Schedule and Location

Welcome to the Sarasota Writers Group Blog. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Nokomis Fire Station, located just a few blocks south of Albee Road (where Matthews-Currie Ford is located) at Pavonia Road. We are on the west, or bay side, of U.S. 41, by the Fire Station's flashing yellow caution traffic light. If you are coming from the south on US 41, we are just north of Dona Bay. Turn on Pavonia and pull to the far end, or west side, of the firehall. Please do not block the fire doors! We meet in the training room on the far side of the complex. Gathering time: 6:00 pm Meeting called to order: 6:30 pm Ten minute break: 7:50 pm Meeting Finishes at 9:00 pm

Monday, December 10, 2012

Englewood’s Dearborn Street Book Festival

Saturday, February 16, 2013
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pioneer Park on Dearborn Street
(between Mango Bistro & Amherst Train Station)
Pioneer Park 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 - 11:00 am Children’s program
1:00 pm Writing contest winner presentations
Author tables - Information and book sales
Music, food and vendors
To reserve an author table, contact
Diana Harris at 941-474-5837
Writing contest sponsored by the Dearborn Street Book Festival
see bottom for contest entry information
Program partners: Elsie Quirk Library and the Englewood Charlotte Public Library
Program Sponsors: Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library, Friends of the Englewood Charlotte Library, Village Gifts & Gallery
Dearborn Street Book Festival
Short Story and Poetry Competition
Official 2013 Entry Instructions
“Write On Englewood
We are proud to announce our fourth annual
Book Festival and Writers Competition
Are you an aspiring author or poet? Write On Englewood could be the break you need. Neither age nor experience matter – we want to hear from you, the writer, because you have a story to tell or a poem in your heart. This year, we are leaving the topic or theme entirely up to you. Your work will be judged by professional writers, whose decisions are final. Here’s how easy it is to enter:
Entry fee is $5.00 per entry (you may submit more than one) checks only payable to:
“Village Gifts & Gallery”
Include three (3) printed copies of your work (each entry) and three (3) cover pages (for each entry) including your name, address, phone and email to:
1750 Parker Drive
Englewood, FL 34223-4825
No handwritten copies will be accepted for judging
Short stories must be from 500 to 800 words in length
Poetry must be from 50 to 250 words in length
Entries must be postmarked by January 15, 2013
Prizes: First Place - $75.00, Second Place - $50.00, Third Place - $25.00
Winners will be announced at the Dearborn Street Book Festival on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Pioneer Park at 1:00 pm. (Need not be present to win)
Names and photos of winners will be sent to the local newspapers, posted on the
Olde Englewood Village website and announced on WENG. All winners will receive
a certificate of achievement.
For more information, please contact Diana Harris at 941-474-5837,
email or stop in at the Elsie Quirk Library.

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