Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Meeting reminder / Christmas Party

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 in the lower level room of the Oshkosh Public Library. 

We'll be holding our annual Christmas Party so please being a wrapped White Elephant gift - an item you already own that is in good or excellent condition that you no longer want/use. After the gift exchange, we'll be heading up to the Library dome to have a group Christmas photo taken. Donuts will be provided but you're welcome to bring a snack to share as well.

We will not be doing any critiques.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Call for Submissions: Buzzy Mag

Buzzy Mag is looking for original science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories up to 10,000 words. Thriller, suspense and paranormal tales that cross into traditional speculative fiction are welcome. E-submissions only. 

The magazine also pays five cents/word for genre book reviews. The book should have a release date of no more than 3 months in the past. 

Questions? Like Buzzy Mag on their Facebook Fan Page and join in the discussion.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Free Program: Resources for Writers

Don't miss the free program, Resources for Writers, at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

You've got the ideas - the Oshkosh Public Library has the tools. Learn about resources that Oshkosh Public Library has available for writers:

·         Scrivener project management software.
·         Adobe InDesign to make flyers, brochures, business cards and digital magazines.
·         Adobe Illustrator for icons and logos.
·         Adobe Photoshop for photo editing.
·         iMovie or Moviemaker for book trailers and other videos.

This is not a hands-on program but a brief overview of each tool will be provided.  The program is funded by a grant from the Library Services & Technology Act.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Meeting Reminder: Dec. 6

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday Dec. 6 in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to the public.

Also, a heads-up that our White Elephant Gift Exchange will be held at the Dec. 2oth meeting. Bring a wrapped, unwanted item from your home that's in new or nearly new condition. The gifts will be the subject of writing prompts so make your exchange gift interesting!

Friday, November 21, 2014

NaNoWriMo: Night of Writing Dangerously

Join us for a Night of Writing Dangerously, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, Nov. 24, in the Waters Building (under the Dome) at the Oshkosh Public Library.

The month  is drawing to a close and we want to help you complete your novel.  Hang on tight--it's a race to the finish and you may be in for a wild night of writing!

NaNoWriMo events are sponsored by the Oshkosh Public Library in partnership with the Oshkosh Area Writers Club and would not be possible without funding from the Friends of the Oshkosh Public Library. 

You do NOT need to participating in NaNoWriMo to attend but be prepared to write!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meeting reminder + lock-in

Just a reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

We're also holding a writing lock-in from 6 to 10 p.m. that evening at the library. The library is closed to the public but someone will be available to let you in. Refreshments will be served.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Tonight's goal is to write 1000 words. Maybe you'll only write 200. The point is, you don't have to write alone! Join us for light snacks and heavy whining - then it's time to write! Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oshkosh Public Library, under the library dome.

You're welcome to join the writing session even if are not participating in National Novel Writing Month.