2018 GCWA Writing Contest


GCWA will be accepting entries for the 2018 Writing Contest from October 21, 2017 through January 31, 2018.

Writing Contest is open to GCWA members and the public. Categories are Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s Stories. The winners submissions will be posted on the website and may appear in the summer issue of Ft. Myers Magazine. Winners will be announced at the GCWA meeting April 21, 2018. List of winners will be posted on our website by April 31, 2018.

For more information and entry form click here.

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

New Date & Location!
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10 AM to 4 PM.
Fort Myers Regional Library Campus
1651 Lee St, Fort Myers, FL [map]

There will be no author tables available at the Reading Festival this year due to limited space. The festival will be held at the downtown Fort Myers Library because the Event Center is still under construction.

The B2B Writer

The B2B WriterBob McCarthy — The B2B Writer

For 30 years, Bob McCarthy has been providing writing and editing services that include:

  • Video scripts for marketing, public relations and training
  • Collateral materials to promote people and businesses
  • Feature articles for print and online magazines
  • Web site content that’s targeted and readable
  • Editorial plans for social media posts

For his work, Bob has received more than 50 unsolicited endorsements on LinkedIn.

To discuss your creative project, contact Bob here.

The Time We Make in Passing
by Gary McLouth

The Time We Make in Passing


McLouth’s poetry, while sublimely personal, connects us to the most basic and essential of our shared histories, hopes and fears. The poems, confident, curious, humble or confiding, unmask his vulnerability and caring, which gifts us with feeling that someone or something is “whispering my name.”

This collection of works across decades of McLouth’s career showcase depths of insight, humanity, melancholy, and humor. [more]

McLouth — Do No Harm

Do No Harm by Gary McLouth

Do No Harm

Do No Harm creates an in-depth, thoughtful, and artistically arranged conversation between the voices of the father and son who serve as alternate narrators throughout the book. These nine stories compose a complex duet in which two voices mingle and separate, both delving into their shared pasts, both examining and reexamining their connections to other people, to the places that profoundly affect them, and – always — to the web of family that binds them.