November 20 @ 6 – 8 p.m. — Define Your Audience and Branding Yourself – $45
November 21 @ 6 – 8 p.m. — Social Platforms and Networking – $45
November 22 @ 6 – 8 p.m. — Marketing Materials and Events – $45
Attend all 3 sessions for $120
All attendees receive these bonuses:
30 minute one-on-one accountability call with Jenn Smith or Patti Jefferson
$5 discount on 365 Bright Ideas to Market Your Indie Books workbook
$5 discount on your nexe MyPubLab workshop
An afternoon of lively storytelling for the whole family. A magical day when tellers around the world celebrate the stories in all of us. Presented by the Tamiami Tale Tellers.
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road
Fort Myers, Florida
For 20 years, Writer’s Digest’s Short Short Story Competition has been looking for and shining the light on amazing short fiction. It’s that time again—we’re looking for writing that’s bold, brilliant and, most of all, brief.
Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Send us your best stories and you could win $3,000 in cash, a trip to New York City for the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, and an interview for a feature article in our magazine.
Ready to be the next writer we spotlight? Enter by November 15 for the best price! Final Deadline December 16, 2019.
Sponsored by Southwest Florida Romance Writers
Bi-annual conference allowing writers to hone their craft and marketing skills
and network with industry professionals.
Enjoy nearby beaches & Florida sunshine
January 31 – February 1, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton
10450 Corkscrew Commons Dr,
Estero, FL 33928 (Naples / Ft Myers area)
Our play competition is searching for emerging playwrights. Hollywood has a long history of adapting plays and embracing playwriting talent.
Judges include: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, an agent from Creative Artists Agency and more.
Seeking original stage plays!
We’re seeking to celebrate the craft of writing for the theater, and connect winning writers with career opportunities and participation in ScreenCraft’s thriving community of talented writers and mentors around the world.
Final Deadline is November 30th.
Click here to learn more.
At the November 2019 GCWA meeting, we asked what workshops people would like to attend. The following are current requests for workshops.
- How to write a Query Letter
- How to beat Writer’s Bock
- MS Word tools, tricks, and formatting
We will also list any workshops scheduled by GCWA here. Also keep checking events, which include workshops from various writers organizations.
Please COMMENT below if you would like to add your suggestions for workshops.
If you are willing to help run a workshop, please include that information in your comment.
“Off the Island,” a special Sanibel Writers Conference event. This year, as shown in the poster above, in lieu of the weekend conference, two events will be held on the FGCU Campus. Gulf Coast Writers members are invited to attend free.
The North Fort Myers Public Library with the Lee County Library System is holding a Local Author Day on February 29, 2020 from 1 to 3 pm. Authors will have a chance to promote and sell their books. This is an indoor event.
The event is free for both writers and the public. Space is limited and invites will be sent out to the authors selected to participate by February 4th.
February 29th from 1 to 3 pm. Author set up and meet in greet starts at 12 pm.
North Fort Myers Library
2001 N Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Join us in welcoming our local, independent authors. Have a chance to speak with the authors, purchase their latest books, and learn more about what inspires their work.
Deadline to submit application:
January 15, 2020
Two authors per table (6’ x 2’), 1 chair each.
The following survey acts as an application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DSCBZSX