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

Friday, November 18, 2016

2016 - 2017 Season

Hello Everyone! The Sarasota Writers Group blog will shortly have a new admin! After several years of enjoyable posting and blogging, I'm handing the reins of this great page back to the group. Hopefully I've been able to keep Susan Haley's original blog informative and entertaining. It has been fun, a really great group of writers!

Please bear with us! We hope everyone had a great summer! See you at the Writers Group!

George

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New FWA Sarasota Writers Group Leader


I'm pleased to announce Ernie Ovitz as the Florida Writers Association Group Leader for the Sarasota Writers Group.  Ernie has been a regular member of our group for several years, and recently published his first book, "The Seventh King." 


Ernie studied architecture, with a degree from Georgia Tech, and served as a Naval Officer deployed to the Mediterranean. His career has been in business and real estate. He is a published author and a member of FWA since 2013. He has had a lifelong passion for history.


I have had the pleasure of working with this great group, and with Rod DiGruttolo, co-leader and chief cat-herder, for the last several years. I will still be attending the meetings. but as a regular member. 

Welcome Ernie! You will be a great leader for our diverse, eclectic - and talented - group.

George

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Support for Local Writers

My thanks to Julie Ann James for her on-going support for our local writers in The Pepper Tree magazine.  Julie Ann, Publisher and Founder of Pepper Tree Press, has supported our writers both in the Pepper Tree magazine and helping publish their works as well, including our late Irv Newman, author of My Personal Odyssey at Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota. Thank you, Julie Ann.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Rod DiGruttolo Radio Interview by Susan Klaus

Susan's Interview with Rod on Author's Network is at:
http://www.spreaker.com/user/6512762/author-rodney-digruttolo