email@example.com.
Visit your local book stores
There are several book stores who sell books by local authors. Visit, buy books, check on selling your books on their shelves. List of stores
Website Manager Opening
Do you like our website? Do you have ideas for making it better? Would you like to add more information, change some of it, redesign it?
GCWA needs a Website Manager to oversee the work of our Website Editor and to ensure the site is up-to-date, easy to navigate, and functioning properly. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for Word Song editor
Due to time constraints our News Magazine WORD SONG is needing an Executive Editor with MailChimp experience in order to continue. If you would like to know more about it, please email TheWord@gulfwriters.org
We will continue to send out a basic meeting announcement until then. If you are not seeing these emails, please search your SPAM and PROMOTIONS folder and then add the address to your contacts list. Or contact email@example.com to verify that your email is in the system.
You can click here to see the current edition and get instructions for how to find our emails.