Book Festival nabs acclaimed bestseller – John Jakes named 2013 Literary Legend | PRLog

Christine Speno:

Sounds like it will be a great conference. I’ll be there for the Friday sessions. Truly looking looking forward to learning the latest perspectives on publishing. ,marketing and promotions — and of course, writing!

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Hey FWA Palm Coast members!

Are you planning to attend the Fla Heritage Book Festival in St. Augustine?

45728_104659786261776_3225188_nOur member Kathy Shea has been busy promoting this event.  And she hired Words Etc. to help her circulate the news.  Thanks Kathy!

Internationally known bestselling author John Jakes will be honored at the Florida Heritage Book Festival’s Literary Legends Banquet to mark the literary event’s sixth year. Join him at St. Johns County Convention Center, World Golf Village Resort, on Friday, September 27, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. The banquet is open to the public and ticket information is available at

See the full press release at PRLOG at the link below.  BTW, Kathy used the knowledge she gained at the FWA meeting presentation on press releases.  That’s the way to make the most of your involvement in FWA/Palm Coast.  Way to go Kathy!!

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Short story contest news — Writers Weekly

Christine Speno:

Better hurry! Registration is limited to 500 for this popular short story writing contest at

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Be sure to check out the Writers Weekly fall short story contest.  Find all the information you need at this link. This is a great way to expose your special creative talent and if you’re a winner, pick up a nice little purse!

When you click on the link, you’ll see a place to register for the Fall 2013 24-Hour Short Story Contest. The contest begins September 21, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) central time. This quarterly event is limited to 500 entrants. This is a great opportunity for writers and as the site tells you

“is an ultimate source for creative stress…and tons of fun!”

There are lots of prizes.  Guidelines are made available to you after you submit your entry and pay the $5 fee to participate.

Find all the info you need at this link and be sure to explore all the great info  on WritersWeekly

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We did it again – and even better – Inspired Mic thrives!

Christine Speno:

The Inspired Mic event sponsored by FWA/Palm Coast, Words Etc., Clearview Press and BeachHouse Beanery is the place to be the 3rd Tuesday of every month – 7 – 9 pm

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The Inspired Mic Event saw its biggest and best turnout this week with 60+ in attendance and a full slate of 18 readers (all the spots we have to fill) — although we had a total of 31 signed up. Tuesday we had readers from St. Augustine to Daytona, as well as from Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and all of Flagler County. Remember that the 13 that didn’t make it on July’s schedule are automatically rolled to the August event.

A special thank you goes out to The Palm Coast Observer and the great video presentation they created for the event.  Thanks Jasmine Alson and Jared Mauldin from The PC Observer! See it on their website or click on the link above or here.

Congratulations to all of our readers as well as the…

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The Inspired Mic

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Michael Ray King announces third Inspired Mic

July 16th at 7pm began the third Inspired Mic of the season at Flagler Beach.

Michael Ray King owner of ClearVeiw Press, , started the event along with Christine Speno with Words Inc. The event is an evening of up to 18 writers who have five minutes to read from their works.

The Beach House Beanery The Inspired Mic by opening their doors much later than usual. Owners of the Beanery, Carol and Jeff are great supporters of the arts and The Inspired Mic. The quaint coffee shop normally closes around three o:clock,  opening for breakfast and lunch. However once a month they re-open before 7pm with a lovely snacking menu of appetizers, sandwiches, salads. deserts, wine, beer, and of course coffee.

The presenters are not always writers. Tuesday night we had two magicians on the stage.

037Tom Sisti          061And Dima Zale along with a young…

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First FWA Palm Coast Open Mic a great success with more on the way….

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The FWA Palm Coast Chapter thrives under the leadership of Michael Ray King and Jeff Swesky

The first ever FWA Palm Coast Open Mic in Flagler Beach was a great success with the help of sponsors Florida Writers Association /Palm Coast Chapter and co-leaders Jeff Swesky and Michael Ray King, owner of Clearview Press, Inc., The BeachHouse Beanery and Words Etc. Writing. With 11 readers on the schedule and an uncertain weather forecast, organizers and attendees didn’t know exactly what to expect. But with the cooperation of the weather, everyone enjoyed a beautiful evening on the beach. With a great group of listeners, and a team of talented writers offering varied writing samples, this proved to be fun and entertainment evening for all. And the delicious drinks and food were prepared to perfection by Jeff and Carol Fisher, owners of The Beanery on A1A in Flagler Beach. The FWA…

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FWA Palm Coast Open Mic Event – May 21

Christine Speno:

Open Mic Event next week in Flagler Beach, Florida

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Hello everyone

Here is the information on the Open Mic event planned for May 21.   Find a URL link here for you to share on social media. Upload a copy of the guidelines here:

Open Mic

We’d like to see a great turnout so we can continue this event on a monthly basis.  A special thank you to BeachHouse Beanery for agreeing to host this event.  If you participate or attend, please be sure to thank them by making a food or beverage purchase at the Open Mic.  Let’s show this community what great talent we have!

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FWA/Palm Coast to host Open Mic in Flagler Beach

What:                   Florida Writers Association Palm Coast Chapter Open Mic

Where:                BeachHouseBeanery, 1112 S. Oceanshore Blvd (A1A), Flagler Beach, Fla.

When:                 Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. – on the deck (weather…

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Hello readers. I’ve been working on dividing my old Words Etc Blog. You’ll find the “fun stuff” on my new WordPress blog here. I call it Pudbudder. What is Pudbudder? You’ll have to visit me there to find out!

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