Upcoming Speakers and Events

Location of all events: St. John’s Episcopal Church, Fellowship Hall. 7771 Stringfellow Rd. Pine Island.  See link on website for map and directions.
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Work of Water Reading by Teresa Falsani
Florida Southwestern State College
Charlotte Campus (in the breezeway)
26300 Airport Road
Punta Gorda,FL

Wednesday​, April 18th
12:30 P.M.

Terry is one of the featured authors in "Three Poets:  Three Journeys", recently published by Peace River Press.  She is a two-time winner of both the Peace River Center for Writers (Florida) and Lake Superior Writers (Minnesota) contests for her poetry and drama.  She recently won 1st Prize for poetry in the Gulf Coast Writers Association 2016 contest (Fort Myers, Florida).  She has taught English literature, drama and creative writing in college and secondary school.

Her writing has appeared in Dust and Fire (Bemidji, MN State University), Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude (Holy Cow! Press, Minnesota), Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior (Holy Cow! Press, Minnesota), Migrations: Poetry and Prose for Life’s Transitions (Wildwood River Press, Minnesota), Swimming the River (Peace River Center for Writers at Florida Southwestern State College) and several other anthologies and journals.

Copies of "Three Poets" will be available for sale before and after the reading.  This event is free and open to the public.

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Craft Short Fiction Prize
Deadline, April 30, 2018
Judge: Jim Shepard

Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels, including most recently The Book of Aron, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Achievement in Jewish Literature from the American Library Association and the PEN/New England Award for fiction, and five story collections, including his new collection, The World To Come. Five of his short stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories, two for the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and one for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at Williams College.

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      Gulf Coast Writers
      Saturday, April 21
      10am to 12 noon

      Zion Lutheran Church
      7401 Winkler Rd.
      Ft Myers, FL 33919

      Networking and admission are always free for first time guests, and as members of the Pine Island Writers you are members of this organization as well.  Come hang out as they celebrate the winners of their 2017 Annual Writing Contest.

      For more info find us at 
      Gulfwriters.org or call 770-906-7885.  

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      The Writers Open Workshop of prose and poetry will be held on Friday, April 27th, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. in Room D-203 at Florida SouthWestern State College, Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda.  There is no charge.  This workshop is open to the public.  So invite your fellow writers.  The facilitator will be John Pelot.  Writers of all levels are welcome.  Please bring samples of your writing to read or discuss on a flash drive for projection at the workshop or e-mail to JPelot@fsw.edu

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      Pine Island Writers

      PO Box 266
      Matlacha, FL 33993

      Board of Directors

      Chai Voris - President
      Jeff Nilsson - Vice President
      Ed Zettle- Secretary
      Gail Berreitter - Treasurer
      Jim Voris - Member-at-Larg


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