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Marco Island Writers      

Who We Are

Established June, 2011
Mission Statement:   To gather writers from all genres and skill levels to help one another improve their craft
by sharing information and inspiration regarding writing or publishing for fun or profit.
Tag Line:    We are writers helping writers.
2014-15 Strategy:
  • Networking and support of our members in the craft of writing

  • Writing workshops – among ourselves & with writer coaches

  • Critique Sessions (Read and Recommend), Flash Fiction, Technology Tips 

  • Annual AuthorFest -- writers helping writers to reach readers

Where we meet: Marco Center for the Arts 1010 Winterbery Dr., Marco Island

When we meet: Always the 2nd Wednesday of the month, year round

Time : Sign and social 5:30 p.m.  Meetings 6-8 p.m.

Contact Information:

2016 President: Elisabeth Noyes 239-394-5856


or webmaster, Joanne Tailele 239-784-2637


Not a member?  Click here for application.   

Writers Helping Writers



Next Meeting -  Wed. February 8, 5:30-8:00 pm 

Set in Civil War times, near Monterey, California, and on the war fields of Virginia, "Beneath a Crescent Moon", is an historical romance that tells the love story of Renalso Kilpatrick and Elizabeth Brandt. It also tells the story of McKeon, who goes to war with his friend and is terribly wounded; and Jason Clark, a young Southern boy who goes to war to avenge his brother's death and comes out a scarred young man. It is a story of love, friendship, war and tenacity. It is a story of survival. 

Publishing Panel - Ask those in the know. The panel will consist of authors who have published through various types of publication; traditional publisher, Self-published, Indie publisher, and Pay-to-Publish small press. This is your chance to ask the questions you need to know to make the right decision for your next publication.

Guest panelist,  Pamela Hearson, will share her journey through traditional publishing, from querying to book deal. She has published with both Harlequin and Kensington Press.   Also on the panel will be Jane Levine, Traditional publishing; Praeger Publishing (1999) and Wiley Press (2003) as well as Pay-to Publish with IUniverse (2000) and Indie published with Lulu Press (2010),  Connie Gaertner, Pay-to Publish with IUniverse,  Joanne Tailele, Pay-to-Publish with Outskirts Press and Indie published with Create Space and Pauline Hayton, Indie published with Create Space.

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