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Friday, February 28, 2014

Writer's Contest

Please note a new page has been added to our blog for writer's contest. You can find the link to the right under "PAGES".

Book Festival 2014 - Thanks Diana Harris and her team

Charlotte Harbor Writers Picnic - March 30th

Fellow writers.

They say that writing is a lonely occupation and the Charlotte Harbor Writers annual picnic is a unique opportunity to meet other local authors from Sanibel down to Naples and from Arcadia across Englewood.
The picnic is open to all those who are on the Charlotte Harbor Writers list, and you are welcome to bring a guest, there is no charge, although we will ask for donations to cover the cost of renting the Pavilion and the picnic supplies.

This year's annual picnic will be on March 30 at Bayshore live Oaks Park on the north bank of the Peace River in Port Charlotte. It will be from two o'clock until five.

As before, we will provide plates, glasses, cutlery and soft drinks. We just ask you to bring some finger food suitable for a picnic, to share. You should also bring a copy of your latest books to share with other authors, and hold up as we take a photograph of all our writers with their books.

We have to thank the Arts and and Humanities Council of Charlotte County for hosting the picnic, without their help we would not have been able to hold it this year.

We need to have a rough head count, so that we can buy the right amount of soft drink etc. so please RSVP to  and let me know how many people will be in your party.

Looking forward to meeting my old friends again, and making the acquaintance of many new ones.
Paul Holmes
Some of you may get this message twice as I'm having to send it to both the new and the old list until everyone switches from the old one to the new one.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Venice Book Fair

The Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival takes place in Centennial Park in the 200 block of West Tampa Avenue in downtown Venice, Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be talks about writing and publishing in the Venice Center Mall Community Room and at Luna Ristorante, both located within a block of the book fair. For more information, see

Or contact Pam

Kim Weitkamp - How to write and tell personal stories

The Tamiami Tale Tellers of Fort Myers are proud to present two storytelling events featuring Kim Weitkamp:

Kim Weitkamp will be returning to Fort Myers in 2014 to present a second Story U Workshop on How to Write and Tell Personal Stories. This past year, her workshop met with such great reception that the Tamiami Tale Tellers of Fort Myers, who produced the event, decided to have her back again by popular demand.
In her upcoming workshop, Kim will delve deeper into the Memory Mapping and “StoryBox” concepts she developed in her first Story U workshop. Using these techniques, Kim will show a fun, easy was to pull numerous story ideas out of personal experiences and turn any one of them into a well-rounded tale. Participants will leave the workshop with one new piece that will contain all the bones of a good story. Whether a story lover, a family storyteller, a performing teller, a writer or a public speaker - this workshop will help the participant build his or her repertoire, enhance any presentation and transform life experiences into spellbinding narratives
Kim is a nationally known storyteller and a gifted workshop leader who has performed her own personal stories at festivals throughout the country and at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. For more information about Kim, visit her website at
Seating is limited so make your reservations now by clicking on this link:
This Story U workshop is a Florida Storytelling Associaion event produced by the Tamiami Tale Tellers. It will be held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 2439 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Admission is $15 at the door, in cash. For more information, please call Mary Lou Williams at (239) 267-6480 or email

Northport Poetry Group

Only for Feb.  The North Port Poetry Workshop meeting will be on Tuesday Feb. 25 at 1:30 pm at The Garden of the Five Senses Park at 4299 Pan American Blvd. North Port, FL 34287.  That is just a couple of blocks off US 41 N.  NP Poetry Workshop is primarily poets reading, with some writing discussion.  Listeners are very welcome.  There are no dues or joining requirements, no reservations required.  Only requirement is that you have an interest in writing, reading or listening to poetry.  The normal meeting place is at the North Port Library on US 41, in the Juliano Room.  Just for Feb, the meeting will be at Five Senses Park, a beautiful setting.  I will be leading this month's meeting.  Monthly meetings are always the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:30, normally at the NP Library.  Welcome all.  Dobie Pasco 

Charlotte Harbor Writers Meeting

Writer's Read the only Charlotte Harbor Writers group activity (Apart from our annual picnic). The third meeting will take place on Tuesday the 4th March from 11:00 to 1:00. At the Punta Gorda Library.  Bring your 'best stuff' and show us how good it is.
If you wish you can join us after for lunch in a local restaurant.
Paul Holmes


A Night in the Spotlight with Local Authors

Date: 02/20/14 12:48:46
Subject: “A Night in the Spotlight with Local Authors” Tuesday March 4

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Come meet some of our terrific local writing talent at “A Night in the Spotlight for Local Authors” on Tuesday, March 4 at 5:30 pm. Ten authors will talk about and read from their book(s). Each author will have 3 minutes – yes, they will be timed! – to introduce you to their work. Think of it as “speed dating with authors.” Afterwards, we’ll enjoy wine and nibbles, and you can purchase any books and have them signed.

Participating authors:

Tom Cappiello
Virginia (Crane) Czaja
Melissa Goodwin
Leah Griffith
Josephine Qualls
Thomas Noel Smith
Valorie Stackpole
Albert Tiseo
Bob Taylor
Tom Williams

We hope you can join us for this fun, innovative event! To RSVP, click the button below or call the bookstore at (941) 205-2560.

A second event is scheduled for April 7 at 5:30 pm with a different slate of authors (see who's coming>>>).

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Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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