Do you love writing fiction? Poetry? Fanfiction? Short stories, novels, or essays?  Then join other interested writers for a writing session followed by a chance to share your work for feedback!  (Sharing your work is optional).  You are encouraged to bring your own supplies.  Registration is not required, but space is limited.

Conference Room B (NF)
Saturday, January 25th, 2020
1:00pm – 3:00pm

North Fort Myers Library
2001 N Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

the elephant

“Stories You’ll Never Forget”

Join the showcase of oral storytelling performances. We breath new life into this ancient art of one person sharing a story with another. Tellers tell their tantalizing tales. This is HUGE! Unforgettable! Captivating and fun! Sponsored by Storytellers of the Round Table. Emcee: Dr. Joel Ying

Fort Myers, Florida

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Tickets: $20 non-members / $15 members
Box Office: (239) 939-2787
Online: https://artinlee.org/event/elephantstories/
Featuring: Joel Ying, Mary Lou Williams, Rhonda Brazina, Tashahara Jallad, Christopher Pritchard, Lori Cornelius, Stephen Cavitt, Lisa Leonhardt, Marilyn Graham, Robin Schulte

Amelia Island Book Festival

Amelia Island Book Festival engages adults and young people in the joy of reading and writing through a series of public events featuring New York Times best-selling authors, independent publishers and authors, awards programs and workshops.

Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, February 15.

Schedule and locations

Hearts in the Sand

Sponsored by Southwest Florida Romance Writers

Bi-annual conference allowing writers to hone their craft and marketing skills
and network with industry professionals.
Enjoy nearby beaches & Florida sunshine

January 31 – February 1, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton
10450 Corkscrew Commons Dr,
Estero, FL 33928 (Naples / Ft Myers area)

More Info

Telebration 2019

An afternoon of lively storytelling for the whole family. A magical day when tellers around the world celebrate the stories in all of us. Presented by the Tamiami Tale Tellers.
FREE Admission.

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road
Fort Myers, Florida

NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo 2019 is right around the corner. This wildly popular phenomenon, National Novel Writing Month, starts November 1, and you’re urged to write an entire novel by the end of the month.

Wouldn’t it be great to actually finish a 50,000-word novel in 30 days? Since 1999, that very idea has inspired millions of writers from all over the world to embark on this journey. In 2015 alone, more than 430,000 finished their manuscripts.

NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page.

NaNoWriMo believes in the transformational power of creativity. Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel. Oh, and best of all, it’s free!

What is NaNoWriMo?

Sign up here.

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

2019 FAPA President’s Book Awards Deadline Has Been Extended to April 15!

FAPA

Each year, the FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

For the 2019 awards, submissions opened on November 1, 2018. Submissions will close on April 15, 2019. This year FAPA will award gold, silver, and bronze medals in twenty-five categories. Books published between May 2018 and April 2019 that meet the 2019 Submissions Guidelines are eligible for a 2019 award. An eligible title may be submitted in multiple categories.   The fee for each title/category submission is $95.00.

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