Lisa Batch Book Launch

BOOK LAUNCH!The First Song

Presenting The First Song by Lisa Batch
Thursday November 9, 2017, 4PM–6PM

ACSWF Co-op Art Gallery
8074 Mediterranean Dr, Estero, Florida
(Coconut Point Mall next to Panera Bread)

Join Lisa and friends at a Wine and Cheese Reception.
Music sung be local children. Free posters.
Enjoy artwork by local artisans.

CAS Lecture Series



Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Edwards Hall, Room 112
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965

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Writer and US Army veteran Brian Turner reads from his work and discusses some of the complications involved in crafting art from memory.

Brian Turner is a poet and memoirist who served seven years in the US Army. He is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise and Here, Bullet, which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection, the 2006 PEN Center USA “Best in the West” award, the 2007 Poets Prize, and others. Turner’s work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Poetry Daily, Harper’s Magazine, and other fine journals. Turner has been awarded a United States Artists Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and more. His memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country, has been called, “achingly, disturbingly, shockingly beautiful.”

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Share this event on Facebook and Twitter We hope you can make it!Cheers,College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida SouthWestern State College is excited to host children’s author Alma Flor Ada and Lee Bennett Hopkins to campus as part of the Authors @ FSW Speaker Series.  This event Tuesday, November 14 at 11:00 am in Building AA, Room 177 at Florida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Ada is the author of children’s books, poetry, and novels including Dancing Home, Under the Royal Palms, Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba, and Yes! We are Latinos. She was born in Camagüey, Cuba and grew up in La Quinta Simoni, in a house owned by the family of Cuban revolutionary Ignacio Agramonte. At the age of 15, Dr. Ada traded a quinceañera party for summer school in the United States, thus beginning her life as a bilingual person. She earned a scholarship to attend Loretto Heights College, where she first encountered discrimination against Mexican-Americans, a discovery inspirational to her diversity appreciation efforts. A professor emerita at the University of San Francisco, Dr. Ada is recognized for her work promoting bilingual and multicultural education in the United States.

Award-winning children’s author and poet Lee Bennett Hopkins will also appear. His books include Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life, Alphathoughts: Alphabet Poems, Full Moon and Star, City I Love and Mama: A Novel.

A book signing will follow the presentation. Books by both authors are available for purchase at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus bookstore.



National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

November 1-30 The world needs your novel.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. 

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

Find out more about how NaNoWriMo works.

“What A Character”

October 19 – 22 in Altamonte Springs, Florida
Whether you’re just getting started, or midway through a 400-page opus, or have published multiple books, the Florida Writers Conference is the one writers conference for you.

This year there are even more reasons why you should attend, ranging from the lineup of agents and editors from leading literary agencies and publishing houses, to our National Guest of Honor David Morrell, and Steve Berry, the Florida Writer of the Year.

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Writer’s Tea

The Writer’s Tea will meet on Tuesday, October 17th, from 1:00-3:00 P.M. at the Port Charlotte Library, 2nd floor, near the Cultural Center. 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.​​

Horror writing class


Did we scare you?
Believe it or not, Halloween is only four months away. So, we decided to do something special. On October 14, JWC will be hosting a horror writing class. Early registration is $49 ($59 after Aug. 31).
The class will include: hand-outs, a special guest speaker, tips on writing horror, and an anthology of horror stories – including YOUR STORY!!!
Horror class flyer

Jacobs Writing Consultants, LLC
Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@Jacobs1776Tim) where we’ll be tweeting a daily horror writing prompt at midnight.

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