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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Writers Collaborative Workshop
Naples Center

July 5, 12, 19, 26

This course is open to all writers who wish to grow and further their understanding of all aspects of the writing process: from early sketching and brainstorming, through the drafting and revising process, to copy-editing and publishing. Since audience is one of the most important aspects of writing, you will have an opportunity to share the content of your work with like-minded, aspiring authors in a constructive, acceptance-oriented, creative and vibrant writing group in search of effective writing methodologies.

This class welcomes whatever you are writing or want to write – memoir, stories, novel or poems – for input, guidance and discussion. 

Instructor: Lisa Wroble

Register Here

Please bring your writing samples to the first class.

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Writers Helping Writers' (Used to be Writer's Read)
Punta Gorda Library
West Henry Street
Punta Gorda, FL

First Tuesdays of each month
11 am to 1 pm

The authors attending the meeting may provide several copies of their work in progress to be reviewed for feedback. Depending on the number of attendees, each writer has a ten-minute slot to read their story/poem followed by a five-minute discussion period. This group gives a writer the opportunity to read their work aloud. We gather to help each other improve our work. 

Several of us are self-published and can give tips on going that route. Some are published by a small press. We are happy to share our experiences. 

All writers are invited to participate no matter what level. Doesn’t matter if you’re simply thinking about writing and want to attend to get a feel for what transpires at a meeting. Those of us who have been attending for years are happy to share our experiences and encourage others not to give up.

Thanks to the Charlotte Arts and the county library there is no charge for attending the meeting and you don't have to be a member of anything.  You just have to want to write something.

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Historical Lectures (3)
By Tom Williams

Florida Gulf Coast University Renaissance Academy
117 Herald Court, Suite 211
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Lectures will last about an hour or so and be an historical presentation of subjects from his books. Three events of the 20
th Century that in their own way shaped the world in which we live today. The schedule is as follows:

HC1826, The Age of Flying Boats, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:30am
HC1827, Naval Warfare during World War I, Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:30am

HC1828, CAT: The Secret Airline of the CIA, Tuesday, August 7 at 10:00am to 11:30am
Register online at 
or call (941)505-0130

The lecture includes vintage videos and slides that bring the subjects to life in all their glory and in some cases also presents the scope of the human tragedies that surrounded these subjects. The 20th Century was a period of enormous technological leaps forward but sadly also a century of almost unspeakable destruction.

Stop by and look back at a century where many most of their life. Remember duck and cover! Feel free to pass this information onto anyone who you think might have an interest in these subjects.

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Pine Island Writers


Board of Directors

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


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