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.

Online writing workshops

scheduled for upcoming months

The Suncoast

Writers Guild, Inc.


   The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa has announced its summer workshops, The Power of the Pen.

   There are two sessions: 5/15-7/3 and 7/17-9/5.

   These online courses are FREE and engage writers from around the globe--you could be one of them. You can view the week's lesson on your own schedule and participate in the class discussion online.

   Readings are provided. Here's a sneak preview:...

INKLINGS 2016, a publication of works by Suncoast Writers Guild members, is now available at

The Guild's History

Useful website links

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