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The Guild's History


** 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.

   ** Writers Atelier 2nd Annual Writers Contest.  3,000—5000 words. Theme:  Interruptions.   $8 Entry.

Prize: $100 and publication as a “WA Shorts” E-book.
Contest deadline is Dec. 31, 2018.

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The Suncoast

Writers Guild, Inc.

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

Coming Soon: INKLINGS 2018