Sunday, October 04, 2009


October Meeting - Tradtonal Publishing

Our next meeting is October 13, 2009.

We are thrilled to have award-winning author Robyn Gioia speak on Traditional Publishing. Robyn, the author of America's REAL First Thanksgiving, will speak from 7 to 8 pm. Since the critiques of first pages were popular last month, from 8 until 8:45 pm we will break into small groups for critiques. Please bring 4 copies of any two pages (double spaced) from a work in progress.
Robyn teaches full time in Ponte Vedra, a community bordering St. Augustine, Florida, America's oldest city. It was the city's historical lure that enticed her to begin a nonfiction series for middle grade students. Her mission is to bring learning to life for her students. To bring it home so to speak so the child internalizes what’s being taught. She loves the journey as much as the kids.

Robyn has been active in children's literature since joining an eclectic group of writers during a three year stay in England. Since being introduced to the world of words, she has been penning tales and works ever since. St. Augustine, Florida Robyn has judged several national writing contests.

She has spoken at different national and local venues on a variety of children’s subjects ranging from an inside look at the popular Harry Potter Series to writing nonfiction. . She is currently a reviewer for "School Library Journal" where she enters the imaginary worlds created by rising and notable authors.
As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and former Board Member of the Florida Writer's Association, she belongs to a core group of writers dedicated to advancing children’s writing.
If you have any questions about the FWA October neeting please contact Gregg Golson at 379-9839 or at

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