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 Garrett's Run Condo Association Clubhouse, 7900 Greenboro Drive in West Melbourne (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.
|1/20: ||January General Meeting: "Driving the Perfect Story" - The Elements of Fiction - Fay Lamb, Author, Acquisition Editor, Freelance Editor|
|2/17: ||February General Meeting: Robbie Cox - "Books Don't Sell Themselves" - Book Marketing|
|3/17: ||March General Meeting: Ed VonKoenigseck - "Scared to Death" - Preparing to Talk in Public|
|4/21: ||Annual Business meeting: speaker - Dr. Mary Custureri, President of Taylor and Seale Publishing in Daytona, Florida. Dr. Custureri has experience working with students from every academic level as instrucutor, department head and then full time university professor for twelve years. Recognized for her creation of an award-winning Strategies program, she writes books which explain and use her strategies to learn and to teach. A member of the "Who's Who of American Women,""Who's Who in American Education," as well as Delta Kappa Gamma Key Teachers International, Florida Writers Association, The Nastional League of American Pen Women, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, The National Council of Teachers of English, and the International Literacy Association, she has won numerous awards and grants for teaching excellence.|
|4/22: ||Authors for Authors Writers' Conference: Hilton Melbourne Rialto Airport, closing keynote speaker - Scott Tilley PhD, professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, president and founder of the Center for Technology & Society (CTS), president and co-founder of Big Data Florida, vice president of the Space Coast chapter of INCOSE, and a SCWG Fellow|
|5/19: ||May General Meeting: TBA|
|6/16: ||June General Meeting: TBA|
“Novus Annos” Short Story Competition 2018
We’re looking for writers of fiction stories. Think you can write a winning story in 2500 words or less? Enter the Space Coast Writers’ Guild/Brevard Authors’ Society first annual Novus Annos Short Story Competition (Contest).
The rules governing the Contest 2018 can be found here.
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