Our Vision

It is the vision of Pine Island Writers to promote and develop the art of writing and the joy of reading among the residents of Pine Island and the surrounding vicinity. We welcome writers of all skills and genre to our meetings to share their current work.

Mission Statement

To encourage writers of all genres, abilities, and experience by critiquing in a gentle and positive manner, to educate about the interactive art of the written word, to promote a pride of community through the craft of writing, and to produce and manage occasional publications.

History of Pine Island Writers

In the late 1990's, a few friends came together to discuss how they could improve their writing skills. Word spread quickly on the island and by 2000 the group was too large to continue to meet in each other's homes.

A generous member volunteered her office in the industrial park as a meeting place. An ad was place in the Eagle and before long there were 20-25 participates at the Monday night gatherings. Not only Pine Islanders came, but published and unpublished writers from the surrounding area joined.

It was time to form an organization with the aim of providing support to those wishing to pursue and improve the craft of writing. In 2004, Pine Island Writers became a non-profit community based organization.

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Pine Island Writers

PO Box 266
Matlacha, FL 33993

Board of Directors

Gail C. Berreitter - President
Alice Melzer - Vice President
Christine Prestella- Secretary
Ed Zettle - Treasurer
Kelly O'Sullivan - Member-at-Larg


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