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EVERGLADES ENTREPRENEUR EVERGLADES ENTREPRENEUR BARRON GIFT COLLIER Roaring Twenties Tycoon ● Memphis boy who conquered New York ● Creator of his own county in Southwest Florida ● Builder of the Tamiami Trail, owner of popular hotels ● Streetcar advertising mogul during the Roaring Twenties ● NYC Deputy Police Commissioner who moved in high society Local author Marya Repko digs into the life of this amazing man who created a successful advertising business in his home town of Memphis before expanding it in New York. But that was not enough of a challenge so he invested in Florida. He became the largest landowner there, bought hotels, operated a telephone system, published newspapers, and undertook a road-building project across the swamps of the Everglades. At the same time, he was keeping up his New York interests as a civic leader, generous with his creativity and wealth.  



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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.
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


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

Contact Information:

2018 President: JoanneTailele

Email: marcoislandwritersinc@gmail.com

or webmaster, Joanne Tailele 239-784-2637

Email: joanne.tailele@gmail.com

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