About The Guild

Bay Area Professional Writers Guild


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, July 25, 2016.

Featured Speaker: Our speaker is BonSue Brandvik, our newest Professional member with an extensive Human Resources writing background. She will talk about how she helped organize the Clearwater Writers Meet-up, and Pearls and Ripples, first two novels in her “Spirits of the Belleview Biltmore” series.

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:

August 25, 2016 –  Our speaker is Elizabeth Brincklow, Engagement Director at Creative Pinellas, the newly formed Arts Council of Pinellas County. She will highlight the new entity’s mission and purpose, including their first grants competition for County artists that hopefully will be extended to the writing community going forward.

Coming Soon!

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 and availability information will be posted when available