2011/9 — Tom Nelson

Dear GCWA Members,

A number of exciting happenings will be announced at our September 17 meeting. I hope to see you for a full morning at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road.

Our featured speaker is Linda Fasulo, president of the Friends of the Library for Collier County and an on-air book reviewer for WGCU radio. Her subject will be: What does a book reviewer look for? Her presentation will be of special interest for all of us who crave that their books get a good review.

Also, we will hear more about the October 22 Alliance for the Arts and your association’s involvement. Limited table spaces for book signings are available at $15, see Membership Chairperson, Becky Elam on Saturday or contact her at stitchrje@aol.com for your reservation (with your check.)

Ken Feeley, Special Projects Chairman, will have further information on GCWA holding a Meet the Authors day at the Bell Tower Mall Saturday, December 3 from 10 to 4. Those with their books to present and sell, see Ken on Saturday. This will be an all day signing event at the beginning of the holiday season. A half day/half table space is $10 or $15 for all day/half table. Ken’s email is klfeeley@embarqmail.com

Ken will also be announcing details of a writing seminar for beginning authors tentatively scheduled for November 5.

We again thank Professor Marty Ambrose for a lively presentation during our August meeting as she reviewed the writing of a good mystery. (But, of course, we all knew it was the butler who did it.)

Don’t forget to begin preparing your entry into this year’s annual writing contest. Contest entries will close January 31; Poetry, fiction, non-fiction and scriptwriting categories. Check our GCWA web site for details. www.Gulfwriters.org

GCWA continues to grow as we currently have 148 writing souls in membership.

There’s a lot going on as we enter into this fall season. Come early to get your favorite seat and bring a tasty tidbit to help Jan Nieman and her kitchen crew with the snacks.

Tom Nelson. President

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