The Gulf Coast Writers Association is proud to provide a forum for fellowship, education, and information for writers in our community. Whether you write for pleasure or profit, you’ll find support from our members. And with many members, there’s always encouragement and friendly guidance to help you improve your writing skills. Plus, our monthly speakers’ events are informative and fun, providing expert advice on topics such as writing techniques, publishing, marketing, and others. So no matter what your genre: general fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s, young adult, historical fiction, romance, mystery/thriller, memoirs, and more, you’re in good company. Check out our website and see what exciting things we have in store for you.
GCWA is looking for a new Programs Officer to find speakers for our meetings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
GCWA 2022 Writing Contest Open for Submissions.
Deadline January 31, 2022
Meet your GCWA 2021 officers.
Send your suggestions for speakers or topics at meetings this year to Programs Officer.
Geneva’s Prompts for Writing from September workshop.
Members can obtain a recording and PowerPoint of June’s and/or July’s meeting by contacting Christie Zarria.
Recording of May’s meeting with Kathleen Sweeney can be obtained by contacting Christie Zarria.
Presentation slides for March 2021 meeting with DL Havlin can be obtained by contacting Christie Zarria.
Handout from Eric Simmons January 2021 Presentation–
Getting Your Book Into Libraries
Visit our new page for Blogs, Podcasts, and Webinars for writers.
GCWA October 2021 Meeting
Speaker: Royce Gomez King
Topic: Marketing your book before publishing
Date: October 16, 2021, 10 a.m. – Noon
Zoom and in person meeting
Register for Zoom meeting here
6111 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Royce King has been a serial entrepreneur for more than 25 years and is an SBDC Certified Coach, Certified Direct Response Copywriter, and frequent trainer on online marketing strategies. Her education in Nonprofit Management and working with executives extends internationally through speaking and consulting. Her columns and business advice have been published in the Small Business Expert Forum, Huffington Post, Carol Roth, Charity Magazine, and more.
Gulf Coast Writers provide ideas, support, encouragement, resources and networking opportunities to fellow writers. Don’t miss out on all the great speakers we have planned for the upcoming year. Click button below to learn what you will get within our association. Only $40 annual ($50 for families). Come join the fun!
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