Monday, October 25, 2021

Special Presentation for Marco Island Writers




On July 13th, Betsy Perdichizzi as Dr. Mary Olds, will present renditions from her book “Into the Florida Wilderness”. The sketch will be followed by a discussion of the joys and woes from author to publisher.

As always, admission to MI Writers, Inc. meetings are no charge for first-time visitors. This is your chance to see one of the finest historical re-enactors in SW Florida and learn about Mary Olds, one of the major forces in shaping Marco Island. Betsy will be answering questions afterwards, so it a great opportunity to learn from this historian, author and publisher.

Betsy Perdichizzi is a long time resident of Marco Island relocating full time to the Island with her husband Bill in 1989.  Her long-lasting interest in history, acting and writing flourished in Marco as she helped establish the Marco Island Historical Society, co-chaired the capital campaign along with her husband to raise the funds to build the Marco Island Historical Museum, authored four historical books under her own publishing company, has written and performed portrayals of influential pioneer woman all over Southwest Florida, and helped to

Betsy Perdichizzi as Dr. Mary Olds, Marco Island pioneer, in front of the MIWI booth at the Farmer’s Market. Submitted Photo

Betsy Perdichizzi as Dr. Mary Olds, Marco Island pioneer, in front of the MIWI booth at the Farmer’s Market. Submitted Photo

originate and still chairs today the Marco Island Re-enactors.

Betsy is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and along with her husband Bill have been recognized through out the years for their contributions to the community most notably Marco Island Citizen of the Year, 2009.

Please visit Betsy’s website to learn more about her books and other historical information related to Marco Island and Southwest Florida.

Marco Island Writers, Inc., is open to writers of all skill levels and genres. Whether you write just for your own enjoyment, your family, or aim to be published, our group may be just the tweak you need to assist you in your goal and support you through any obstacles.  Our motto is “Writers Helping Writers.”  Meeting place is Marco Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive, Macro Island, FL  34145. First time visitors are welcome with no admission fee.  We meet the second Wednesday of each month, year round, 6-8 PM.  Doors open at 5:30 PM for sign-in and social prior to the meeting.  For more information, call Elisabeth Noyes at 239-394-5856 or visit our website

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