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Possibilities! The Hudson comes to the Peace

 

 

 

 

Long trips & multi-day events not possible with your schedule or budget? Try this!

Title: “Possibilities!  The Hudson comes to the Peace” (“River” that is)
Primary Area Served: From Sarasota/Bradenton to Naples/Marco Island and inland (Everyone is welcome)
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019  —  7:00 AM until  8:00 PM
Theme: Writing’s possibilities!
Areas included: Books (fiction & non-fiction), Magazines, Newspapers, TV/radio, & Electronic media.
Location: Charlotte County Cultural Center, Port Charlotte
Program: One jam-packed day of writing possibilities featuring 70 individual classes, discussion panels, and a special keynote speaker.
One to One Sessions: A special opportunity! – Have your writing reviewed or pitch your work to a publishing professional … including 16 agents and editors from NYC. Submit your sample/pitch in advance and spend 20 minutes with someone who may aid you in your writing career.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the registration fee.

Spare yourself the expense of a major trip. Attend a high quality event that brings quality presenters and publishing professionals to Southwest Florida. The conference is centrally located … a two hour drive for anyone in the primary service area. Reasonable hotel accommodations are available with blocks of rooms reserved. Conference registration is limited!

Discounts for early bird registrations!

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For more information go to:  http://www.abc-artisansofbooks.com/writer-conference.html
Information about registration here.

PRCW is accepting poems until March 17 for a poetry anthology entitled “Ironsights: A Collection of Veteran Poety” to be published by Peace River Press in April.  This project is in collaboration with the Veterans Initiative for Therapeutic Arts​.

For email entries please send computer generated (typed) entries using New Times Roman 12 point, with name, contact, military affiliation, with title and no more than 100 lines. You may send up to three poems and there is no reading fee for this book. We will publish at least 75 poems and have a book opening in April on FSW Charlotte Campus. Send entries to JPelot@FSW.edu

For hardcopy entries, please refer to submission guidelines above and mail to:

Peace River Center for Writers
at Florida SouthWestern State College
26300 Airport Rd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

For further information, please contact Madelon at prcw@fsw.edu.

Book Signing Opportunities

Book Signings Opportunities
at Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library in Cape Coral

The Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library would like to invite authors from Gulf Coast Writers Association who have written military related books to hold book signings at their facility. Charley Valera, author of My Father’s War and GCWA member, recently held a book signing at that facility with great results and non-stop activity.  The museum is located at 4820 Leonard Street, Cape Coral, Florida 33904. You can find out more about book signings at the Military Museum by emailing

Missi.lastra@veterans-Foundation.org or calling the Museum at 239-541-8704.

Charley Valera will discuss his recent book signing at the upcoming  “The Pitch, One Sheet, and Promoting Your Book” workshop on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Southwest Florida Military Museum from 10:00-12:00.

A quarterly publication called New Authors Journal, started in 1992, provides new authors with the opportunity to have their work published for the first time. Amazon’s POD service makes it possible for New Authors Journal to continue publishing.

They are seeking submissions for inclusion in the upcoming issue of New Authors Journal. Contributing authors will receive a free copy of the issue in which their work appears. Additional copies can be purchased directly from Amazon.

Contact: Mario V. Farina
email: mario@mariofarina.com.

WHEN:  SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019
TIME: 9 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: MACKLE PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island, FL

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW to members and non-members

Authorfest is back, bigger and better than ever! After five years we have gotten it right with the right place, the right time and the right publicity.

New York Times Best Selling Author Lisa Black is the Keynote Speaker for the afternoon. She will have her own table and be selling her books during the day. We have a Kid’s Corner, with crafts and storytelling, and local authors reading their own books. How can it get better than this? Selected Young Writers from our writing project will read their own works & receive their rewards.

We have several sponsorships by the business community and are actively seeking more.  There will be professional printing of signs, flyers, and brochures; publicity announcements in 3 local newspapers; Chamber of Commerce eBlast to its members, and announcements on the radio.

This is the signature event of the year for MIW Inc.

Don’t miss it!

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triopetra beachThree Rock Writers’ Resort announces the opening of applications for its 2019 residencies. Situated in one of the most magnificent places of Greece at the south coast of Crete island, Three Rock in collaboration with Strange Days Books publishing offers a two-weeks low cost (or no cost at all) stay especially for writers. Full stipend will be offered to one project and half stipends (discount 50% from the regular cost) to 20 other projects.

See more attached.

Thank you for your support!

Kind regards

Costis Malousaris

Peace River Center for Writers

To my fellow writers.

Many of you have entered into the idea of writers, writing poems about pictures that local artists have painted.
Now I have an idea, why not reverse the process and let artists paint pictures about our poems?
I am in the process of making this suggestion to some of the local art galleries and libraries. I have taken the first step and would like to be sure that there are enough local poets who are willing to take part in such an endeavor.
If you have a poem that you think would inspire an artist to paint a really dramatic and beautiful picture and would like to be part of this first ever experiment then please reply to me at pgholmes@comcast.net  so I have the confidence to proceed with this new idea.

Lets make art history together.

Paul Holmes.