Saturday, February 27, 2010

Congrats Tom and Dan!

Tom C. has a short story accepted in the Winter 2009 issue of "Battered Suitcase," published by Vagabond Press.

Dan H. had a poem selected for the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets 2011 calendar.

If you have some news you'd like to report, please email Ruth at

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Writing Prompt - March 6

The writing prompt for the March 6th meeting is "battered suitcase." Use it in a poem, sketch, essay or story. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Writing for Magazines Workshop

Appleton Public Library will host "Writing for Magazines" an inspiring workshop with Ellen Kort, Wisconsin's first poet laureate. Located in the Lower Level Meeting Room of Appleton Public Library, Thursday, Feb 11, 1:30 - 3 pm. No writing experience is necessary. The event is free and open to the public.

The program is sponsored by Writing Matters, where members discuss books about the writing craft, participate in writing exercises, listen to good writing, and learn about different genres and writing techniques.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Spotlight Author/Prompt - Feb. 20th

Judi is the Spotlight Author on Feb. 20th - if you still need a copy of her work, please contact Ruth P.

The writing prompt for the Feb. 20 meeting is to write a 50-word story.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

2010 Fox Cities Book Festival

The third annual Fox Cities Book Festival will be held April 11-18th. Visiting authors include James Campbell, Chris Crutcher, Kim Edwards, Lesley Kagen, Ellen Cort, Daniel San Souci, Jane Hamilton, Mary Karr, Ted Koosier and David Wroblewski. For a complete list of authors, please click here.

Neenah Public Library, the nearest Book Festival host, offers up the following:

Sunday, April 11, 2 p.m.: Newbery Honor Award Winner Gennifer Choldenko, author of Al Capone Does My Shirts.

Tuesday, April 13, 7 p.m.: Humorist Laurie Notaro, author of Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death, I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies): True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl.

Wednesday, April 14, 4 p.m.: James DeVita, author of the Young Adult novel, The Silenced.

Wednesday, April 14, 7 p.m.: Wisconsin’s First Poet Laureate, Ellen Kort, and Paula Tiller, “A Marriage of Music and Poetry”

Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m.: Lesley Kagen, Whistling in the Dark: The Fourth Annual Fox Cities Reads title.

Friday, April 16, 2 p.m.: Urban Farming in America with urban farmer Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Meeting Reminder

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

Jack is the Author Spotlight and the writing prompt is: "He has secrets. Everyone did."