River City Writers
Welcome to the River City Writer’s Group website. I’m Claudia Oltean, group leader. We are a Jacksonville-area chapter of the Florida Writer’s Association. Our meetings are open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction or non-fiction and to those who are new to writing, have unpublished material, or are indie or traditionally-published authors.
To attend our meetings you do not have to be a member of the Florida Writer’s Association and there is no charge.
Beginning in September of this year, we will meet on the second Saturday of each month at the Southeast Regional Public Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl. 32256. See meeting times below.
Here’s a rundown on the plans for the next meetings:
—Saturday, November 12 No meeting due to voting and Thanksgiving.
—Saturday, December 10 at 10:30-12 p.m. (Room A) at the Southeast Public Library. Speaker is author Shutta Crum. Topic is "Duotrope:" Publishing Opportunities Resource
—Saturday, January 14 . The speaker will be author Judith Erwin on the Joys & Challenges of Writing Mystery/Suspense. Room B from 1:00 - 2:30 pm
—Saturday, March 11 Speaker is author John Boles. Topic is Character Archetypes in the Hero's Journey.
—Saturday, May 13 Armand Rosamilia on Writing Multi-Genre/Various Forms of Fiction.
—Saturday, June 10 Speaker is author Terry Williams. Topic is How a Career In Intelligence Led to a Second Career as a Spy Novelist.
—Saturday, July 8 Speaker is Dr. Edward Mickolus and the topic is Public Speaking For Authors.
—Saturday, August 12 John Boles on "Be Your Own Editor?"
—Saturday, September 9 Speaker is author Tracy Tripp. Topic is: Pros and Cons of Traditional vs. Self Publishing.
No meeting in November
Next meeting - December 10th at 10:30 -12:00, room A. Our speaker is award-winning author Shutta Crum who will present DUOTROPE: PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES RESOURCE