Submitted by Nadine D’Ardenne
Writers by the Sea, Chairperson
July 7, 2015 1:30 p.m.
Writers by the Sea has a COOL NEW HOME for the MONTHS OF July, August & September!
Chill with us at at the NEW Library Meeting Room, less than a mile from the Museum at: 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 277-7365
At this (July 2015) meeting, we are pleased to welcome fellow author and Regional Director for the Florida Writers’s Association (FWA), Vic DiGenti, aka Parker Francis. The title of his talk is: Great Beginnings: That All Important First Page.
With attention spans decreasing, if an author doesn’t catch and hold a reader’s attention with the first line, first paragraph and first page, that reader might look for another book. Join award-winning author, Vic DiGenti, at our July gathering, as he leads us through a fast-paced, upbeat session looking at the keys to Great Beginnings. Writers by the Sea meets each third Thursday. Arrive at 6:00pm for socializing. The intro. and presentation begin at 6:30. All writers are welcome free of charge.
About The Author:
Victor DiGenti (aka Parker Francis) transitioned from a career in broadcasting to his first love—writing. A producer/director of public affairs programs and award-winning documentaries; he produced Jacksonville’s Jazz Festival for eight years. Yet, left it all when he began writing. Initially, he found inspiration in his household of cats and wrote three award-winning adventure/fantasies. As Parker Francis, he writes hard-boiled mystery/suspense, including two award-winning novels in his Quint Mitchell Mystery series, Matanzas Bay and Bring Down the Furies. A third in the series, Hurricane Island, is now released. He’s published the novella, Blue Crabs at Midnight, the short story collection, Ghostly Whispers, Secret Voices; and “The Strange Case of Lord Byron’s Lover,” as part of The Prometheus Saga anthology. As Regional Director for NE FL Writers Association, Vic coordinates 8 writers’ groups. Read more at www.parkerfrancis.com
Writers by the Sea is part of the larger non-profit organization, FWA, and offersgreat regional and statewide workshops and opportunities, including writing contests
for those who choose to join. However, folks who are not yet ready to make a commitment or just want to get to know our local writers first, are always welcome, at no charge.
Thank you for your kind assistance in spreading the word and Happy Writing!