Thursday, February 14, 2019

Meeting Reminder - Feb. 16

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library.


As always, meetings are free and open to any 17 and older. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Driftless Writers Center Seeking Submissions

To celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2020, The Driftless Writing Center will publish an anthology of writing and images rooted in the Driftless area.

They welcome unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid forms, and black-and-white art. They're seeking a broad range of voices, styles, topics, and experiences. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to be part of this collection.

Submissions welcome until April 1, 2019. Selections will be made by guest editors Matt Cashion (Fiction), Nikki Wallschlaeger (Poetry), and Amy Weldon (Nonfiction and Hybrid). Contributors whose work is chosen will receive $75 plus two copies of the anthology and may be invited to read at their anniversary celebration.

Learn more and submit your work online at: https://driftlesswritingcenter.submittable.com/submit.

The Driftless Writing Center, based in Viroqua, Wisconsin, connects writers, readers, and audiences through workshops, discussions, and public performances. 

More information at www.driftlesswritingcenter.org or (608) 492-1669.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Meeting reminder: Jan. 19

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. 

As always, meetings are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Lakefly Writing Contests

The 2019 Lakefly Writing Contests are open for submissions! 

Categories are flash fiction, personal essay, poetry; and for teens only, a short story contest.

No entry fee; cash prizes. Authors must live in Wisconsin or register for the Lakefly Writers Conference, May 10 and 11th.

Winners must be able to attend an awards ceremony on  Saturday, May 11, at the Oshkosh Convention Center.

Deadline for submissions is March 1st.

The contests are supported in part by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Complete rules and submission guidelines are here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Call for Volunteers

Katie Samuelson of BEAMING Inc. is looking for help putting together material and perhaps working with other clubs through UW-Oshkosh to show the community more about therapeutic riding and the value of equine-based therapy or service animal therapy. 

She is specifically looking for volunteers to work with students in need of help in putting their thoughts to words. The students are exceptional high school students that have some learning issues in the school setting but thrive at BEAMING Inc.

You may contact Katie through the Beaming Inc. website.

Holiday Party - Dec. 15

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the lower level conference room at the Oshkosh Public Library. 

This is our annual holiday party so we won't be doing writing critiques. 

Please bring a wrapped White Elephant gift (something in new/good condition that you already own but never use). There will be donuts, others are welcome to bring a snack to share as well. We will also take a group photo on the second floor by the  Christmas trees.

Note: The White Elephant gifts will be used as a writing prompt for the receiver, if that helps you decide what to bring.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Meeting Reminder - Dec. 1

Just a friendly reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

Meetings are free and open to anyone 17 and older.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Meeting Reminder - Nov. 17

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. 

Please note: Downtown businesses (including the library) will have a Grinchmas celebration going on that morning so you may want to give yourself extra time for traffic/parking.