Save the Date - Sunday, October 27 - NYC Authors Guild Autumn Event

7047 Sunset Dr S

7047 Sunset Dr S · South Pasadena, FL

How to find us

Join us at the waterside location in the Hibiscus Room. Plenty of parking. Advanced reservations required: by October 18, 2019.

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What: Authors Guild - Chapter Event

When: Sunday, October 27. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Why Attend: THE FLORIDA CHAPTER of the AUTHORS GUILD hosts the bad boy of writing, author and renowned professor (, Ira Sukrungruang who travels from Kenyon College where he was recently appointed the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing.
The author of three nonfiction books Buddha’s Dog & other Meditations, Southside Buddhist and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy, the short story collection The Melting Season, Ira received the 2015 American Book Award. Awards: New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, an Arts and Letters Fellowship and the Emerging Writer Fellowship. He is the president of Sweet: A Literary Confection, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

YouTube advocate and trainer Diane Kutz shares outstanding tips for writers who want to add to their "author platforms" and she demonstrates how to build your YouTube channel. It's part of a social media strategy that puts you front and center with people who are looking for what you offer. Diane's company, Modern Concept Media, consults, trains, and educates individuals and businesses on the "best of breed" digital, audio, and video concepts. Learn how technology helps to create author visibility—the author’s platform. Explore YouTube through Diane's session and find out what key components can make or break the success of your video. How does YouTube become a valuable asset to your author platform and visibility? Find out in this informative session.

Podcasting guru Robyn Sayles is the Co-Founder of St. Pete Podcasters. In this fun and interactive session, discover if podcasting is right for you, how to make sure your brand is consistent across all media & content channels, and discover the most effective way to engage and grow your audience. Robyn covers the tools you'll need for creating an engaging podcast and how to apply what you learn in today's session, immediately, to your goal for increased visibility (and reader fan base). For more than 16 years, she worked in corporate training and sales for big ol' corporations. Now, she helps ambitious folks launch the success of their content, teams, and projects using the power of a personal brand. As is the CEO and Founder of Launching Your Success, Robyn started Launching Your Success to increase the value, the fun, and the recognition of individuals and business leaders who launch creative and engaging brands.

The panel’s moderator is Kate Sullivan, who chairs the Gulf Coast chapter of the, and is the executive editor of WordSmitten Media.

The event is free, open to the public and to Authors Guild members and guests. Reservations required: Email [masked] by October 18, 2019. Seating is limited.

About the Authors Guild. Based in New York City, the Authors Guild (AG) launched 14 nationwide chapters in 2018 and has served as the collective voice of American authors since beginning in 1912. The AG’s nearly 10,000 members include novelists (Richard Russo, Judy Blume, Scott Turow), historians, journalists, and poets—traditionally and independently published. The Guild advocates for authors on issues of copyright, fair contracts, free speech, and tax fairness. Visit for more information about this non-profit organization and its writing community.

Fee: This event is FREE to all AG members, writers, and guests.

Join us for this event. Meet other area writers, authors, and Authors Guild members who live and write in and around the Gulf Coast area.

RSVP to let us know you are joining us: [masked]

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Warmest regards.
Kate Sullivan, Chair
Authors Guild Florida Chapter
WordSmitten Executive Editor