Covid Note: The information below, about how and where we meet, was written before 2020 and Covid, which caused us, like everyone else, to have to re-think how we could continue to meet safely. Since April 2020 we have held virtual meetings on Zoom, which have been highly successful. If you would like to join us on Zoom as a visitor please use the contact information on our Contact page and we will arrange to send you the link on the Saturday you choose. We hope that we will be able to meet back in person in the near future but we will only do that when we all judge it to be safe enough to do so. We will announce the decision to return to the Eau Gallie library here and on our Facebook page.
Scribblers of Brevard is a long-standing writers’ club based in the Eau Gallie Library, Melbourne, Florida; a place where writers meet to read their work and share encouragement, inspiration and advice with fellow writers. We strive to provide helpful critiques and improve our craft through the sharing of information and experiences.
Our members include novices and published authors alike, who write in all styles, forms and genres (prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction) and we welcome anyone who has an interest in writing.
We meet every second and fourth Saturday (except for November and December) at the Eau Gallie Public Library on Pineapple Ave. We gather at 9:30 a.m. for coffee, food and socialising, after which our meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and usually runs until 11:45 a.m.
Meetings are devoted primarily to the reading aloud of writers’ work (excerpts, complete work, present or past) which is critiqued by members in positive, appropriate, relevant and informed ways. The aim of the critiques is to affirm the best aspects of the work and offer helpful advice and suggestions for improvement. Members can sign up to read at the next meeting but this is not obligatory.
The closing section of our meetings is devoted to other business, which includes the usual minutes and treasurers’ report etc. but we also discuss recommended books and films, and share information about local writing events and local, national and international competitions.
We publish an annual anthology of the best of our work, entitled Driftwood and we are excited to announce that we plan for the 2021 anthology to be available via Amazon and Kindle.
If you would like to join us in 2021 please feel free to drop in to any meeting. You will be made most welcome. You can try us out a couple of times before deciding if you want to join us as a member. The Membership Fee is annual and very modest. It includes attendance to the annual Luncheon. When you join, we will add you to our mailing list so that you can be kept informed of upcoming meetings. If you follow this web site and ‘Like’ our Facebook page, you will receive additional helpful notifications via those routes.
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