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Friday, August 16, 2013

Gulf Coast Writers Group

From Kathy Nixon

From a member of Peace River Writers, which has joined with the Gulf
Coast Writers group to highlight writers from Naples to Bradenton at a
weekend gathering at the Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora, FL from Friday
September 27-Sunday September 29.  All writers are welcome

There is no cost to participate, but you must make a reservation to
stay at the Inn at a cost of $99 for one night, $89 for a two night
stay, or $79 for a three night stay.  The Lakeside Inn phone number is
352-383-4101.  If you are interested, you must tell them you are with
the "Gulf Coast Writers" for the special rate.  The town is beautiful,
and there is plenty to do besides the book festival, so it might be fun
to bring a spouse or to come with another author.

Tables will be displayed in the lobby of the hotel throughout the
weekend with your own table space and signings planned for both Saturday
and Sunday.  On Saturday and Sunday mornings there will be a
storytelling hour with readings by children's authors.  Book signing
events will be from 11 4 p.m. And there will also be talks on the
writing craft during both days. At 6:00 there is a three-course dinner
for all writers--with a special price.

If you are interested in attending, you must first call the Inn for
reservations to be sure there is an available room.  Then you need to
e-mail Ken Feeley--with the Gulf Coast Writers to let him know you are
going.  His e-mail is and his phone number is
239-992-2726 if you want to attend

Charlotte Harbor's Annual Picnic

Date: Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:50 am ((PDT))

Hi Writers.

Due to the recently announced Authors  weekend at Matlacha conflicting with
our Picnic date, we have changed the picnic to Sunday the 8th December.

So please mark 8th December on your calendars, we will miss you if you are
not there.

Paul Holmes
Comments by Ed Ellis

We attended the picnic last year and had a great time meeting with other writers from the area. We had several people say they wanted to attend and did not. This is a great event to bring your books and meet new friends.

Please mark the day on your calendars.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Margaret Jane Jones

Margaret has finished another book project. Please take a look at her link.

Book Selling Calendar

Ms. Kathy Nixon supplied some important information of locations, dates etc. of places where you might find buyers of your published work.

Member Help-Section

We are going to create a member help section where each month we will post a members story for members review.

The purpose is for EA Members to take a look at the written story, poem, or chapter and then create a dialogue with the author of the work. Each posting can be commented on using the blog form provided.

Each month a new selection will be posted.

EA Jacaranda Trace

Englewood Authors is proud to announce collaboration between Englewood Authors and Jacaranda Trace, Venice’s finest retirement community at 3600 William Pen Way, Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Authors will provide a meeting trainer and moderator for a writers group focusing upon memoir writing at Jacaranda Trace. The group will include interested residents of Jacaranda Trace and members of Englewood Authors.

The newly created writers group will be known as EA-Jacaranda Trace.

The writers group will meet in the second floor board room on the second Wednesday of every month from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM starting September 11th 2013. Parking is provided at the main building parking garage. Elevators are provided.

Englewood Authors Contact Information
Edwin R. Ellis -941-662-6867 or


Jacaranda Trace Contact Information
Diana Verhulst Director of Arts and Leisure
941-408-0260 or

All Englewood Authors members are welcome to attend.

A new blog will be created in the near future which will contain directions and meeting times.

Aug 5th Meeting

For those of you who missed the Aug 5th meeting you missed a great meeting. We had a first time visitor and hopefully new member Mr. David Metcalf who made several contributions to the meeting in the form of comments from his vast writing experience.

We also had our first visit by Ms. Amy Hibbard who expressed her concern with Thursday meetings. We hope both return at future meetings.