Tell your Hurricane Ian Story

We are writers. We endured a life-changing event. We need to write about it.

Each of us was impacted by the disaster of September 28, 2022. Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA) is gathering Storm Stories from members and the public for a book to be published on the anniversary of that awful day.

Where were you? How did you fare? What have you learned? Who became your hero? Write the story of your experience and join the chorus of those who will never forget.

Submission is easy. Use the “Online Submission Form” link provided below to upload your story. A committee of our members will review and edit submissions, and the anthology will be printed in time for the September anniversary.

Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2023. Click the “Online Submission Form” link listed below to submit your story to GCWA. Also, please feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to share their storm stories. This project is for everyone who has a Hurricane Ian story to tell. There is no age limit or word limit. Submitters must agree to editing by GCWA and accept that not all stories will be published in the anthology. The GCWA website will publish the names of the stories chosen to be printed by August 1, 2023.

You can also submit your story to our partner in this project, The Alliance for the Arts (artinlee.org). The Alliance is planning a month-long event during September including a Hurricane Ian-inspired art installation by Florida artists, documentary-style photography by famed local artist Kinfay Moroti, listening booths to hear oral story submissions, and our book of Storm Stories.

Tell your storm story. It needs to be told and remembered.

Online Submission Form


If you have questions please email specialprojects@gulfwriters.org


All submissions must be in Word (.doc) format.  Permission must be given to publish prior to your submission.

 

Sponsored in partnership between GCWA and Alliance for the Arts

GCWA

 

Members of Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA) have been invited to participate in the Bonita Springs Public Library “Local Author Meet & Greet” on April 1, 2023, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  This is a joint initiative with the Friends of the Bonita Springs Library.

By reserving a table, you’ll be able to meet enthusiastic readers, discuss your writing, and offer your books for sale.  The address of the Bonita Springs Public Library is 10560 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs, FL 34135.

Reservations are free of charge, but space is limited.  If interested in participating, please respond soon to reserve your table.  Should you be interested in sharing your table with another author, please include that in your reply.

Respond to Kimberly Christensen, Reference Librarian, Bonita Springs Public Library, office (239) 533-4864; email KChristensen@leegov.com

We encourage our members to participate in this event.  Any opportunity to meet readers and give exposure to your work is positive.  GCWA officers will also be there to represent our organization and support our authors.