of The Villages
P.O. Box 1067, Lady Lake, FL 32158
WLOV was founded in 2011 in The Villages, Florida, to serve the interests of Villages writers, published and unpublished. Its goals are to:
1) further the education of writers about all aspects of the craft, including editing, self-publishing and marketing
2) foster an environment for promoting the published works of our authors.
These goals are accomplished via monthly speaker presentations, special writing seminars, an annual book fair, this website, and a monthly newsletter with information of interest to all TV authors. We also maintain a picture catalogue of books recently published by members, the covers of which are displayed in the slide show at left. We are not a critique group, but many of our members belong to one or more of the Villages' several writing critique groups
(click here for list).
All Villages residents and guests are invited to come to our monthly meetings. To join and receive our emails and newsletters, plus discounts for special seminars and other paid events, the fee is $15/year (Click on WLOV Membership for Membership Request form). Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month (except June and July) at Laurel Manor Recreation Center, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
In the Table of Contents, WLOV Past Events provides downloads of previous slide presentations and/or handouts. Our monthly newsletters are filed under WLOV Newsletters.
Past President, WLOV
Newsletter and Website Editor
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS - 2019
Sunday, April 28 – Whispering Oaks Winery book signing, 1-4 pm. Participating will be WLOV authors Peggy Best, Jack Hayes, JJ Clarke (Julie Johnson) and Bill Pullen. WO Winery is located at 10934 S Hwy 475, Oxford, FL, about 20 minutes’ drive from Lake Sumter Landing. For info on signing up for these monthly events, contact Ann Heathman, email@example.com
Wednesday, May 1 - General Meeting, Laurel Manor Rec Center, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
After a short business meeting we will have The Gong Show.” You can deliver a one-minute pitch of your book, also known as an “elevator pitch.” The meeting will be moderated by Amber Karlins, Professor of English at Lake-Sumter State College and State Professor of the Year 2018. If anyone goes over the 1-minute mark, they will get “The Gong”. A prize or prizes will be awarded.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 –The Unity Spiritual Center community in Fruitland Park presents six published authors who will read excerpts from their books, and have autographed copies for sale. Among the six are WLOV members Steve Camp and Diane Dean. Admission is free. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center, 509 CR 468, Fruitland Park, FL 34731.
Sunday, May 19 – WLOV Members’ book signing, Whispering Oaks Winery, Oxford, 1-4 p.m.
June and July – NO REGULAR WLOV MEETING
Sunday, June 16 – WLOV Members’ book signing, Whispering Oaks Winery, Oxford, 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14 – General Meeting, Laurel Manor Rec Center, 9 am – 11 am (Note change to 2nd Wednesday of the month, and to new time).