About The Guild

Bay Area Professional Writers Guild Incorporated.


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 the following areas:

Copywriting. Technical writing,

Ghostwriting and Authoring,

Screenwriting and Adaptation, Editing and Proofreading

Web content development, Blogging … and much more!

Our Mission:

Founded in 1986, the Bay Area Professional Writers Guild seeks to provide resources to students and new writers with an interest in a professional career; to further the education, expansion and appreciation of the arts within our community; and to serve and support our members to further their careers.

We are also dedicated to increasing the professional and financial well-being of professional freelance non-fiction writers and authors in the Tampa Bay area through the sharing of resources, assistance in problem-solving, and joint marketing efforts.

Our objectives include, but are not limited to:

Providing encouragement and skills resources to students and beginning writers with an interest in freelance writing or self publishing;
Furthering the education, expansion and appreciation of arts in the community;
Promoting our intellectual growth;
Promoting our financial growth;
Increasing our understanding in dealing with editors and publishers;
Offering a quality resource of established, reliable and professional writers to editors, publishers, advertising and public relations agencies, and corporate entities.


Our next monthly meeting is open to the public!

JOIN US Monday, 1:00 PM, October 24, 2016.

Our exciting speaker is Angela Hunt, The New York Times best selling author of The Tale of Three TreesThe Note, and The Nativity Story, among many others, with more than 5 million books sold. She will offer “Tips from a Best-Selling Novelist”  with a focus on some of her favorite Topics like the Bible.


All Regular Meetings are at:

1:00 PM, Panera Bread, Bardmoor Plaza

10801 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33777

(corner of Starkey & Bryan Dairy Roads Click the image at the top left for directions)

 Upcoming Meetings & Events:

November 12 Special Event (Saturday):  BAPWG again will have an exhibit booth at this year’s Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, from 10 am – 4 pm on at the downtown USF campus. Details on member author participation to come.

November 28, 2016. Our speaker is Bill Larson, Esq., leading patent and copyright attorney, and head of Larson & Larson, P.A. in Largo. He will highlight “Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights as a Writer & Author.”

Kindle Version Now Available!

Book Cover

2016 Writer’s Guild Anthology Book

Our First Member & Student Anthology of essays, poems & short stories:

SINK or SWIM: Overcoming Obstacles Makes Life Worthwhile

Sales information posted below:
Amazon Kindle Version: CLICK HERE