2011/3 — Richard Georgian

Richard GeorgianDear Members:

Our March annual election meeting, awards ceremony, and potluck luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, please mark your calendar. We will be announcing the winners of the 2011 writing contest. A period of open discussion and networking between members is a traditional end of year event. The outgoing executive board will place the proposed budget before the membership. The final business is the election of next season’s executive board.
You are also invited to bring guests to our social potluck luncheon. You can either bring a dish to feed 6-10 or pay $5 at the door. If you bring a guest and dish, the guest is free and any additional guests are $5 each. GCWA is providing the morning coffee, tidbits, and the luncheon drinks and service (plates, napkins, plastic ware).

A reminder from the membership chair, please pay your annual $25 dues by the end of March.

The Southwest Florida Reading Festival is the largest gathering of area authors, publishers, agents, and people in the writing business. The festival is at the Fort Myers Harborside Event Center on Saturday March 19th. This year GCWA has two tables for our authors, and space is still available for $15. Please contact me at rgeorgian@embarqmail.com if you want to reserve space to sell your books. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to network and discuss issues with other authors from around the country. The doors are open from 10 am to 4 pm and admission is FREE.

Everything happens in March. Calusa Tale Tellers March 1 at 7 pm; ArtPoems March 3, 7 pm Alliance for the Arts; The Alliance for the Arts is looking for Children Writers for their March 17, Fantasy & Fairytales, contact (239) 939-2787. Peace River Moonlight Literary Cruise, March 19, 7:30 pm to 10 pm. The Naples Players Call for new-play scripts contest. All these and other events are posted on our website. I suggest you check it weekly. Keep a lookout for a documentary film making presentation around March 10, time, location, and additional information to be forthcoming.

Ruben Colon has two open seats in his critique group The Scribblers contact him at escribe@bigplanet.com if interested.

Hope to see you all on Saturday, March 19th and March 26th.


Richard Georgian
P.S. WOW!!! 83 in attendance at February meeting

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