Keynote Speaker for FAPAcon

Steve Berry

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS!

Don’t forget that Steve Berry will be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s FAPA Annual Conference in Orlando. He is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of 20 novels. To learn more about Steve Berry, go to https://steveberry.org  Steve will speak at 11:45 am on July 31, 2021, at the FAPAcon2021 conference at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace.

1:00 PM Workshop speakers are:
Brenda M. Spalding will present “Choice for the Independent Author.” She is a prolific author with children’s books and several adult novels. She has won awards from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and the National League of American Pen Women.

Michael L. Joy brings us “Catching an agent’s attention 101”. He a board member of the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, where he is the co-chair of their annual mystery writing conference, SleuthFest. (SleuthFest.com).

Check back next month to see more workshop speakers!

To register for the conference, go to https://myfapa.org/fapacon2021/.
Members: Log in to get your discount!
Masks are still required in public areas of the hotel. This may change and if so, we will notify you.         

Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2021 registration is now open!

WD annual conference

Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2021 registration is now open! 

The Writer’s Digest Annual ConferenceJuly 22 – 25, 2021 in New York City—is your chance to acknowledge the importance of writing in your life. And whether writing is your passion or profession, a trip to the conference is a perfect—and purposeful—affirmation of your goals as you begin the New Year. 

Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is hopeful we will be able to meet in-person this July. There is still a lot of COVID-related uncertainty in 2021 and WD wants to take the proper steps to ensure all of our speakers, attendees, exhibitors, and staff are as safe as possible. In addition to planning a virtual back-up plan, we will extend the same flexible cancellation policy for 2021 as we did in 2020, allowing attendees to cancel, if needed, once they’ve registered for a full refund. We are monitoring vaccination rates and state/federal travel guidelines very closely and will post updates on our website and via email. 

Until then, registration is now open and we are working on some exciting programming for 2021! Be on the lookout for announcements starting in February and in the months to followRegister today for the best price. 

 

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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.

Chai Voris
Acting President and Treasurer
Pine Island Writers

Writers on the Air

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.

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.”