INKLINGS 2017, a publication of works by Suncoast Writers Guild members, is now available at www.Amazon.com.
News of members
The Guild's History
* Darienne Oaks’ short story " Two Violins" was published in the April 2018 issue of Cricket Magazine, a subscription magazine for readers ages 9-14.
* Ann Favreau’s “Water Is My Muse" will be published in the Florida Writers Association’s 2018 Collection..
* Jim Kelly mentors 5th-grade poets at Englewood Elementary School. Recently Lina Descrescenzo and Harry Barnes attended an awards ceremony at the school. First-, second-, and third-place winners were presented with ribbons and gift cards. Each of the winning poets and those who received honorable mention were awarded a certificate. Poets and their teachers received a copy of Englewood Elementary School Poetry 2018, a booklet published by our guild.
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.
Free online writing course
The next free Iowa Writing Program's massive open online course (MOOC) begins July 15, and enrollment is open now.
Sessions run July 15 - Aug. 31, but the course site will remain open until Sept. 15. You may take the course at your own pace during that window of time.
Check it out at https://iowa.novoed.com/moving-the-margins
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