The Suncoast

Writers Guild, Inc.

INKLINGS 2017, a publication of works by Suncoast Writers Guild members, is now available at

Coming Soon: INKLINGS 2018

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The Guild's History

By Kate Nixon

   It was an honor to compile this history of the Suncoast Writers Guild.

   When I volunteered to write it, I did not have a plan as  to the final form. But when I began the research, a shape and a possible format materialized.      

   My plan was to:
a) provide an early history of the guild and its members;
b) recognize those who guided the guild through its growth and their written work;
c) capture the writings and contributions of the present membership;
d) summarize with a timeline that showcased the guild and its members each year. Since we have been gifted with many prolific writers through the past 25 years, I decided to spotlight a
member’s first publication in the timeline.
   Thanks to past and present members who have shared their memories and experiences.
You made this history happen. Though it is in no way complete, I offer this work as a glimpse
into the Guild-past, present, and future.


** We welcome our new President Harry Barnes, Vice President Gloria Arthur, returning Secretary Eileen Collins and returning (for a time) Treasurer Lina Decrescenzo, who were installed Dec. 1 during our annual Christmas luncheon.

** Our board has set aside a table, tent and chairs for our Suncoast Writers Guild during the Venice Book Fair on March 16. We will be looking for published authors from our group to man the table two at a time to display their books.

   This event features presentations on the 15th to help writers improve their skills and sell their books. On Saturday, the 16th, the Fair is open to the public. There is no admission charge.
   If you have published a book, you may volunteer to be at our table in 2-hour increments and you may display and sell your book during those 2 hours. Inklings 2018 will also be on display and available for sale. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for signing up is Jan. 5, - contact Lina Decrescenzo at to sign up.