Welcome!

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.

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Gulf Coast Writers is looking for a volunteer to do maintenance on our website. If you have experience with WordPress and website design and would like to help, please email website@gulfwriters.org.

May 2017

Don Platt

Don Platt
May 20, 2017

Contract Pros & Cons

Want to know the ins and outs of an author’s contract? Don Platt will present an annotated author’s contract from the Author’s Guild, and share alerts and warnings of such contracts. He will discuss how to get out of a contract and reveal an experience he and other authors had and are still having with a certain publisher. Website: donaldmichaelplatt.com

More about Donald Michael Platt
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Meeting: May 20, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Location:
Zion Lutheran Church,
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919

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First Time Guests Free

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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.

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Dear Members:
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.

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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.

If you are are a GCWA member with Good News, please send email to website@gulfwriters.org.

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 send email to website@gulfwriters.org.

Writing Contests

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If you are affiliated with a group that is hosting a writing contest, please send email to website@gulfwriters.org.

Announcements

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Also, if you would like to make an announcement of your own, please send email to website@gulfwriters.org.

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Gulf Coast Writers is looking for a volunteer to do maintenance on our website. If you have experience with WordPress and website design and would like to help, please email website@gulfwriters.org.

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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

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