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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.

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June

Dorothea Sonne

June 18th, 2016

Reviews & Editors

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July

Read-Set-Write

July 16, 2016

Character Building Workshop

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Meeting: June 18th, 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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Latest Good News

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  • Life Song: An Irish Odyssey is fully published now!

    After six years' research  and multiple rewrites my debut novel is a reality. It is a quest novel grounded in historical facts dealing with 10th [...]
  • At last a winner

    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 [...]
  • Karen Auriti wins Chanticleer Award

    (August 2015) LEARNING TO WALTZ, debut novel by Karen Auriti writing as Kerryn Reid, has been named best Regency fiction in Chanticleer Books' [...]

Writing Contest

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  • 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.

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  • Writers’ Workshops

    Subject: Writers" Workshop Schedule ( Please Keep for future reference )             Great Thinkers Writers’ Work Shops will be [...]
  • J. Patrick Redmond and Kaylie Jones

    A Conversation on Writing With J. Patrick Redmond and Kaylie Jones Monday, May 16 from 6-8 p.m. Rush Library Auditorium Thomas Edison (Lee) [...]
  • Non fiction writers conference May 4-6

    NFWC 2016 GCWA members can receive a 30% discount. The 6th annual Nonfiction Writers Conference returns May 4-6, 2016 with an incredible [...]

Announcements

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