Special Events

Please join our authors at these upcoming events:

St. Augustine Craft Workshop, November 18, 2017

Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: St. Johns County Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Sea Grove Main St, St Augustine Beach, FL 32080

Program: “In the Mood for Mystery”
Pitching characters into a dark and stormy night is one way to set the mood of a mystery, but that only scratches the surface. Join author Nancy Haddock to explore the tools writers use to enhance – and sometimes contrast – the moods of mystery and thriller novels.

Speaker: Nancy Haddock
Nancy HaddockNancy Haddock is a national best-selling and award-winning author with six books and a short story to her credit. Her mystery-romance books are set in St. Augustine, FL and highlight the history and moods of the city. Her cozy mystery series is set in southwest Arkansas, and features the lovely quirks of the south and small towns … and their characters. A member of MWA, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America, Nancy lives in St. Augustine with roots in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas.


Central Florida Discussion Group of FMWA
Date: October 14, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dutch-treat lunch afterward at a nearby restaurant for informal discussion.
W.T. Bland Library
1995 N. Donnelly St.
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Program: “What’s the future of our discussion group?”
Has our discussion group served its purpose? Attendance at the last few meetings has been lower than expected. If the interest is no longer there, should we go on hiatus for a few months and try again in January? For more details, contact Dallas Gorham

Southwest Florida Members Meeting in Fort Myers
Date: November 4, 2017
Program: “WORDS MATTER: The Art of Creating Believable Dialogue”
A Free INTERACTIVE workshop with Don Bruns

Place: Meetings start at 1:00 pm in room 108 of the L-building at Florida SouthWestern State College – adjacent to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Check the Lee Campus map here: http://www.fsw.edu/about/maps  You can park in Lot 7 next to the L-building. You do not have to be an MWA member to attend this meeting, although MWA membership materials will be available. Invite your fiction-writing friends to attend.

We meet for lunch before each meeting at 11:30 at Jason’s Deli – 13550 Reflection Parkway, Fort Myers. It’s off Cypress Lake Drive near the FSW campus. For more details, contact Michael L. Joy

Florida Authors Academy, June through September, at Murder on the Beach Bookstore in Delray Beach. http://www.flauthorsacademy.com/  Advance reservations required. $25 per class. All workshops are held at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 from 10:00 am to Noon. Instructors are multi-published authors. Cash, check or credit cards accepted. 561-279-7790 or murdermb@gate.net

2017 Schedule
All sessions take place on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon

June 3 – Boot Camp for Writers with Randy Rawls
June 10 – Writing Tight: Less is More with Eliot Kleinberg
June 17 – The Time is Right to Write Memoir with Brenda Serotte
June 24 – Plotting Made Perfect with Nancy J. Cohen
July 8 – All Talk and Action with D.J. Niko
July 15 – Pacing: How NOT to Bore Your Reader to Death with Laura Belgrave
July 22 – Who’s Talking Here? Point of View with Elaine Viets
July 29 – The WHY NOTs of Children’s Books with Gloria Rothstein
August 5 -The Who: of What, When, and Where! with Charles Todd
August 12 – The 12 Commandments of Editing with Prudy Taylor Board
August 19 – Writing the World with Tom Swick
August 26 – The Ins and Outs of the Agent Biz with Michael Meeske (aka VS Alexander)
Sept. 9 – Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover with Victoria Landis
Sept. 16 -The Road to Independent Publishing in Simple Steps! with Marcia King-Gamble
Sept. 23 – Florida Authors Academy Has Talent!




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