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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memoir Writing Class-Information

Edwin Ellis of Englewood Authors will be teaching a course on Memoir writing at Edison State College - Punta Gorda campus.

Course dates

Session 1 - Monday 10/27/14 at 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Session 2 - Monday 11/03/14 at 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Session 3 - Monday 11/10/14 at 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Session 4 - Monday 11/17/14 at 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM

Support for Paul Holmes

Last year several Charlotte Harbor Writers members attended the 2013 Charlie Awards to support me. It was a fun evening. If any of your are interested, this years awards will take place at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, 4400 Lister Street, Port Charlotte. At 5:30.

The cost is $40.00 per person and can be paid by check made out and mailed to Arts & Humanities Council, or by calling the office between 8am-3pm with a credit card, or stop by their office with cash, check or credit card.  If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to give them a call. 

Paul Holmes
 Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County

2702 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL.  33952
Ph: 941-764-8100
Fx: 941-764-8101

Monday, May 19, 2014

Creative Writing Award

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The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for established and emerging writers to showcase their poetry and short fiction to an international audience. 

Prizes include publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, a compelling anthology of new writing loved by audiences internationally; £500 prize money for each category winner; editorial coverage for a selection of finalists on the Aesthetica Blog and a selection of books.

Entry is £10 and the deadline to submit is 31 August 2014. One entry permits the submission of two works into any one category. Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words each and poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines each. Both short fiction and poetry entries should be written in English. Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted

For more information and to enter visit

Looking for literary inspiration? CLICK HERE to pick up a copy of the latest Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual.


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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Thanks to Paul Holmes - Great Information for Writers

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I thought perhaps members of this list would be interested in this website from author Hope Clark  Hope compiles info on grants, contests, and other publicity for authors. Lot's of good ideas here.

Nancy J. Tobin
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Friday, May 2, 2014

Call for Help - Charlotte Harbor Writers

Hi Fellow writers.

Do you know how much the Arts & Humanities Council help the Charlotte Harbor Writers?
Do you remember when we were going to have to cancel our annual picnic because there was a $200 insurance policy to pay for?
Well it was the Arts & Humanities Council who took us under their wing and covered us with their insurance. We owe them!
You probably wont remember how long we tried to start 'Writer's Read', but again the libraries needed us to be insured.  Again the Arts & Humanities Council
Came to our rescue. Now we have a twelve month contract with Punta Gorda library.  We owe them!
Next February, with their help we will stage the Charlotte Harbor Book Festival.  Trust me I can't do it on my own. 
So how can you help.
Well for the twenty four hours starting at Noon on the 6th May until Noon on the 7th May we have a simple chance to show our gratitude and help them .
It is called the 2014 Giving Challenge
Local foundations in Southwest Florida are contributing $675,000 in matching dollars and grant incentives to help Not For Profits in the same area.
Many local Not For Profits will work hard during the twenty four hour period to receive some of this money.
The  2014 Giving Challenge will match all donations given by people like us to each Not For Profits during the 24 hour challenge, ( until the money .runs out).  There is also extra money for things like, 'who gets the greatest number of donations', and other fun stuff.
Promptly at Noon on the 6th May! (not before) go to select the box in the top right hand corner of the home page, and search for Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County, then follow instructions to make a donation.  Show them that we thank them for all that they do, mostly behind the scenes and often without a thank you!
If you have friends who appreciate or take part in the local arts, post this message on your face book page. Every little counts.
Lets show them that we appreciate what they do and are grateful.
Paul Holmes. The volunteer who brings you the Charlotte Harbor Writers every day, thanks to the  Arts & Humanities Council.