Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Write Now: The Prose and Poetry of Twitter and Other Social Media



Join us for the The Prose and Poetry of Twitter and Other Social Media at 
6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

Description: Poems that fit within the constraints of 172 characters are an actual type of poetry.  In this session, we will create twitter poems and post them. However, tweets are a demanding medium for all writing. Bring snippets of thoughts, ideas and things you want to say and we will pare them down to 172 characters or less. You do not need a Twitter account to participate! Hosted by Oshkosh author and social media maven Tom Cannon.

This is part of the Write Now! series of fun writing sessions designed to jump start your creative motor. No experience necessary; all ages welcome. Bring writing supplies/devices (free wi-fi available). 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Upcoming Area Book Festivals and Writer Conferences

Upcoming Book Festivals and Writer Conferences:

Wisconsin Writers Association Fall Conference
Oct. 6 - 7, Neenah
Website: https://wiwrite.org/conference/

Programs include Poetry and Social Change, Writing for the Christian Market, Flash Nonfiction: The Art of the Short Eassay; Crafting Memoir,  and The Audacity of Writing Children’s Books. $90 for members; $100 for non-members.

Fox Cities Book Festival
Oct. 9 - 15, various locations
Website: http://foxcitiesbookfestival.org

The 2017 festival will place in the fall, for the first time.  Speakers include Nicholas Butler, Benjamin Percy, Leslie Kagen, Jerry Apps, and Karla Huston.  All events are free and open to the public.

Chippewa Valley Book Festival
Oct. 16 - 27, various locations
Website: http://www.cvbookfest.org

Speakers include Pulitzer Prize winer Matthew Desmon and Nicholas Butler, author of The Hearts of Men. Other programs include Writing Your Wisconsin Life with Patti See, The Poetry of Memory with Max Garland and Karla Huston, and a Young Writers Showcase.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Author Showcase: Carmen Leal


Dixie Jarchow and Tom Cannon host author Carmen Leal on this segment of Author Showcase. Leal talks about how she came to write about Huntington's and the steps she takes to effectively market her book. Her story has helped many people impacted by Huntington's. That is why her tips on effectively market your book can help you get your writing into the hands of readers. 



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Write Now: Finding the Voice in Your Writing



Join us for the second workshop in the Write Now! series, Finding the Voice in Your Writing. Editors want it. Readers buy it. You can recognize it when you read others’ works. But how do you get it? Led by Dixie Jarchow, local romance writer and co-host of Author Showcase.

The free program is open to writers of all ages and skill levels. It will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Meeting reminder: Sept. 16

A quick reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. Meetings are free and open to anyone 17 and older; all skill levels are welcomed. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Author Showcase: Louis Clark

A great discussion with Omro author Louis V. Clark about how his life has changed since his book, How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century, published by The Wisconsin Historical Society Press.


The program is hosted Dixie Jarchow and Tom Cannon.







Saturday, September 09, 2017

Write Now! Program Series


Join us for these fun writing sessions designed to jump start your creative motor. No experience necessary; all ages welcome. Bring writing supplies/devices (free wi-fi available). Programs will be held in the lower level conference room unless stated otherwise.

How to Get Yourself  to Write
6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13
Discussion and hands-on explorations of motivation, setting goals, writing techniques and styles... the when, how… and... just do it!  Led by Lynn Kuhns, an award-winning writer currently residing in Winneconne.

Finding the Voice in Your Writing 
6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19
Editors want it.
Readers buy it.
You can recognize it when you read others’ works.
But how do you get it?

Led by Dixie Jarchow, local romance writer and co-host of Author Showcase.

The Prose and Poetry of Twitter and Other Social Media

6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25

Poems that fit within the constraints of 172 characters are an actual type of poetry.  In this session, we will create twitter poems and post them. However, tweets are a demanding medium for all writing. Bring snippets of thoughts, ideas and things you want to say and we will pare them down to 172 characters or less. You do not need a Twitter account to participate! 

Led by Thomas Cannon, fiction writer, poet and co-host of Author Showcase.

Write Your Memoir in One Hour

3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27
It’s not a joke; at the end of today’s session, you will have written your life story. How is that possible? Attend and see! Open to all ages and skill levels – bring something to write with!

Poetry Out in Nature

6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2

Bring your outdoors experiences to heart. We'll do field work (observations), then return to write about it and discuss our work. Explore the why and how to write about nature. Open to all ages and skill levels. 

Led by Lynn Kuhns, an award-winning writer currently residing in Winneconne.

Drabbles - Making Every Word Count

3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5
A drabble is a short work of fiction consisting of 100 words. Practice making every word count, by condensing the essence of a story down into only 100 words. Prompts will be provided for inspiration.

Redacted Poetry

6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11
Redacted Poetry, also known as Black Out Poetry, is a fun way to create a poem or story. Using a page from a newspaper, book or magazine, you’ll "black out" all of the words that you don't need, and leave only the words that tell your story. Pages and markers will be provided.

Write Now! Open Mic 

6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19
Whether it’s something you wrote at one of our writing sessions, or a piece you wrote independently, tonight is all about sharing. Hosted by the Oshkosh Area Writers Club; refreshments will be served. Under the beautiful Library Dome.