Special Events

Please join our authors at these upcoming events:

Central Florida Discussion Group of Mystery Writers of America
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Program: “How to write a blurb, bio, or book description”
Place: W.T. Bland Library
1995 N. Donnelly St.
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Program Topics
(1) How to write a blurb, bio, or book description.
Attendees are asked to bring a sample of a good and a bad blurb, bio, and book description—but not their own. I suggest you bring eight to ten copies so each attendee will have one. Also bring your own blurb, bio, or book description. We’ll work on it together.
(2) What is your favorite “How to write” book and why
This will be a great combination of both writing craft and managing your writing business. The May meeting was poorly attended but the program was popular when we picked it at the April meeting, so we’re running it again.

For more details, contact Dallas Gorham

Southwest Florida Members Meeting in Fort Myers
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Program: Florida Weekly book reviewer, Phil Jason, PhD. Phil is a retired writing professor from the U.S. Naval Academy and has written hundreds of articles and reviews for both national and Florida publications. He is going to share his insight into fiction writing that only an reviewer can provide.

Our other summer meetings will be July 8 and Sept. 9. Save the dates.

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

“ALL WRITE: Jump Start Your Novel” Workshop, September 23, 2017
Presented by Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter

Date: Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Program: “All Write: Jump Start Your Novel”
With help from professional, published authors you will explore four different genres-Mystery, Romance, YA and Memoir. Each mini-workshop will include writing exercises & informative hand-outs.
Place: North Regional/BC Library1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek, FL 33066.

10:30 – 11 am Welcome / Introductions
11-12  Genre 1
12- 1 Genre 2
1-2 lunch break BYO
2-3 Genre 3
3-4 Genre 4

This event is FREE. R.S.V.P required due to limited seating. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-write-jump-start-your-novel-tickets-33619371445

Instructors:
Mystery- Neil Plakcy
Romance- Victoria Pinder
YA/MG- Debbie Reed Fischer
Memoir- TBA

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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