Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Congrats Joyce!

OAWC member Joyce Frohn will do book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at Apple Blossom Books, downtown Oshkosh. Joyce will be promoting an inspirational science fiction anthology “When Morning Stars Sing.”

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wisconsin Poetry Festival

The first-ever Wisconsin Poetry Festival will be held Sept. 24th and 25th in Fort Atkinson, WI

Don't miss this poetry-rich gathering along the Rock River in Fort Atkinson, hometown to heralded Wisconsin poet Lorine Niedecker. This two day event offers workshops, poetry readings, an open mic, and a Poetry Café. For a schedule of events, click here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jawbreaker Poetry Project

The Jawbreaker Poetry Project is a collaboration between Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf and Verse Wisconsin.

"Luck of the Draw" is the theme, and poems are sought that touch, in some way, on good fortune, misfortune, opportunities gone awry, flukes, coincidence or second chances.

Selected poems will be packed into jawbreaker capsules with candy, gum or toys, and available — along with the possibility of winning a year's subscription to Verse Wisconsin — from a dispenser coined the Verse-O-Matic. This dispenser will be transported to various Wisconsin venues statewide in April during National Poetry Month, then travel with Verse Wisconsin editors to events, conferences and festivals nationwide throughout 2011.

The poems will also be published in the summer 2011 online issue of Verse Wisconsin. Full guidelines and more details are at the Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf website.

Make submissions to Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf only.

Deadline is Nov. 30.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Take a Class

The Fox Valley Technical College is offering a Fiction Writing class at their Neenah campus. The class is Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 9 through Nov. 20th. The cost is $58.05 and includes lectures, writing exercises and critiques.

For film buffs, a Literature on Film class Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 2 through Nov. 13. The cost is $63.35 and includes reading literature , watching the movie and then having comparison discussions.

Lastly, those who want to start a blog, get on Facebook and use other social networking sites may be interested in Social Networking Online, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20th. Cost is $15.65

For information and registration forms, please visit the Fox Valley Technical College website at www.fvtc.edu

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. Pat K. is the Author Spotlight.

As always, meetings are free and open to anyone age 17 or older. For more information, email oawc@aol.com

Saturday, August 14, 2010

NANO Flash Fiction/Essay Contest

NANO Fiction is now accepting entries for the Second Annual NANO Prize. $500 and publication will be awarded to a flash fiction piece, prose poem, or micro essay of 300 words or less.

The entry fee is $15 for the first three pieces and $2 for each additional piece. Each entrant will also receive a one year subscription to NANO Fiction.

All submitted pieces will be considered for publication. Previously published work will not be accepted and all entrants will be notified of the winner by email in October.

Contest deadline is August 31, 2010.

Click here for submission guidelines.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Author Visit

Meet best-selling YA author Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen of “The Compound” and “The Gardener” who will do a book signing at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at Apple Blossom Books, City Center, Oshkosh. (I loved "The Compound" - rp)

Stuve-Bodeen will kick off the midnight release party of "Mockingjay," the final book in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.

For more information, contact Apple Blossom Books at 230-3395.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Paine Art Center - Free Admittance

if you're looking for some creative inspiration, Paine Art Center is holding a free community day Sunday, August 8, from 11am-4pm.

Visitors are invited to tour the mansion, wander the garden, and view the current art exhibit Norman Rockwell free courtesy of Mercy Medical Center and Affinity Health System.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. Bob B. is the Spotlight Author.

As always, meetings are free and open to anyone age 17 or older. For more information, please contact oawc@aol.com.