2022 PBWS History


Casey Tennyson was tapped as the director of Palm Beach Writers Society, formerly Palm Beach Writers Group, in February 2022. The monthly speaker luncheons will return for the 2022-23 season, with a preview luncheon April 12, 2022.

A note from the original co-founder of the writers group: Several of us started The Palm Beach Writers Group (PBWG) in 2002. Along with Jim Gabler, the other Director and Co-Founder, and Board Member Marcia Chellis Kay, the informal group became a nonprofit with a few other board members. The organization has since dissolved. There has been so much interest from former members for us to continue, but we needed leadership and operational structure. I am proud to announce that a former member, who was twice a speaker at the luncheons on book marketing, will be spearheading future meetings of a new group. Casey Tennyson who publishes Chart charity art magazine locally and manages her 31-year ad agency Cutting Edge Communications will carry on the mission to engage writers and provide opportunities for exchange of knowledge and ideas. The new group will be re-invented under the name Palm Beach Writers Society. Thank you for your past participation and I hope to see you at upcoming meetings now being planned for the new group. — Regards, Erik Brown, former PBWG Director and Co-Founder

A note from PBWS Director and Chart Publisher Casey Tennyson: As the Director of the new Palm Beach Writers Society it is an opportunity for me to support and promote authors, screenwriters, playwrights, poets, advertising and media content copywriters, along with filmmakers, producers, publishers and related creative people and professionals. Chart magazine had an art gallery that was an ongoing charity fundraiser for ten years so I already supported visual artists in a giant way. When the former Palm Beach Writers Group asked me to re-invent and refresh the group as Palm Beach Writers Society in February 2022, it was a perfect fit. Before 2020, I had been conceptualizing a speaker group and workshops and now I had a reason to launch my concept.  April 12, 2022 is the preview meeting of the Palm Beach Writers Society. I am certain it will be a success and a catalyst for intriguing and inspiring meetings for next Palm Beach season. I’ll be reporting on all of this soon! The content for PBWS is on the writer link on this website chartcharityart.com.