Saturday, February 18, 2017

Author Showcase: Jeffrey McAndrew

A great interview with author and musician Jeffrey McAndrew from the Fond du lac area. They discuss autism, his experiences with his son, and how he came to be so creative (a little) later in life. 

Click here to view the interview.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Video: Night of Writing Dangerously

Huge thanks to Tom and Dixie for taping during our Night of Writing Dangerously in Nov. 2017 as part of NaNoWriMo. Great video featuring club members and others; check it out here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Meeting reminder: Feb. 18

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Sat., Feb. 18 in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to anyone 17 and older.

Please note: Our March 4th meeting will be held in the library's third floor meeting room due to a Dr. Suess library event. We will meet by the 1st floor skylight and go up to the meeting room as a group.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Meeting reminder: Feb. 4

Just a reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Also, there's still time to submit to the Lakefly Writing Contests; no entry free and cash prizes. Please note there is a short story contest just for teens (they can enter adult contests too). For more details:

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Oshkosh Area Writers Club: Check us out!

Oshkosh Area Writers Club: FAQs

Who can join?
Meetings are open to anyone 17 and older. We get a mix of people writing in various genres at different skill levels. 

Is there a membership fee?
No. But it would be appreciated if you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

When/where does the club meet? 
We meet at 10 a.m. the first and third Saturday of each month in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Ave.

How many members are there?
There are about 12 core people, others come and go as life allows. Meetings can have as few as 10 and as many as 22 people. Some are beginning writers, others have been published and a few have agents/book contracts.

How do the meetings work?
Meetings start with short introductions and general announcements. Then we begin critiques - a person reads their work aloud (usually 5 pages or less, 8 copies are appreciated but not required) and we critique it. We have a critique form we use so we can be sure the author gets both positive feedback and constructive criticism. Not everyone reads at every meeting; the order of readers is determined by arrival times - first person to come is the first to read. Meetings end at noon, even if there are still waiting people to read.

We do make special arrangements for people with completed manuscripts or compilations - anything that is too long to read during a meeting.

What else does the club do?
During the year, we host free programs at the library - including author visits and National Novel Writing Month write-ins every November. We also co-sponsor the Lakefly Writers Conference each May at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Coming in 2016: a public access television show called Author Showcase created by two of our members.

Still not sure if we're right for you? You best bet is to come to a meeting and see how we fit!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Next Meeting - Jan. 7

There are five Saturday in December so we won't meet again until 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. As always, meetings are free and open to the anyone 17 and older. 

Meetings are held in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library.  

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Lakefly Writing Contests

The 2017 Lakefly Writing Contests will begin to accept submissions on Jan. 2. No entry fees; cash prizes. Open to Wisconsin residents only. Note: To win, you must be able to attend the awards ceremony Friday evening, May 12, at the Oshkosh Public Library.

Categories are: flash fiction, poetry, essay and for teens, there's a short story contest. One entry per category. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 27.

For complete submission guidelines, please go to: