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

The Elephant III Storytelling Performance Showcase
3rd Annual, All New Stories

Ten tellers perform tales of laughter, emotion, and excitement. From personal stories to tall tales, folk tales to fractured stories, and more…
Sponsored by Storytellers of the Round Table.
FeaturingDistinguished Toastmasters:
Joel Ying, Mary Lou Williams, Tashahara Jallad, Rhonda Brazina
with …
Marilyn Graham, Lisa Leonhardt, Tony Marr, Phyllis May, Pam Minton, Leonor Reales

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7pm—9pm
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Tickets $20 (Alliance members $15)
Box Office: (239) 939-2787

 

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!

Authorfest Registration Sheet       Authorfest Sponsorship Form

SWFL Writer’s Conference

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You can register and pay online HERE

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!

Schedule of Events

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

2019 FAPA Annual Conference

Save the date!

Each year, FAPA holds the FAPA Annual Conference, the premier educational and networking event for authors and publishers in Florida. The 2019 FAPA Annual Conference will be held on August 2 and 3, 2019 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace.  The FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday evening, August 3, 2019, after the conference.

The 2018 FAPA Annual Conference was held on August 3rd and 4th, 2018 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. This exciting networking and educational event offered two days of sessions with a focus on The Business of Publishing.  Industry leaders, including Charles Todd, Lisa Black, Angela Bole, and Dianna Collier, shared their expertise and a variety of tools needed to flourish in this evolving publishing environment. For the first time, the conference featured a pre-conference workshop and an onsite bookstore where FAPA members and book award medalists could sell their books.

Save the dates on your calendar for these great opportunities in 2019 to learn, network, and grow your business.

Visit the FAPA website.

TELLABRATION 2018!

An afternoon of lively storytelling for the whole family
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Presented by the Tamiami Tale Tellers of Fort Myers
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road
Fort Myers, Florida
 
Free Admission
Call (239) 543-4872 for information

Poetry Night

Poetry Night at the Library

North Port Poetry Workshop proudly presents our annual autumnal Open Mic event.  Set up & sign up at 5:30 pm.  Tree and Leaf Poems displayed and presented by the members of the NPPW.  All other rounds are open. Snacks & beverages served.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018          5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

North Port Library
13800 S. Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34286

Free & Open to the Public

Authorfest

AUTHORFEST IS BACK
STAY TUNED  &  Mark Your Calendars

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

There will be room for  authors to choose between a  long, 4ft table or a square card table, depending on how many books you have. This will be in the large room. All set-up is done for us. Just bring your props and books.

Details have not been finalized.

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.”