PINELLAS WRITERS offers a congenial, supportive environment in which to read, critique, and improve writing skills. We meet every Saturday morning year round in central Pinellas County, Florida. We welcome all writers of all levels whose goal is to improve their writing, regardless of genre. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwrights, screenwriters, memoirists, bloggers…all welcome!
We meet every Saturday morning. Meetings start at 9:30 and go to noon. Guests are welcome and are invited to attend a maximum of three (3) meetings before becoming a member. Only members read and critique and readings are six (6) to eight (8) minutes long, depending on how many readers there are in attendance.
Pinellas Writers meets every Saturday morning year round at the South West Recreation Complex In Largo Florida. Meeting starts at 9:30AM, breaks briefly at 10:30AM, and closes at noon. While fiction writers are in the majority, we have some great poets, playwrights, screenwriters, memoirists and bloggers. All writers of all levels are welcome.
Your are welcome to visit up to three times to see if you would like to become a member. Not all writers may find us a good fit, but most do. Annual dues are $50.00, which entitles you to read at the meetings, receive critiques on your work, and critique other writers.
The South West Recreation Complex in at 13120 Vonn Road, Largo 33774. See Map above for directions.
Murder Go Round (A Witch City Mystery) By Carol Perry
“Highly original and great fun. A triumph of imagination with twists and turns to delight readers.” —New York Times bestseller Carolyn Hart
A killer takes a spin through Salem . . .
Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby—even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fading paint. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities and conjures visions of murder.
Lee prays the intrusive ESP episode was just a glimpse into the past—until her policeman boyfriend reports a dead man outside the repair shop. Apparently, the unknown victim had been hot on Lee’s trail since the auction. And with the horse found dismantled, it looks like he was up to no good. What’s the story behind the antique equine, and could a strange bubblegum-chewing woman with fiery hair have something to do with the crime? Guided by her gift and O’Ryan, her wise tabby cat, Lee’s set on catching the murderer . . . before she’s sent on the darkest ride of her life.
Praise for The Witch City Mysteries
“Perfectly relaxing and readable.”– Kirkus Reviews
“This rewarding paranormal cozy series debut will have Victoria Laurie fans lining up to follow.” —Library Journal
“[A]n entertaining story that keeps readers guessing until the very twisted and eerie end.” —RT Book Reviews
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Applications are now open for the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program. Since 2015 the program has offered a full scholarship to every student it accepts. Each student in the program receives: a full tuition scholarship a US$12,500 fellowship access to a 100% health insurance subsidy In exchange all students […]
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