Gwen DeCrow, Founder / Past President
Joanne Tailele, President
Betsy Perrdichizzi, Member-at-Large,
Rich Goldhaber, Farmer's Market
Jennie Weckelman, Secretary
Webmaster, and Newsletter
We’re committed to making this the best networking
and resource for all our local writers.
Presenting our 2020 staff:
President: Joanne Tailele Secretary: Jennie Weckelman
Vice President: Michael Meguid Treasurers: Connie Gaertner, Betsy Perdichizzi
Farmers Market: Richard Goldhaber Anthology: Elisabeth Noyes
Young Writers: Elisabeth Noyes Webmaster: Joanne Tailele
Members at Large: Dolores Burton and Betsy Perdichizzi
Beginning in June 2018, MIW will meet the second Wednesday of every month from 6-8 p.m. at the Mackle Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island. Current membership exceeds 75 members of all skill levels and genres. First-time visitors are always welcome and always FREE.
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 hour starts with new announcements, followed by a speaker or a workshop. Speakers may be local authors, publicists, or editors. The second hour varies. Sometimes we do Flash Fiction from a prompt. Sometimes authors share their work, and sometimes we break into small groups to discuss topics or critiques.
We encourage writers of all genres and skill levels to join us. Whether you only have a bright idea for the next great American novel, or if you are already a published author, we believe you will find a home here among other writers that share your 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 editing and re-writes (and re-writes) and publication, we are here for you all the way. Come and join us. Annual Membership $50.00 per year. Family memberships are $75.00. Please contact email@example.com for details or download the application here. Half-year memberships are available after June 1st.
Published books featured on our website and SquareUp Online store. Non-published or published short stories and poetry posted on a rotation basis on our website. Entry to all meetings plus free or discounted fees to all special events. Member of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. Reciprocity with Gulf Coast and Pine Island Writers for all events and meetings Included in mass e-newsletter Special notices to members only. Door Entry. First Time Visitors are always FREE. Returning guests may pay $10.00 at the door to attend all meetings without buying a membership.
We look forward to growing as an organization and giving back to the community through our books and sponsorship of college students with an interest in writing.
Meetings always 2nd Wednesday of the month 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mackle Park Community Center; 1361 Andalusia Terrace
Marco Island, FL 34145
Anthology, Young Writers,
Past President 2016, 2017
Connie Gaertner, Treasurer
Joanne Tailele, President
Dolores Burton, Member-at-Large
Michael Meguid, Vice President