Sunday, November 04, 2018

Free Online Classes in Writing and Publishing

Your Oshkosh Public Library card now gives you free access to writing/publishing classes through Online Gale Courses. The interactive classes are six-weeks long and led by an experienced instructor. The next set of courses begin Nov. 14!

Courses include:

  • Write Fiction Like a Pro
Writing Essentials
  • Write Your Life Story
  • Writing for Children
Introduction to Screenwriting
  • Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers
  • Craft of Magazine Writing
  • Beginniners Guide to Getting Published


Course offerings vary by semester so be sure to check back!

Friday, November 02, 2018

A Closer Look: Author Showcase

OAWC members Tom Cannon and Dixie Jarchow host “Author Showcase” on the local public access cable Life TV channel. In each episode, Tom and Dixie sit down with a Wisconsin author and discuss the writing process, publishing, marketing and everything in between!

If you live in Oshkosh and have Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable), you can find the show on Channel 2.  A programming schedule can be found at http://www.oshkoshmedia.org/schedules.aspx


Dixie and Tom with guest author David Michael Williams
Not in the area? No problem! Episodes can be streamed at Author Showcase of Oshkosh on YouTube.  In addition to regular episodes, the YouTube channel also features shorts and outtakes. 

Be sure to like their Facebook page and follow them on twitter at @Author_Showcase 


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Meeting Reminder - Nov. 3

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Meeting reminder: Oct. 20


The next meeting of the Oshkosh Area Writers Club is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival, Oct. 11-14, has a great schedule of speakers again this year, including James Patterson, Oshkosh's own Laura Jean Baker, Kate Moore (The Radium Girls), 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Award winner Bao Phi,  and former Gov. Tommy Thompson. Check it out!

Find a list of presenters here.

Click here for a schedule of events.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Meeting Reminder - Oct. 6

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library.  

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

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Write Now: Six-Week Novel Writing Workshop



Have you written a novel? Maybe you have a first draft or an outline? Join us as we apply New York literary agent/writing coach Donald Maass’ advice to take our novels to the next level.

Using Maass’ book, Writing the Breakout Novel, and its companion workbook,
we’ll study the elements of bestselling novels and incorporate what we learn into our writing. There will be homework!

Mondays, Oct. 22 - Nov. 26; 6 p.m.  Lower level conference room.

The first ten people who register will receive a free copy of Maass’ book and the workbook. To register, call the library at 236-5203 and ask for Ruth.

Program led by the Oshkosh Area Writers Club.