Thursday, May 27, 2010

Apple Blossom Books is moving

In July, Apple Blossom Books is moving to City Center (into former Morton's Pharmacy, next to The Carmel Crisp Shop). Look for expanded hours, a larger selection of merchandise and continued special events.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Author Visit - Jim Zitzelsberger

Retired teacher Jim Zitzelsberger will discuss his debut novel, "Cry for the Water Buffalo" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, at the Oshkosh Public Library.

Cry for the Water Buffalo is the story of a Vietnamese family decimated by the war around them and a sniper caught up in the military machine. The characters are shaped by the war, driven by it, and worst of all never freed from it. The book is fiction but clearly draws on the author's experience serving two tours of duty in Vietnam with Naval Mobil Construction Battalion (MCB) 128 stationed at Da Nang & Quang Tri from 1967-69.

The program is free and open to the pubic; for more information please call the Library at 236-5205.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jade Ring Contest

The Wisconsin Regional Writer's Association is taking submissions for the Jade Ring Contest. There is no entry fee but membership is required. A one-year membership fee is $25 and registration is easy; click here for a membership application.

Categories for 2010 are Essay, Nostalgia, Adult Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Poetry, and First Chapters

Contest rules have been revised since 2009, including an increase in prize money. For a complete set of new rules, click here.

Contest deadline is June 15, 2010.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Books

Below are a few new/upcoming books on the craft of writing. Feel free to comment on these or any other titles related to writing/publishing.

The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club by Maeve Binchy

How to Write a Damn Good Thriller: A Step-by-Step Guide for Novelists and Screenwriters by James N. Frey

Booklife: Strategies & survival tips for the 21st-Century Writer by Jeff VanderMeer

The 90-Day Novel : A Day-by-Day Plan for Outlining and Writing Your Book by Sarah Domet

Naked, Drunk, and Writing : Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay
by Adair Lara

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010, in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Ave.

Although Main Street is under construction, you can cross it at the intersection of High and Main streets; Irving and Main streets; or just after the Main Street Bridge on Ceape Ave.

As always, meetings are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Northwoods Children's Book Conference

The 8th Annual Northwoods Children's Book Conference (NCBC) will be held at Sept. 30- Oct. 1, 2010, at the Telemark Resort & Convention Center in Cable, Wisconsin. The conference is designed specifically for librarians, educators, and writers, with workshops on Thursday and Friday that explore the best of children's literature and fresh ideas in programming.

Date: 30 September - 1 October
Place: Telemark Resort & Convention Center Cable, Wisconsin

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