Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Meeting Reminder - Jan. 17

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

Saturday, January 10, 2015

WWA Author Showcase

The Wisconsin Writers Association will sponsor their second annual Author Showcase in conjunction with the Lakefly Writers Conference, May 9, 2015 at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Enjoy a variety of books for sale by Wisconsin publishers and authors at this free event.

If you would like to reserve table space, please contact Phillip Gaithright at fcfmgr@wiwrite.org; cost is $20. 

Monday, January 05, 2015

Lakefly Writing Contests

The Lakefly Writers Conference (May 8-9) has announced their 2015 writing contests:

Short story fiction:  2500 words or less. Any genre that includes the theme: Temptation

Flash fiction:  500 words or less; any genre.

First Five Pages:  A maximum of the first five pages of an original, unpublished novel; any genre. It must be accompanied by a two-paragraph synopsis. The novel does not need to be completed at the time of submission.

The Jean Nelson Essay: 2500 words or less. Theme: Literary character I would most like to meet.

There's no fee to enter; cash prizes. Deadline is March 15, 2015.

For complete rules and submission guidelines, visit the Lakefly Writers Conference contest page.

Thursday, January 01, 2015


Expand your vocabulary, exercise your brain and improve your writing by learning one new word every day. Sign up at Word of the Day to have a word emailed to you daily.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

New Release: Nuances of Time

Congrats to Paul Christy on the recent release of his book of poetry, Nuances of Time, edited by Thomas C. Cannon. 

Paul's unique vision of the world exemplifies how language and our perceptions direct us, sometimes away from truth, from God. Paul has collected these poems to share with family and friends but these intimate poems will engage any reader.

Be sure to leave a review!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Start a Journal!

The beginning of a new year is a great time to start a journal. 

Not sure how to begin? Start small. Describe the physical appearance of your journal, why you chose this particular notebook, note the date and time of your entry, and describe the setting you're writing in. 

Here are some other writing prompts to kick off your creative journey: 119 Journal Prompts for Your Journal

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.