Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Meeting Reminder

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

Just a reminder - there's only about two weeks left to register for the Lakefly Literary Conference. We've got some great speakers - children's author Carolyn Lesser, young adult author Shelley Tougas, fantasy author Scott Lynch, romance writer Ruthie Knox, mystery writer Jon Loomis and others. For more information or to register, please go to www.lakeflylit.org

For those with Time Warner Cable, Pat Kilday and I will be promoting the conference on Oshkosh Today, the public access channel, that airs at 7 p.m. tonight (April 16) but will repeated throughout the week. Pat did a fabulous job! Me? Not so much :)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Free Program - Plotting Your Novel


You have an idea for that great American novel, but how do you begin plotting it out? Published author Dixie Jarchow steps into the Local Author Spotlight on Monday, March 24, at the Oshkosh Public Library with her program, Plotting Your Novel. The event, presented by the Oshkosh Area Writer's Club, begins at 7 p.m.  Monday, March 24, in the library's lower level meeting room.

Jarchow (who writes as Daisy Jerico) is the award-winning author of The Love Thief and Burning Love. She will share three different methods for plotting a book...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Meeting - Judging Children's Writing Contest

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

We will be joined by some UW-Oshkosh students for judging entries for the city-wide Create-a-Book contest for students in grades 3 through 5. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Free Program - Plotting Your Novel

You've got a great idea for a novel! Now what? Whether you are writing a romance, mystery or sci fi thriller, Dixie Jarchow will show you several different methods for plotting your book, including the Snowflake Method, Mind Mapping and 250 Questions.  
Jarchow (writes as Daisy Jerico) is the award-winning author of The Love Thief and Burning Love. Her presentation is part of series sponsored by the Oshkosh Area Writer’s Club where local authors talk about their books and offer tips for getting work published.
The free event is 7 p.m. Monday, March 24 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Ruth Percey at the Oshkosh Public Library, 920-236-5203.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meeting Reminder - March 1

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club would normally meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1st at the Oshkosh Public Library but all the meeting spaces will be taken over for the Library's celebration of Dr. Suess' birthday. Rather than cancel the meeting, we're going to gather for a social breakfast at McDonald's on Jackson Street (Across from Pick 'n Save) . Same time - 10 a.m. Hope you can make it!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to anyone 17 and older.

Also, registration for the Lakefly Literary Conference, May 9-10, is now open. Hallie Ephron and John Dedakis are the keynote speakers; other authors include Jon Loomis, Ruthie Knox, Kelli Dunham, and Scott Lynch. Save $15 if you register before March 31! For more info or to register, please visit www.lakeflylit.org or visit our Facebook page. 

Free Program: Would You Turn the Page?

Mark your calendar for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 when Pat Kilday will do a presentation at the Oshkosh Public Library: 

Would You Turn the Page? A book buyer only spends about thirty seconds skimming a book’s first page before deciding whether to read on. How do you create a first sentence that catches the jaded eye of an agent? How do you write a first page that makes a reader ask: What’s going on and why should I care? Pat will answer these questions and more. 

The program is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. The library will be holding a book sale that day, beginning at 10 a.m., so you may want to arrive a little early to get a good parking spot.