The Library of Congress National Book Festival
The 20th annual festival will be held online Sept. 25 to 27.
The interactive, online celebration of “American Ingenuity” will feature new books by more than 120 of the nation’s most-renowned writers, poets and artists. Virtual stages will offer on-demand videos, live author chats and discussions, options to personalize your own journey through the festival with particular themes, and book buying possibilities through the festival’s official bookseller, Politics & Prose, with a limited number of commemorative book plates signed by authors.
Visit their website for more details.
Come visit the Shell Factory and meet your local authors,
October 17, 2020 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Shell Factory & Nature Park
2787 N. Tamiami Trail
N. Fort Myers, Florida 33903
Authors who want to participate in the book signing, please read the author letter below.
Shell Factory Author Letter 2020
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is Going Virtual
The 20th annual festival will be held online Sept. 25 to 27, connecting with audiences across the country for an interactive, online celebration of “American Ingenuity” featuring new books by more than 120 of the nation’s most-renowned writers, poets and artists. Virtual stages will offer on-demand videos, live author chats and discussions, options to personalize your own journey through the festival with particular themes, and book buying possibilities through the festival’s official bookseller, Politics & Prose, with a limited number of commemorative book plates signed by authors.
More information here
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Writer’s Digest is excited to re-announce the opening keynote for this year’s WD Annual Conference: New York Times bestselling author Chuck Wendig. His participation has been confirmed for the virtual conference and is excited to “see” everyone online!
Get the most out of your virtual experience by taking one of our workshops on Thursday, November 5. You can add them onto your conference registration or register for one as a standalone.
The Compass of Character: Creating Complex Motivations for Compelling Characters | David Corbett
Personal Essay Essentials: How to Break Into Print With First-Person Writing |Windy Lynn Harris
We’ve posted the revised schedule for November 6 & 7 and speakers, and are working on filling in the open slots in the schedule. We’re also making some final adjustments for the virtual pitch slam and are working on a SUPER exciting central keynote. Be on the lookout for more announcements soon!
Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind virtual experience. Register today!
Physically distant, but socially engaged — join Miami Book Fair online for author readings and conversations, workshops, and even a Storybook Picnic for kids and their teddy bears. Follow us on FB, IG or Twitter, or scroll our Upcoming Events feed below for more information.
November 15-22, Street Fair November 20-22.
Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2020 is going VIRTUAL!
New Dates: November 5 –7, 2020
The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference—NEW DATES: November 5-7, 2020—is going virtual for the safety of our attendees, speakers, staff, exhibitors, and partners. We did not come to this decision lightly but feel it is the best course of action for all parties involved.
Now, on to the fun part! What can you expect from the virtual #WDC20? The best writing instruction, inspiration, and publishing advice possible all from the comfort of your own home with flexibility to view sessions when it works for you! We’ve done a lot of research and have partnered with an exciting virtual event platform called Intrado. While the platform is easy to use, it will not be your run-of-the-mill Zoom or GoToWebinar virtual experience.
Registration is now open and we’re working on some exciting surprises. We’ll be providing more information on what to expect, the new platform, and everything #WDC20 in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for announcements on our website www.writersdigestconference.com and on Twitter and Facebook. In the meantime, keep writing and stay healthy!
Pine Island Writers ARE holding Zoom meetings every Monday at 7 pm. If anyone would like to join us, please have them contact Chai Voris for the Zoom sign-in. We meet weekly to share our writing with each other and get feedback.
Acting President and Treasurer
Pine Island Writers
Every Sunday, WKDW 97.5 FM nonprofit radio invites amateur writers, poets, and comedians to perform or read on its program “Writers on the Air.” Organizers are looking for funny or family-friendly content.
Sign up at 2:30 p.m. The show airs live at 3:00 p.m. After the show, a participating visitor who reads may be eligible for a three-minute author interview that is posted on the “Writers on the Air” Facebook page.
The public is invited to:
Common Grounds Meeting Hall
12735 Tamiami Trail
North Port, Florida
next door to WKDW 97.5 FM radio station in the Springs Plaza.
For more information, contact Linda at Lschell2@verizon.net and visit the Writers on the Air page on Facebook.