Friday, December 2, 2022

Marco Island Writers

By Joanne Tailele

The November 14th meeting of the Marco Island Writers has two guest speakers scheduled. For the first hour, southwest Florida resident, Tina Murray, Ph.D., will speak. Ms. Murray has degrees in art education, education, art and drama from the Florida State University and the University of Miami. Her debut novel, A Chance to Say Yes, will be the focus of her discussion. You can read about Ms. Murray and her novel at her website:

Did you know that the first invasion of privacy lawsuit in Florida involved Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ book Cross Creek? Anne Dalton, Esq., will commandeer the second half of the meeting to talk about the invasion of privacy concerns specific to writers. Anne has a general law and mediation practice with particular emphasis on creative arts and entertainment law. Her 35-year legal background includes stints as Senior Attorney for Radio City Music Hall and Legal and Business Affairs Counsel for ABC Network News”20/20.” She handles a broad spectrum of legal and transactional matters for clients and provides general advisory services as well as situation-specific advice. You can visit her website at:

Marco Island Writers is open to the public. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Center for the Arts located at 1010 Winterberry Drive. Meeting times are 6:30-8:30 PM. First time visitors are always FREE. Returning guests or members may pay $10.00 at the door or purchase an annual membership for $40.00. For further information, contact Joanne Tailele at 239-784-2637 or joanne.tailele@gmail.comor Krista Santora at 239-776-7580 or

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