Writers on the Air

Writers on the Air  (WOA) invites all writers to read their work on the radio show. You can read poetry, short stories, a chapter from your novel or anything you want to share with the public. The show is taped from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday. Just arrive at 2:30 p.m. to sign in. This is a unique venue for writers who want to connect with listeners on the radio. Also, anyone who would like to cheer on the writers is welcome in the audience. Location: Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12737 S Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34287 

The Writer’s Breakfast will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3rd, at the IHOP, 1501 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Writers are encouraged to bring a short piece of their writing to read or discuss. If you are new to writing or would like to learn about writing, this is the place. There is no cost except for your own breakfast. This meeting is open to the public. The facilitator is Doug Houck (millerhouck@comcast.net)

The Writer’s Tea will meet on Tuesday, June 20th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the MID-COUNTY LIBRARY ON FORREST NELSON due to the summer Read and Feed program at the Port Charlotte Library. You are invited to attend and share some of your poems, stories, or personal memoirs. Please bring a snack to share. Tea will be provided. You can call Arlene Kincaid at 625-7312 or Mary Grace Patterson at 575-0739 for further information.

Make Your Story Last Forever
Monday, June 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast University
117 Herald Court, Punta Gorda

Share your life with people who matter…your children, grandkids, siblings, and your school friends. Your story is an inspiration to your descendants and a reflection of your generation. Learn some tips to produce a memoir of who you are and to find your voice. Class Code: HC1482. Cost: $18. Info: (941) 505-0130 or https://registerra.fgcu.edu/.

If you are a creative writer then this class is for you! Learn and discuss techniques from the pros! Short story assignments will be given and then discussed in class. Have fun and be challenged while receiving feedback from other creative and talented writers in a supportive and safe environment!

  • Classes will meet on these dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 3,10, 17, 24
  • Class will meet for these times: from 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
  • Class location: Lee County Public Education Center

*All Lee County Lifelong Learning classes must meet a minimum student requirement or class will be canceled.

Lee County Public Education Center (LCPEC)
2855 Colonial Boulevard
East Entrance
Fort Myers, FL 33966

Sign up at Evenbright ACE

Poetry Circle

Monday, May 15, 6:00-7:30 pm
Copperfish Books
103 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda

Do you like to read or listen to poetry? Our poetry group meets once a month on Monday evenings. Bring a published poem (written by someone other than yourself) to read aloud to the group. This month’s theme is THE OCEAN.
Info: (941) 205-2560 or copperfishbooks@comcast.net

Great Writers

Monday, May 15, 1-3 p.m. (1st and 3rd Monday every month)
Mid-County Library, Room B
Forrest Nelson Boulevard, Port Charlotte

This is a free program with certified writing teachers and authors and is sponsored by Charlotte County Community Services.

Info: tamiamifl@comcast.net

Next Meeting: June 5

Writers’ Tea

Writers of all levels & good listeners, come join us Tuesday, May 16 from 1-3 PM at the Pt. Charlotte Library next to the Cultural Center. Bring what you have written to read, or get ideas about publishing what you have written. Please bring a snack to share and enjoy with our variety of hot tea flavors. A reminder about our June and July teas, remember we will meet at Mid County Library on Forrest Nelson due to the summer Read and Feed programs at Pt. Charlotte Library. Hope to see you soon.

Arlene Kincaid, Co-hostess.

The 2017 FAPA Annual Conference is scheduled for August 4th and 5th, 2017, at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. This networking and educational event will offer two days of sessions with a focus on The Business of Publishing.
Industry leaders will share their expertise and a variety of tools needed to flourish in this evolving publishing environment. Join your industry colleagues and discover innovative marketing ideas and sales strategies. We will be publishing more information on the agenda and our exciting lineup of speakers from across the publishing industry over the next few weeks.

Visit the FAPA website to take take advantage of early bird conference registration discounts, to get your tickets for the 2017 President’s Book Awards Banquet and get your discounted hotel reservations.
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