Please stay tuned right here for announcements on our anthology for 2020, Survival! This has been an overwhelming success! We had 45 submissions from 31 entrants, an overwhelming response! Fourteen people sent 2 entries. Now comes the daunting task of poring over all the entries, editing and proofreading—all the tedious work. The SCWG Board is doing their best to have it in your hands by Christmas. Remember, if you submitted, you will receive a paperback copy at no charge.
This has been a particularly demanding year for survival, as Merriam Webster's online dictionary describes, to continue to function or prosper despite….
Unrest in the streets. Shootings and killings in many of our larger cities. Military conflicts overseas winding down and troops coming home. American astronauts test flying a brand-new spacecraft, heralding the United States’ return to launching humans from native soil. And, of course, the biggie for this year, Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19 as it’s commonly referred to.
These are not the only agents of survival. We all survive incidents daily—some that we’re aware of, and others not so much.
The next in-person meeting of the Space Coast Writers' Guild will be at 1:00 PM. November 21, 2020 at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935. We will meet at the north end of the main library room: Enter through the main entry doors, then turn left. The view of the Indian River Lagoon is spectacular from this room!
For our members at home, we will livestream. Details on how to access the livestream will be coming soon. Keep checking back here.
The speaker for our November meeting has not yet been decided upon. Please check back here often, and keep an eye out for Joanne's emails.
Note: if you are unwell, or if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you are still uncomfortable attending this meeting, PLEASE STAY HOME and attend the Virtual Meeting.
DL Havlin, author and speaker
Dear SCWG members,
We have had four hybrid meetings, consisting of in-person and livestreamed--July, August, September, and October. There have been some glitches in the livestreaming, but we're getting through it. September's meeting was done with Facebook Rooms. It went better than August, but there were some issues with the audio and with the presentation. October will be better, with DL Havlin presenting remotely from his Florida residence. (Please see the announcement, above.)
During this COVID-19 situation, I have chosen to pay attention only to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Johns Hopkins University (a teaching and research facility), President Trump, and Governor DeSantis. We will abide by their recommendations.
All of these sources have been recommending caution, especially with at-risk persons. We are still in a declared National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak. In it, among other things, the President urged the cancelation of events involving groups of people, and urged “social distancing.”
PLEASE! DO NOT MAKE CRITICAL HEALTH DECISIONS BASED ON POLITICAL SPEECHES OR SOCIAL MEDIA!
President, Space Coast Writers’ Guild
Welcome to the Space Coast Writers' Guild, Inc., dedicated to encouraging, instructing, and developing writers of all genres. If this is your first visit, please take a moment to explore all we have to offer.
Transforming wishes into reality and ideas into words, we offer a variety of programs and speakers at our monthly meetings.
You'll have an opportunity to work with others who are dealing with deadlines, characters who won't cooperate, rejections, re-writes, contract dilemmas, unresponsive editors, and agent searches.
Whether you have been published for years and in several different languages, or are pre-published and hoping, the Guild has something for you!
The Guild meets on the third Saturday of each month at 1 PM at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne, Florida 32935.
Meetings begin with a brief business meeting, including announcements, welcome of new members, introduction of the Board members, and treasurer's report. A presentation of some aspect of writing, by our monthly speaker, follows.
For the duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic, refreshments will not be provided, and social distancing will be enforced.