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Upcoming Meetings: 6-8 pm

May 8, 2019 -  Share a short story or poem about a member of your family. Max 250 words. Can be fiction or non-fiction

June 12, 2019 - Marco Writers 8th Anniversary Party.  Location to be announced. Separate tabs.

July 10, 2019 - Resources to Help Writers - come and share or learn about the best resources to help writers with craft, marketing, social media, technology tips, and more.

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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.
Motto:    We are writers helping writers.
  • 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


Beginning in June, we will be meeting at the community center at Mackle Park.

1361 Andalusia Terrace. ( turn off Heathwood by the Marco library)

For the months of June and July, we will be meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m.

No Meeting in September

Beginning in October 2018, we will be back to our normal hours of 6-8 p.m.

Contact Information:

2018 President: JoanneTailele


or webmaster, Joanne Tailele 239-784-2637


Writers Helping Writers

Marco Island Writers attend the River Meets the Peace Writers Conference, Port Charlotte, FL

Saturday, April 13, 2019  Left to right:  Pauline Hayton, Jenny Weckelman, Joanne Tailele, Linda Walker, Don Fedor, Pam Fisher, Mershon Neisner, Virginia Read.

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Shannon Clarke raised a family and worked waterfront jobs in America’s oldest seaport. Her childhood dream to become a sea captain is revived when her long-lost seafaring uncle Patrick visits with a salty tale of their maritime family ancestry of pirates and privateers. He shares recovered family letters and artifacts from the Golden Age of Piracy. They take to the sea in Patrick’s brigantine to follow the siren song of their ancestors in quest of destiny, truth and treasure. The voyage is fraught with raw forces of nature, past traumas and present day sea robbers, as their talents and beliefs of family, identity and purpose are shaken to the core.  The brutal murder of Jennifer Rice.  The evidence: DNA found at the scene, DNA that belongs to a man long thought dead, and a shadowy fifty-year-old photograph of a woman holding a baby taken at a nearby farm.