Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop Peace River Center for Writers

The Creative Writing Workshop will begin on Thursday, August 22nd.  It will be held each week during the Fall Semester from 2:00-3:15, Room D-203,  at the FSW Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda.  The teacher will be John Pelot, PRCW President.  Bring samples of your Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction on a thumb drive or hard copy.  There is no fee.  Please contact John Pelot (threetop@aol.com) for confirmation of class time and room number.
Florida SouthWestern State College

The Hudson comes to the Peace”
Saturday, April 18, 2020

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! Register early for discounts. See Flyer.

Writers Conference

  • Featuring literary agents & editors from NYC
  • Expert Faculty
  • Exposure to all writing
  • Choice of classes & panels
  • One-to-one sessions with faculty
  • Pitch your writing to agents

A special opportunity! – Have your writing reviewed or pitch your work to a publishing professional … including 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.

One-to-One Sessions

Only for registered attendees! 1st pick of agents goes to 1st registered.

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

Date:           Saturday, April 18, 2020
Location:    Cultural Center of Port Charlotte
2280 Aaron St,
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Program:    One jam-packed day of writing possibilities featuring individual classes, discussion panels, and a special keynote speaker.

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Registration fee includes: Your choice of class sessions, discussion panels, and workshops offered, keynote speaker, and your ability to schedule individual sessions with agents, editors and writing professionals. morning coffee, lunch, and dinner included in the registration fee.

Masters Review Summer Workshop

Save the Date: Summer Workshop opens August 1!

Expert advice from the comforts of homeThis workshop is open to all writers and is an excellent way to improve a story or essay, especially for fall when so many lit mags open for submissions. Get your stories (under 7000 words) and cover letters ready to submit to the workshop to be reviewed by one of our esteemed guest editors:

Nate Brown – American Short Fiction
Adeena Reitberger – American Short Fiction
Lauren Kane – The Paris Review
Michelle Wildgen – Madison Writers’ Studio
Jeffrey Gleaves – A.A.P.

Make sure you are ready to go on August 1 – this workshop is only open to the first 100 registrants!

IN VINO VERITAS

Creative Writing Workshop in the Vineyards of Tuscany
September 1 – 7, 2019
Alison MacLeod
(Author of Unexploded, long-listed for the Booker Prize)
Last few spots available!

In Vino Veritas is a residential writing workshop in the vineyards of Tuscany, featuring personalized encounters with teacher/writers, morning workshops, guided wine tastings, and wonderful Italian cuisine. Limited to a maximum of 15 participants, In Vino Veritas brings together a small group 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, between Florence and Siena. The day begins after breakfast with a three-hour workshop—perfect for writers working on short stories, memoirs, translations and even poetry. The afternoon is free for writing, wandering, and trips to the nearby towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, or Bagno Vignoni. In the evening, wine flows over long Italian dinners that include sommelier-led guided tastings and exquisite food pairings. Some star-filled evenings are dedicated to readings.

Participants stay in superbly comfortable private bedrooms in rustic buildings in the middle of the vineyards. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner feature Tuscan specialties, like the famed Chianina steak from the nearby Val di Chiana, and produce comes from local farms in the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the gardens of the Cinelli Colombini estate itself (vegetarians won’t get bored!).

Details may be found at:  invinoveritaswriting.com

Kauai Writers Conference

Sunset at Writers ConferenceKauai Writers Conference
November 4-10, 2019

The Kauai Writers Conference has just published its complete general conference schedule, including 48 sessions over three days, November 8-10, 2019. The conference is preceded by intensive four-day Master Classes, running each day November 4-7. You can see the schedule by visiting Kauai Writers Conference and selecting “Schedule” at the top of the page.

The Kauai Writers Conference has grown to become one of the foremost literary gatherings in the US, and takes place every year in November on the beautiful island of Kauai. We are blessed to live here and would like to invite your members to join us.

This year’s conference has already confirmed, among other distinguished best-selling authors, Paula McClain, Christina Baker Kline, Greg Iles, Geraldine Brooks,Tony Horowitz,  Lisa Wingate, Meg Wolitzer, Mark Kurlansky, Tea Obreht, Nicholas Delbanco, Richard Bausch and Whitney Scharer. Our growing 2019 faculty of fiction and non-fiction writers is regularly seen on the New York Times best-seller list and count among their many awards and honors: the Pulitzer Prize, fiction; the Pulitzer Prize, national reporting; Orange Prize for Fiction; National Magazine Award; O. Henry Prize; National Book Award (finalist); The Pushcart Prize; Overseas Press Club Award; PEN/Malamud Award, to name just a few.

We’re pleased to present members of the Gulf Coast Writers Association with a discount of 20% on both the general conference and master classes on various aspects of the craft. The event also offers one-on-one sessions with literary agents, editors and publishers.

I invite you and your members to spend time on our website and learn more about this nationally-recognized conference, offering an acclaimed faculty committed to sharing their knowledge and time in intimate small group sessions with writers from around the country.

In order to receive the discounted rates for the conference please contact website@gulfwriters.org for a code before registering

 

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.

Nathan Hill Poster

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

Marco Island Writers Meetings

Meetings 2nd Wednesday of the month  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mackle Park Community Center
1361 Andalusia Terrace
​Marco Island, FL 34145

Established June, 2011
Mission Statement:   To gather writers from all genres and skill levels to help one another improve their craft by sharing information and inspiration regarding writing or publishing for fun or profit.
Motto:    We are writers helping writers.
Strategy:
  • Networking and support of our members in the craft of writing
  • Writing workshops – among ourselves & with writer coaches
  • Critique Sessions (Read and Recommend), Flash Fiction, Technology Tips
  • Annual AuthorFest — writers helping writers to reach readers

Writers on the Air

Every Sunday WKDW 97.5 FM nonprofit radio invites writers of all levels to READ their poem, story, or screen play on its weekly program, “Writers on the Air.” (3 to 5 minutes is suggested). We’re looking for funny and family-friendly content.  Sign-up is 2:30. Our show  airs live on Sunday at 3:00.  Worldwide viewers can hear the show on the Internet. (info@KDWradio.com)

After the show, and time-permitting, a visitor who reads may be eligible for a three-minute author interview that is posted on the Facebook page for “Writers on the Air”.

Join us at Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12735 US-41, North Port and relax in our family-friendly BYOB Listening Room, which offers snacks and comfortable seating. Find us next door to WKDW 97.5 FM radio station, which is in the Springs Plaza just south of Caddy Carts if heading south from Venice.  The public is WELCOME. Readers need not be published.

For more details, contact Linda Schell, Lschell2@verizon.net, 941-223-1262. For cancellations due to weather or holidays, visit our FACEBOOK PAGE: “Writers on the Air.”