Welcome to the Space Coast Writers' Guild, dedicated to encouraging, instructing and developing writers of all genres. We're all about writers and writing, transforming wishes into reality, ideas into words.
We offer a variety of programs and speakers at our monthly meetings, along with an opportunity to meet others who are dealing with deadlines, characters who won't cooperate, rejections, re-writes, contract dilemmas, unresponsive editors, and agent searches. Whether you have published for years and in several different languages, or are pre-published and hoping, the Guild has something for you. If this is your first visit, please take a moment to explore all we have to offer from the menus above.
The Main Meetings of the Guild are held the third Saturday of each month at 1 pm. at the West Melbourne Public Library* at 2755 Wingate Boulevard (directions). Meetings begin with a brief business meeting with announcements, welcome of new members, introduction of the Board members and treasurer's report, followed by a presentation of some aspect of writing by our monthly speaker. Following the speaker, there is a time for socializing and book signings.
|8/16/2014: ||August General Meeting: Scott Tilley, "Writing About the STEM of FRINGE" (more...)
|9/20/2014: ||September General Meeting: Tauhida Parveen, "Collaborative Writing"|
|10/18/2014: ||October General Meeting: Mia Crews & Karlene Conroy, Florida Writers Association. Topic: TBA|
|11/15/2014: ||November General Meeting: David Clark "The Elements of Fiction"|
"The popular TV show FRINGE featured fantastical stories that included time travel, parallel universes, and genetic engineering. I'm using these stories in a forthcoming public lecture to illustrate the importance -- and the fun! -- of studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in school and for society in general. In preparation for the lecture I've been using my weekly newspaper column to focus on specific STEM topics, such as robots, artificial evolution, and teleportation. In this talk, I'll go over some of the challenges inherent in writing about such complex issues for a wide audience, and how I use popular fiction to make the concepts relevant to the reader."
*According to requirements of the American Disability Act (ADA), organizations using library meeting rooms may be required to provide special accommodations for those citizens requesting assistance within 48 hours of the scheduled meeting time. Organizations are required to provide hearing devices and/or make special arrangements at the citizenís request.