We have the opportunity to participate in the Poets and Painters Exhibition at the Englewood Art Center.
Painting selection will start on:
Saturday March 11th at 1:30 PM for sign up to a painting (there will be a sign up sheet). The poem is due back to the Englewood Art Center no later then Friday March 17th.
A poem will be selected by the Art Center for a ribbon presented at the reception.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Noteworthy from OWOW
FYI: Almost all book fairs, festivals and conventions are booked a year ahead. Most writing contests that say 2017 will actually announce winners in spring of 2017.
Most contests are money making projects for the sponsoring organization.
There are entry fees. Still if you want to have your writing evaluated by a panel, you might want to enter. BEWARE and do your homework first. Most of the judges are fellow writers just like we are. They self publish in literary magazines or Createspace but want you to believe they have an inside track to getting you a big name authors’ contract. If it sounds too good, it probably is.
It is almost impossible to get space in a big name draw like the one below, but it is possible. The problem you will find, once you are IN, is that the festival does have big name authors such as Janet Evanovich or James Patterson.... but guess who all the people come to meet...and guess where your table will be in relationship to theirs.
Duh, you are bright so you know where you stand.
South West Florida Reading Festival
Harborside Event Center & Centennial Park, Fort Myers, Florida
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Website: South West Florida Reading Festival
There really is something for all ages to experience at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the celebrity authors who share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books or what makes a story idea click for them. You will be able to buy books and have the authors personalize and sign them too! You’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas. Learn more about South West Florida Reading Festival on AALBC.com. (65)
You may simply want to share what your are working on and what your plans are.
This is our own venue to share our thoughts, slumps, and rise to victory as we
We want to take this time to welcome you to OWOW and wish you a happy new year with much fun and writing success.
Have an inspiring story just begging to be told? If so, jump on the bandwagoning and enter it in Tales2Inspire®, a well respected contest, but much, much more. FREE to enter. Then Tales2Inspire works hard to promote its winners. So if you want help in building your author platform, this is a great opportunity. Deadline Date: March 1, 2017. What should you write about? A picture is worth 1000 words, so get a FREE e-book sampler of winning stories from previous years at: www.tales2inspire.com/contest. Then scroll down the page for submission details, guidelines and “What’s In It For You” rewards.
I want to pass on some marketing information to your group in the hope it will help someone.
Recently I have been attending the North Port Farmers Market. Jerry Presseller, the manager of the market will allow authors to set up a table for only $25.00. The stipulations for that wonderful $25.00 price: Four foot space and no tent. The author can bring two chairs. The author supplies his own table
I have attended twice, and I love the market, because the location is shady. if you want to use a tent, you'll be on the grass under the trees. There are picnic benches and entertainment for the consumers.
Location: In front of North Port City Hall from 9:00 to 2:00 on Fridays until April.
Contact Jerry Presseller at 941-391-4856
You must contact Jerry before showing up. There's paperwork to sign.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Brenda Spalding double-booked herself. Maybe if one of the ABC authors don't respond to her, someone in our Group will want her spot.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Dear Englewood Authors,
I hope this email finds your team well, happy and enjoying late November thus far.
I'm reaching out on behalf of COG (www.cogzine.com) as we've found writers identified from within groups like Sarasota Writers Group tend to submit high-caliber work. Please consider sharing news with your writers regarding the COG Poetry Awards and COG Page to Screen Awards, judged this year by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera (poetry) and NPR/PRI Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington (page to screen). The winner will receive:
Publication online and in the print issue, as well as a $1,000 prize.
A blurb about the winning piece by the appropriate final judge
Your story adapted as an animated short film, 2D animation, graphic novel or series of interpretive illustrations by students in the celebrated Digital Art & Animation and Digital Audio Technology programs at Cogswell College.
“A literary contest is like a full moon. It casts a striking and comforting glow across the bleak sky, and turns a small number of people into werewolves.”
– Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket: final judge, last year's COG Page to Screen Awards
Much respect, and many thanks for considering this invitation to spread the word.
Sarah H, COG Copy Editor