Cara Curtin to speak at Writers by the Sea

Cara Curtin to speak at Writers by the SeaWriters by the Sea is excited to present local personality and author Cara Curtin, speaking this month on how multiple authors can collaborate on one book. On Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Please join our lively group at the Amelia Island History Museum, 233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, FL. That is the group’s new home and where Cara will discuss the Wilson Mystery Series. Set in Fernandina Beach, Murder in Fernandina was the first novel in the series. Penned by Cara and nine other writers, it was soon followed by two more books, The Leopard of Fernandina and Fernandina’s Lost Island. After that, she and Dave Tuttle joined their literary forces in Fernandina’s Finest Easter, under Cara’s by-line. When Mr. Tuttle became too ill to complete The Pelican of Fernandina, Cara completed it for him. One last time, her name joined his in a by-line.

Ms. Curtin has led a rich life as a former advertising copywriter and a retired naval officer. She owned The Sailor’s Wife Book Exchange for many years and has written for radio, television, and a wide variety of print publications. Cara Curtain’s writing career spans over 30 years and she has much to share so we invite all writers to attend at no cost.

On May 21st at 6:00 come join us for a few minutes of social time, prior to an introduction to our group and Cara’s talk at 6:30 PM.

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Writers By the Sea Welcomes All Genres and Experience

Writers By the Sea Welcomes All Genres and ExperienceFernandina Beach, FL – Like a phoenix, Writers By The Sea (WBTS), has arisen from the former Florida Writers Group of Nassau County. Welcoming writers of all genres and levels of experience with more than just a new name, the new organization offers a revamped format, and a new meeting place, day and time, monthly topics targeted to further every writer’s goals.

Meeting every third Thursday of the month at the Amelia Island Museum of History, on Third Street in Fernandina Beach, the Writers By The Sea’s 2015 planning committee has laid out a year’s worth of programs based on the input from writers in the area.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. with networking and the opportunity to buy food and beverages in the restaurant to take into the meeting, if desired. The program begins at 6:30 sharp.

Each month’s program begins with a brief business meeting, followed by an insightful program centered on a topic of prime interest to area writers. The planned program may be followed by a critique session for those who wish to participate.

“Our purpose is to provide a forum for writers to achieve their goals, with writers helping writers,” says Nadine Vaughan Williams, the 2015 co-chairman of the planning committee. “Whether you need help writing dialogue, want support to finish your novel or non-fiction work, or need help publishing or marketing your work using the new technologies, Writers By the Sea is sure to have something for you.”

The group’s first meeting is set for Thursday, January 15, 2015, with the topic Critique Groups that Work. Facilitated by Nancy Blanton, author of the award-winning historical novel, Sharavogue, and 2015 co-chair of WBTS’s planning committee, Blanton will help the group decide how a critique group could serve them best, and whether they would like to help create a group they could love.

All meetings are free and open to the public. So, mark your calendar. Bring a friend and join with like-minded people in fun, fellowship and support toward achieving your writing and publishing goals.

For more information contact, Nadine Vaughan Williams at nvaughanwilliams@gmail.com or Nancy Blanton at blantonn@msn.com for additional information.

No advanced registration is necessary.

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