April 2023 - October 2023
The Marco Island Senior Writers Club
A branch of MIW starting next Thursday (April 27th) morning at 10am-11am at the Marco Island Library for writing exercises to sharpen the minds of senior writers.
It will be called The Marco Island Senior Writers Club and we will meet bi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays until October.
Robert Messier is hoping for up to a dozen writers per group. Contact him at email@example.com to join.
The main group of writers will start back up in October at the Art Center. Robert is facilitating and filling the gap to keep writers writing, if only for fun and mental challenges until October. No dues or fees. You are welcome to join us. Just bring a notebook, pens and your imagination for exercises like Flash Fiction, Group Short Stories and maybe some poetry. This sub-group is focusing on the senior writers to stay active and sharp. Robert is a very old school writer and will mix different writing genres to keep things fun and challenging. He wants writers to move past their comfort zones, to adjust to changing publisher needs.
Girl Up Summer Writer's Workshop
Volunteers of MIW participated last summer for the Girls Up Summer Writer's Workshop and we hope to recruit a younger generation to our club.
Last summer Barbara Malta and Ruth Johaningsmeir listened to samples of the girls’ writing based on the theme “jealousy,” and then shared her own struggles with developing a personal writing style, expanding ideas and most importantly, editing.
Founded by the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up is a movement to advance girls’ skills, rights, and opportunities to be leaders.
The Manatee Middle School group is led by teacher.
The Marco Island Critique Group
A branch of MIW meets two Fridays a month (April 28th) at 10am-noon at the Marco Island Library for writing critique. We review 4 double-spaced pages in advance and then discuss the pieces with the group. Please request more information when completing the membership form.
NEW MEMBERS WANTED