Joanne Tailele, President& Chief CookBottleWasher
Dr. Michael Meguid, VP
& Anthology Chair
Dr. Dolores Burton,
Young Writers Chair
Founder / Past President
Paulene Hayton, Treasurer
Farmer's Market Chair
Secretary, Webmaster, & Newsletter Editor
We are committed to making MIW the best networking and resource for all our local writers. Our main focus is to network with other writers and authors, support each other in our writing endeavors, and grow in our craft. Meetings are typically broken into two segments. The first, brief part is club business & announcements. The second part can be a speaker, workshop or both. Speakers might be local authors, publicists, lawyers, or editors. Sometimes we do Flash Fictionfrom a prompt, authors may read their work, or we break into small groups to discuss topics or critiques.
We encourage writers of all genres and skill levels to join us. Whether they only have a bright idea for the next great American novel, or if are already a published author, we believe each will find a home here among other writers that share the passion for the written word. Together, we can work through the ever-changing maze of our industry. From the creative stages of writing to the grueling part of the editing, re-writes (and re-writes), and publication, we are here for you all the way. Come and join us. Annual Membership $57.00 per year, $55 if you pay by check. Family memberships are $85.00. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details or download the application here. Half-year memberships are available after June 1st.
Members published books are featured on our website with non-published or published short stories and poetry also posted there on a rotation basis. Members enjoy entry to all meetings plus free or discounted fees to all special events. MIW is a member of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. & all of our members enjoy Reciprocity with Gulf Coast and Pine Island Writers for all events and meetings. MIW publishes a newsletter once a month to Members, free, and a MINIMIZED version to nearly 200 guests to generate publicity. First Time Visitors are always FREE at our meetings. Returning guests must pay $10.00 at the door for each meeting.
We look forward to growing as an organization and giving back to the community through our books and sponsorship of students with an interest in writing.