A Poetry Anthology: Space Coast Writers' Guild announces its first ever poetry anthology, Reflections. Each participant may submit up to two poems. Full rules and guidelines are available here.
Entry is free to Space Coast Writers’ Guild members. Not a SCWG member? No problem! Submit your work, along with a $40 non-refundable entry fee, and you’re in. Plus, you get one full year of membership in the Guild and your entry earns you one free paperback copy of the published anthology.
To join the Space Coast Writers’ Guild, go to www.scwg.org – home page, scroll down to the JOIN SCWG button. Entry deadline is September 18, 2021.
Joanne Fisher just received a great review of her book, Magnolia Plantation. Some time back, she ran across professional book critic Gary Roen, who agreed to review Joanne's book. Gary published his review today, on Gary Roen's Bookshelf at Midwest Book Review. See the review at MBR: MBR Bookwatch, June 2021 (midwestbookreview.com). Let's give Joanne a big High Five!!
This weekend, we're in Cocoa Village again, at the Arts & Crafts Festival. Come join Jay Heavner and Joanne Fisher. We're across the street from Ryan's Pub and right next to the purple Metro by T-Mobile canopy.
The Guild held its Annual Business Meeting on April 17. Per SCWG Bylaws, the membership elects the Board of Directors at the meeting. Immediately after the meeting, the newly-elected Board met to choose the Executive Committee, consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The results are as follows:
President: Joanne Fisher
Vice President: Christopher (Kit) Adams
Secretary: Heather Montgomery
Treasurer: James Nelson
Director-at-Large: Ashley McGrath
Director-at-Large: Patricia (Pat) Aylward
The Guild thanks Cindy Foley for all her years of service, and the tremendous assistance she provided to President Joanne Fisher during her first term as President. The Guild also thanks Robbie Konczynski for his dedicated service, and the guidance he provided during his tenure.
Finally, we welcome Ashley and Pat as new Board members.
On April 3, a scaled-down display of SCWG anthologies and members' books was set up at the Franklin T. DeGroodt Library. The Guild is setting up monthly displays at county libraries. If you would like your book to be featured in a display, or if you would like to set up a display in your local library, please contact us here. (4/3/21)
Franklin T. DeGroodt
Our president Joanne Fisher, Jay Heavner, and Jessica Broyles all had booths at the festival. Everyone sold books and interacted with readers, and it seems to have been a success. If you couldn't be there, you were missed. If you want to sell books, this is a good venue to do so, and to get the Guild known in the community. The next one will be in November. Stay tuned! (3/27/21)
Fox Lake Spring Festival of Crafts 2021
Our President, Joanne Fisher, was contacted by the Palm Bay Public Library, 1520 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, and asked if the Guild would be interested in being showcased in the library's display case. Of course, Joanne jumped on the opportunity, placing many books from the Guild and members into the display case. Please visit the display, which runs from now until the end of February.
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