The Guild's History
** We welcome our new President Harry Barnes, Vice President Gloria Arthur, Secretary Pam Heady and returning (for a time) Treasurer Lina Decrescenzo.
** 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 have 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.
** Writers on the Air, hosted by Lori (Loretta) Martin, on WKDW, 97.5 fm. All writers are invited to read their stories and meet other writers. Recorded at 3 p.m. Sundays at Common Grounds meeting hall in North Port. Contact WKDW for more information. 941-564-8739.
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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.
INKLINGS 2018, a publication of works by Suncoast Writers Guild members, is now available at www.Amazon.com.