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 Not only Pine Islanders came, but published and unpublished writers from the surrounding area joined.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.
Pine Island Writers moved their meeting place again, this time to St. John’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall in St. James City. They continued to meet there until 2020, when they switched to online Zoom meetings due to the pandemic.