Bay Area Professional Writers Guild (BAPWG)

The only writers’ network in the Tampa Bay (FL) area comprising freelance nonfiction writers with a demonstrated track record in their fields, professional credentials, and high standards for ethics and quality.

BAPWG writers deliver on target, on budget,

and on deadline.

BAPWG’s network offers skilled contractors in:

Copywriting

Technical writing

Ghostwriting and Authoring

Screenwriting and Adaptation

Editing and Proofreading

Web content development

Blogging

 

Our next monthly meeting

is open to the public!

Monday, April 27, 2014

1:00 pm

Panera Bread, Bardmoor Plaza

10801 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33777

(corner of Starkey & Bryan Dairy Roads)

 

 

JOIN US April 27 as we welcome “Doc” Dockery, longtime president of the Tampa Bay Computer Society, will offer his new mini-seminar on “The Future of Computing” with good tips for writers and authors on what’s to come. Several years ago he gave an excellent min-seminar on “Mind Mapping” — Instead of agonizing or procrastinating over deadlines, the process enables you to write quickly and with great clarity for any type of writing.

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

Our joint Annual George Ewing & Diane Marcou Memorial Writers Picnic will be held on Sundat, April 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Taylor Park in Largo.  – Off SW 8th Ave from Ridge Rd (Alternate 19) in Covered Pavillion no. 5.

Your president will be grilling hot dogs, but everyone is asked to bring a potluck contribution — appetize, salad, finger food, dessert — to share for 20 fellow writers.

Please RSVP in advance, by Saturday April 20 with your food donation and total number in your party — family, significant other, writer friends, etc. to Steve at traimancreativecopy@gmail.com.

This is a great opportunity to meet and “schmooze” with fellow writers from all over the Tampa Bay Area, so please put the picnic on you calendar and RSVP soonest!

 

 

March 23 speaker Doris Norrito compares maps of Palestine, left, and Israel in an informative talk on how the media treats the conflict vs the reality of today!

March 23 speaker Doris Norrito compares maps of Palestine, left, and Israel in an informative talk on how the media treats the conflict vs the reality of today!

                                                                                                               

Tampa Bay Times performing arts critic Stephanie Hayes gave an excellent  presentation on “Tips on Selling 10,000 or More Books!” at our Feb. 23 meeting. She graciously had this photo taken to post on her social media outlets.

Tampa Bay Times performing arts critic Stephanie Hayes gave
an excellent presentation on “Tips on Selling 10,000 or More Books!” at our Feb. 23 meeting. She graciously had this photo taken to post
on her social media outlets.

At joint Creative Copy by Steve Traiman/BAPWG booth January 14 at Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce Business Show were, from left, Keith Long, Steve Traiman, Buddy Baker. Photo: Bob Schlesinger/Tropical Focus

At joint Creative Copy by Steve Traiman/BAPWG booth January 14 at Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce Business Show were, from left, Keith Long, Steve Traiman, Buddy Baker.
Photo: Bob Schlesinger/Tropical Focus

Leonardo's Muse and Mine," Jeff Corydon's self-published short story anthology, is available online at Amazon.com or directly from Jeff - email him at jcorydon@tampabay.rr.com. The majority of stories included were written after he retired from the diplomatic service working abroad, and began his second career as a freelance travel writer here in Florida. Among foreign service locales are Mauritius, Cameroon and Morocco.

Leonardo’s Muse and Mine,” Jeff Corydon’s self-published short story anthology, is available online at Amazon.com or directly from Jeff – email him at jcorydon@tampabay.rr.com. The majority of stories included were written after he retired from the diplomatic service working abroad, and began his second career as a freelance travel writer here in Florida. Among foreign service locales are Mauritius, Cameroon and Morocco.

 

Kate Sullivan talks to BAPWG members at the meeting on November 17th. Everyone was enthralled by Sullivan's motivating talk at the meeting.

Kate Sullivan talks to BAPWG members at the meeting on November 17th. Everyone was enthralled by Sullivan’s motivating talk at the meeting.

 

At BAPWG booth in October 25 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, lfrom left, Jeff Corydon, Ruth Liss, Steve Traiman, Rick Rhodes. Also participating: Bonnie Quick, Ray Arredondo, Carol Perry.

At BAPWG booth in October 25 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, lfrom left, Jeff Corydon, Ruth Liss, Steve Traiman, Rick Rhodes. Also participating: Bonnie Quick, Ray Arredondo, Carol Perry.

We look forward to seeing you at these and other programs throughout the year!

At Writers Workshop, from left, President Steve Traiman, Workshop Chair Carol Perry, Holiday Party hostess Joyce LaFray.

At Writers Workshop, from left, President Steve Traiman, Workshop Chair Carol Perry, Holiday Party hostess Joyce LaFray.

Writers Workshop presenters, from left, Rick Rhodes, Steve Traiman, Patricia Pochurek, Carol Perry, Sue Kotchman, Joyce LaFray. Not pictured: Miriam Goodspeed, Fred Wright.

Writers Workshop presenters, from left, Rick Rhodes, Steve Traiman, Patricia Pochurek, Carol Perry, Sue Kotchman, Joyce LaFray.
Not pictured: Miriam Goodspeed, Fred Wright.