Valentine Spoken Wordplay Mic

Love Spoken WordPoetry and love poetry will be alive and well in the month of February in Southwest Florida. We will celebrate Valentine’s Day belatedly (but belovedly) at our February 27th Open Mic. Robert Hilliard will head our list of poets and writers.
Members of the audience are invited to share a love poem or story.
Please join us. We guarantee you a wonderful evening.
 

Joe Pacheco
www.sanibeljoe.com

SWFL Writer’s Conference

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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
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2019 JAX Book Fest

JAX Book Fest

Jacksonville’s literary event of the year will return on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019! The Jax Book Fest is back for its third year in a row. The event—held at the Main Library in Downtown Jacksonville—features presentations and signings by authors of both national and local acclaim, book sales, children’s activities and more. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nathan Hill, best-selling author of THE NIX, brings a four-part lecture series on storytelling in the 21st century to the FGCU community. This event is free and open to the public! It all starts Wednesday, January 23, at FGCU!
Doors open at 6:00 for receptions, 6:30 for lectures, to be followed by book signings.

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SleuthFest 2019

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Welcome to SleuthFest 2019

March 14-17, 2019 – A Premier Conference for Writers of All Levels
Sponsored by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America
Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton
661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487

 

Why should you attend Sleuthfest? Glad you asked…

As winter drags on, March in South Florida is the place to be! Our all-suites conference hotel has a gorgeous outdoor heated pool, free made-to-order breakfast daily, and a complimentary evening reception as each day winds down.

Since 1994 SleuthFest has connected authors with agents and publishers and helped writers improve their craft learning from award-winning and best-selling writers like T. Jefferson ParkerTom StrawAlex Segura, and Alexia Gordon.

You’ll have the opportunity to pitch your finished manuscript to agents like Tess Callero of Curtis Brown, Cari Lamba of Jennifer de Chiara Agency, Nicole Resciniti of Seymour Agency, Michelle Richter of Fuse Literary.

You can make your manuscript all it can be or jump-start if you’re stuck with a strategy session with editors Anna Michels of Sourcebooks, Chantelle Aimée Osman of Agora (Polis Books), Stacey Donovan of Hallmark or Neil Nyren, former VP of Putnam.

Convinced? Great! REGISTER NOW! Registration fees increase on January 15 so don’t wait!

Writers’ Workshops in Tuscany

It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you about exciting writers’ workshops in Tuscany, In Vino Veritas. Our 2019 offering is rich: the first session is led by acclaimed author/teacher Alison MacLeod (her novel Unexploded was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and the second session is a team-taught workshop featuring Jonathan Levi, author of Septimania and Colombian journalist Marta Orrantia, author of Mañana no te presentes.

Get ready to mark your calendar, here are the dates:
Session I with Alison MacLeod:  September 1 – 7, 2019
Session II with Jonathan Levi and Marta Orrantia: September 15 – 21, 2019

Details may be found at: invinoveritaswriting.com and www.grapevineexperience.com

In Vino Veritas brings together a small group (limited to a maximum of 15 participants) of international writers who work on memoirs, fiction, and poetry, learning about writing in the morning and wine in the evenings. All is accompanied by exquisite food and conversation.

The backdrop to this exciting week is the Donatella Cinelli Colombini wine estate in Trequanda, south of Florence, not far from Siena and near Montalcino (home to the prize-winning Brunello wine, of which Donatella is also a producer!).

Please do not hesitate to contact me for an electronic brochure or more information. And do spread the word to your friends and all those you think might be interested.

I look forward to welcoming you to a session of In Vino Veritas!

Cin-cin! Cheers!

Suzanne Branciforte
Director
Grapevine Experience
Palazzo Sergardi, Siena

www.grapevineexperience.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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