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.
The next meeting of the Space Coast Writers' Guild will be January 16, 2021, at 1 PM, at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935. We continue to meet at the north end of the main library. Enter through the main doors, go toward the picture windows, turn left, and go all the way to the end. The view of the Indian River Lagoon is spectacular from this room!
SCWG member and two-time Don Argo Award winner Linda Zern, will present Character Development and Relatability. This will be a hands-on workshop, so be prepared to participate.
"Born in Florida, raised on sunshine and bug spray, I read every cereal box I could find and every book I could get my hands on, and when other people's books ran out, I started writing my own."
Linda lives, works, and dreams in Central Florida.
For our members at home, we will livestream. Go to
https://www.facebook.com/writers.guild.1 for this service.
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.
“Cities breaking and people shaking” were popular lyrics nearly fifty years ago and yet describe the struggle for SURVIVAL we face in our communities today. Yes, there are still wars between nations, fights between groups, struggles between neighbors, and turmoil over economic imbalances, and the disease COVID-19 has overtaken all of the world’s hospitals and our minds. Written amidst the chaos caused by this new virus, these stories tell of challenges faced by a resilient humanity and the pain those challenges cause. They tell the tales of how we respond to attacks on our security and confidence with courage, innovation, friendship, and empathy. Inspiring, fervent, and at times humorous, this SURVIVAL collection by Florida authors shows over and over how we suffer pain and endure grief to rise above all with our lives—scarred but triumphant. We are Survivors!
Survival, The Space Coast Writers' Guild 2020 Anthology, has been released and is available for purchase and download on Kindle. The paperback has been proofed and released! It will be available at our December 19 meeting. Of course, if you submitted, you will receive a paperback copy at no charge.
Dear SCWG members,
SCWG's 2020 ended with a bang! We have now had six hybrid meetings, in-person and livestream—July, August, September, October, November, and December. Twenty members attended December's meeting, and we gained another two new members! We're rocking and rolling, and tumbling into 2021 with the hope of increasing our in-person attendance and adding to our membership rolls.
My goal is to transition to totally in-person meetings as soon as the Eau Gallie Library staff allow. Once we do that, we will phase out the livestreaming. I anticipate an overlap of in-person and livestreaming, but eventually the livestreaming will go away. However, for the time being, we will continue the hybrid method.
President, Space Coast Writers’ Guild
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.