Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oct. 26 Program: What is NaNoWriMo?



New to National Novel Writing Month? Join us at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 to learn all about it! We’ll help you register, and provide tips and tricks to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Think you can’t do it? Yes you can!

Meeting will be held in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. Hope to see you there!

Click here for a full schedule of NaNoWriMo events.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Meeting reminder - Oct. 21

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 in the lower level conference room at the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to anyone 17 and older.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

National Novel Writing Month Events



National Novel Writing Month is the largest writing project on the planet!  The idea is to write a 50,000-word novel in the month of November. It's all about quantity, not quality! The Oshkosh Area Writers club is hosting these events to help you along; all ages are welcome to participate. Bring writing supplies/devices; free Wi-Fi available.

What is NaNoWriMo? 
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.
Oshkosh Public Library, lower level conference room
We’ll help you register for NaNoWriMo, and give you tips and tricks to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Think you can’t do it? Yes you can!

Kick-off Party
Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.
Oshkosh Public Library, first floor reading room

You’ve committed to writing a novel this month – get off to a great start. Come with paper or laptop and be ready to write! Refreshments will be served.

Thousand Word Thursday
Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.
Oshkosh Public Library, first floor reading room

Tonight’s goal is to write 1,000 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 start writing!

Night of Writing Dangerously
Saturday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 11 p.m.
Oshkosh Public Library

At a loss for words? Let us help you with plot ninjas, word sprints and other support.  Hang on tight – it’s a race to the finish during this wild night of writing!  Refreshments will be served.

Note: Library will be closed to the general public.  Use entrance adjacent to the parking lot.

Thank Goodness It’s Over Party
Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.
Oshkosh Public Library, first floor reading room

Join your fellow authors in a celebration of your effort, win or lose. Prizes and refreshments.

Events are sponsored by the Oshkosh Public Library and the Oshkosh Area Writers Club.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Local Toastmasters Club Forming

Public speaking is painful, but authors are expected to perform book readings and other speaking engagements. 

If you’re intimidated by speaking to a group, or just want to be a better speaker, Toastmasters is here to help!

An Oshkosh chapter of Toastmasters is forming. An organization meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the UW-Oshkosh Alumni Center.

Open Mic Night - Tuesday, Oct. 24



Join us for Open Mic at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, under the Dome of the Oshkosh Public Library. 

Whether it’s something you wrote at one of our Write Now! writing sessions or a piece you wrote independently, tonight is all about sharing. Not a writer? That's okay! Enjoy the musings our talented area writers.

Free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Oshkosh Public Library, in partnership with the Oshkosh Area Writers Club.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

M is for Memoir: Free writing series



Explore the art and variations of memoir writing with Deb Martin during a three-session series on Monday mornings. Discussion topics include journal writing, writing styles, the importance of family history, and what to do with what you’ve written.


Mondays, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6: All sessions start at 9 a.m. in the lower level Conference Room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

All ages and skill levels welcome. Attend one session or all three! There will be time to write/share what you’ve written. Please bring your current journal or start fresh with a new one. 

Deb Martin has been journaling for decades and is the author of Daycare Advice from Haley. She works as a private consultant in Oshkosh.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Group Forming: Novel and Screening Writing



Interested in writing a novel or screen play? Let's talk about getting a group together and set up a meeting schedule. 

We're hosting an organizational meeting for  Novel & Screenwriting writers, at 10 a.m. Sat., Oct. 14, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

The emphasis will be on creating characterization, and plot and narrative structure. Meetings will focus on individual story and character treatments first, and then later on critiques of members' narrative writing.

Note: The library parking lot is closed for repair but parking is available in the lot on the side of Jefferson Street, and on weekends, in the Human Services lot on the other side of Mount Vernon Street.


Monday, October 09, 2017

Free workshop: Redacted Poetry


Join us for Redacted Poetry at 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 11 in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

Redacted or Black Out Poetry, is a fun way to create a poem or story. Using a page from a newspaper, book or magazine, "black out" all of the words that you don't need, and leave only the words that tell your story. All ages and skill levels welcome. Pages and markers will be provided.

Note: The Library parking lot is closed due to resurfacing and widening of the stalls. Parking is available in the lot across Jefferson Street, and, after business hours, in the Human Services lot, on the other side of Mount Vernon St.