Jeff Bogart

I’ve joined GCWA to maintain and sharpen my writing skills, while enjoying the wit and comradery of fellow writers.

As a journalist, I’ve been a Staff Reporter for the Kansas City Star and a Desk Editor for United Press International.  The Washington Star Sunday Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, McGraw-Hill’s Electrical World Magazine, and The New York Times have carried my freelance writing.  I’ve also started a community newspaper and published and edited a hyper local e-newsletter.

As a Strategic Communications Consultant, I’ve written, edited, and advised on everything from corporate news releases to executive speeches, web material, and annual reports.  Along the way, I’ve taught college freshman English Composition and high school English Language Arts.  I’m an avid tennis player and photographer, and I have a history of leadership in civic affairs.

 

GCWA is In The News…

GCWA In the News

Florida Weekly carried a story about GCWA’s writing contest in the Arts and Entertainment section on page 3.  It appears in the Fort Myers, Bonita and Naples editions.  The three editions appear to carry the news release almost entirely verbatim.  (In the Fort Myers print version and online versions, for example, the wording is the same as that in the news release except that the last, boilerplate paragraph is omitted. The online versions, on the other hand, of the Naples and Bonita editions omit Irene’s quote about the Youth section of the contest but include a portion of the last, boilerplate paragraph.)  This week’s Charlotte online edition does not carry the story, nor do the online editions for Key West and Palm Beach.

 

A copy of the story from the Fort Myers print edition is attached. Here also is the link to it on the Florida Weekly website:   https://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/articles/gulf-coast-writers-association-announces-writing-contest/ .

Click on the links below to review three more news stories about GCWA’s writing contest, appearing recently in the Cape Coral Breeze, Lehigh Acres Citizen, and WCGU News:

Clip–Cape Coral Breeze

Clip–Lehigh Acres Citizen

Clip–WGCU

April 2023

Workshop: Tell Your Hurricane Story
Topic: Develop Your Hurricane Ian Story
April 15, 2023, 10 a.m. to Noon
In person Only – No Zoom
Jeanne MeeksMeeting Location: Map
Word of Life Church
6111 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Plan to attend our meeting on Saturday April 15, 2023.  This program is a workshop to help us develop our stories about the Hurricane Ian experience.  Prose or poetry – whatever your favored writing style – the only rule is that it must be true (or mostly true).
Jeanne Meeks and Mary Charles conduct memoir workshops in their home communities.  They’ll bring some of their experience and advice, along with some challenging exercises, to our April 15th meeting.  It will be a fast-paced hour in which we’ll each develop or refine a story about the September 28, 2022 storm.
The stories you write on Saturday will become part of the permanent record of Hurricane Ian.  We’re creating an anthology of storm stories to be printed before the anniversary of Ian’s visit.  In partnership with the Alliance for the Arts, we intend to have this book on display and for sale during their planned month-long exhibit in September 2023.Join us this Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10:00 am.  Because it’s a hands-on workshop, we’ll be meeting in person only.  There will not be a Zoom component this time.