We are delighted to announce that we are now meeting in person again at the Eau Gallie Library on 1521 Pineapple Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935. Initially, we are holding one meeting a month here, on the second Saturday of every month, and one meeting a month on Zoom, on the fourth Saturday of every month, for those who are still not ready for face-to-face contact. At the library, we keep the chairs well-spaced, and the room has very decent air conditioning. If you want to read your work to us, you can stand at the podium, and you will be a good distance away from your audience. There is a microphone provided so you don’t have to work too hard to project your voice.
Our next meeting, on Saturday July 23rd, will be on Zoom, and we will send all members and interested visitors a link, a short while before the meeting starts, at 9.30 a.m. If you haven’t used Zoom before, and you would like some help with setting it up, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to help.
We have lots of exciting events in the pipeline. Our 2022 writing competition has closed now, and the entries are going through the judging process. We will announce the winners, in the poetry and short story categories, in September, and the anthology will be published in October.
Additionally, we are planning to issue an updated second edition of our Christmas anthology, which will be available on Amazon in time for Christmas presents and stocking fillers. We are also planning to produce something for the Halloween season – more news on that later!!
We are gaining new members all the time and, as more and more people move into this part of Florida, we are keen to make sure that budding and established writers know about us. We are a lively and diverse group, comprised of writers of every level of experience, format and genre, and we concentrate on helping each other to improve our work and make it marketable. A good percentage of our meetings are devoted to readings and feedback, and we’re sociable too. We like to network and we meet up on other occasions for food and good conversation.
To all members, old and new, and to anyone in Brevard County, that has an interest in any style of writing (from professional to complete novice) do join us at our next meeting. We will be delighted to see you there.