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“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 proof copy is in final review and we expect it to be ready at our December meeting. 🤞 Of course, if you submitted, you will receive a paperback copy at no charge.
The Space Coast Writers' Guild's last meeting of 2020 will be at 1:00 PM. December 19, 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 doors, then turn left and go all the way up. The view of the Indian River Lagoon is spectacular from this room!
Award-winning local author and SCWG member Jay Heavner will present A Writer's Journey, detailing his evolution as an author.
Jay is an award-winning author of eight books, four in the Braddock's Gold Mystery series, and four in the Florida Murder Mystery Novel series. He has always been a storyteller. It used to get him in trouble when he was young, but now people keep asking him for more.
Recently retired, he spends his time between homes in the beautiful West Virginia hills and the flatlands of 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.
Dear SCWG members,
We have had five hybrid meetings, consisting of in-person and livestream—July, August, September, October, and November. Seventeen members attended November's meeting, and we gained two new members!
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.