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There will NOT be a meeting in October 2019, as the third Thursday in October is the first day of the FWA Conference.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mini-Conference and Multi-Genre Author Book Signing

Writer's Nest Mini-Conference

Where: Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32701-5297
Telephone: 407-830-1985

When: April 30th from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $89 for FWA members
$109 for non-FWA members
$54.50 for non-member guest**

All-Day Workshops
Morning Workshops
Afternoon Workshops
Faculty who teach half-day workshops are available for 15-minute appointments when not teaching. Appointments are $25. All-day faculty will not be available for appointments.

** Available to members only. Bring a guest who isn’t a member of FWA, and your friend gets in at half the non-member price. You must include your non-member guest when you register for the mini-conference in order to qualify for this special pricing
Includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks

FWA Multi-Genre Book Signing Event (the day after Mini-Conference)

Where: Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32701-5297
Telephone: 407-830-1985
When: May 1st from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: General admission is free

Readers, come and learn about different authors, and purchase signed books. You may discover a few you have never read as well as some of your favorites.
Why go to this signing?
  • 50 authors for you to meet and learn about their books
  • “Author Bingo” allows you to mingle and get the chance to win a prize
  • VIP readers can attend a brunch with all the authors
  • 4 hours of fun to buy books and support Indie authors
  • So many genres represented, from children’s to romance and everything in between
What are you waiting for? Add it to your calendar now!
General admission is absolutely free.
But if you want more perks, become a VIP Reader, and enjoy a brunch with the authors, get into the signing early, and grab some raffle tickets for cool prizes!
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General Admission is Free! Enjoy meeting the authors from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
While general admission is free, we would appreciate it if you’d click here to email and let us know you’re coming.
VIP Reader
Fee: $50 Includes:
  • Brunch with the authors from 10:00 AM – Noon
  • Early admission to the book signing room, 12:30 PM (30 minutes before the general public)
  • Two raffle tickets for prizes awarded throughout the day

Writers Picnic for All Pinellas County Writers

Local writers in Pinellas County, come out to the annual Writers Picnic! Meet and mingle with other local writers and enjoy a meal and and afternoon at Taylor Park.

What: Annual George Ewing & Diane Marcou Memorial Writers Picnic

When: Sunday, April 17, from about 10 am to 4 pm 

Where: Taylor Park, 1100 8th Avenue SW,  Largo, in Covered Pavilion #5 or possibly #6. (They share a parking lot, on on each side of the lot.
Look for the banners of the sponsoring clubs).

Who: All Pinellas County writers are invited including families

Sponsors: Event is co-sponsored by BAPWG, the St. Pete Writers Club (SPWC),
Pinellas Writers and David Edmonds for the Tarpon Springs Fiction Writers Group.
However the event  is open to  ALL Pinellas writers.
What to Bring:
Please bring a finger food entree, side dish, appetizer, salad or dessert to share.
The sponsoring clubs will provide hotdogs, buns, and condiments,
and of course plates, cups, and plastic utensils.