Saturday, December 31, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Saturday, December 03, 2011
At our Dec. 3 meeting, Dave Rank of the Wisconsin Writers Association was the guest speaker. Dave congratulated us on becoming the organization's 14 Charter Club and explained the benefits of membership, including reduced fees on attending the WWA's fall conference and contest entry fees.
Dave also announced the organization has started their own book imprint. Upon acceptance, WWA will publish your book at no cost to the author, instead recouping their costs through a percentage of sales which reduce in proportion to increased sales. In addition, they publish a literary magazine, Creative Wisconsin.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Jim Zitzelsberger, local author, has graciously agreed to read from his latest book, Clancy's Christmas Stampede and Other Christmas Story-Poems, from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm in the Library Dome on December 7th. At 7:00 pm the Oshkosh Youth Choir will be performing.
Mr. Zitselsberger is a retired teacher/librarian and is currently writing and farming in Wisconsin. He has a quiet sense of humor and a gift for finding beauty in every Christmas.
Posted by OAWC at 10:04 AM
Monday, November 28, 2011
Deadline is Dec. 31, 2011. No Entry Fee. $1000 for first place. Submit a short original previously unpublished written response for this topic: create a list of your 10 favorite books and what they have taught you. Must not exceed 250 words. See Firstwriter.com for details.
Posted by Unknown at 5:51 PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. I will be out of town that day so the first person to arrive gets to run the meeting. Woot woot!
Judi is the Spotlight Author.
Upcoming Spotlights include Dixie on Dec. 3 and Janet on Dec. 17.
Posted by OAWC at 3:28 PM
Friday, November 04, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
This is a Write A Novel In a Month contest. November is the month. You must submit 60,000 words to complete your novel. Any genre is acceptable. You may prepare mentally, but do not begin writing until November 1st. Several of OAWC members have entered and won personal fame and glory. Speak to one of us and give it a try!
The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. Louis is the Spotlight Author.
Important! This is the last day I will be collecting NEW memberships for the Wisconsin Writers Association; join for $20. The price will be $35 in 2012 so take advantage of this opportunity!
Posted by OAWC at 2:44 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
We had a wonderful open mic on Tuesday, Oct 25, with over 20 people in attendance. There was a nice mix of personal essays, short stories and poetry. Afterward, we enjoyed coffee from the New Moon, a cheese and sausage tray, and other snacks.
It was great to meet members of the newly formed Oshkosh poetry club and future collaborations are likely!
Posted by OAWC at 8:37 PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. Kristen is the Author Spotlight; her piece is titled "Dark Avenger."
Note: I will be sending in a group membership for the Wisconsin Writers Association (the word 'regional' has been dropped). If you want to join or renew on Saturday, you will get a $5 discount. If interested, please bring a check for $20 payable to the Wisconsin Writers Association.
Posted by OAWC at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Continuing Studies at UW Madison is hosting a Weekend with your Novel on Nov. 11-13, 2011. This includes workshops and critique groups as well as guest speakers. Get more information online at 222.dcs.wisc.edu/lsa/writing/weekend.htm.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
2nd Annual Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival
October 14-16, 2011. The theme for this year’s Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival is Memory. Our memories are an intrinsic part of who we are and how we view the world. Ever wonder how a writer or artist uses the rich universe of memory? Be a part of the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival and listen to authors and illustrators talk about their work and the role memory plays in their craft.
2011 Authors and Illustrators:
• Jerry Pinkney
• Candace Fleming
• M.T. Anderson
• Liz Garton Scanlon
• Tom Lichtenheld
• Catherine Gilbert Murdock
• Francisco X. Mora
• Stacey Williams-Ng
Posted by OAWC at 9:52 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. Janet is the Author Spotlight.
In honor of our 9th anniversary this month, everyone is invited to bring a snack to share!
As always, meetings are free and open to anyone age 17 or older.
Posted by OAWC at 5:52 PM
Monday, September 12, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library.
Pat K. is the Spotlight Author, her piece is titled "The Cougar Chronicles."
Also, a reminder that member John Bauernfeind is doing an Author Talk on his new book, "The Road to Mindo," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31st, at the library. Please attend and show your support!
Posted by OAWC at 5:25 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Fox Valley Technical College is offering "Short Story Magic."
Description: Discover effective techniques for portraying a lot, quickly, in a short story! The short story is experiencing renewed popularity, and its techniques are also excellent for novels, screenplays and biographies. Learn to engage readers; use dialogue, action, and emotional “turnovers,” have settings mirror them; and build scenes that lead to a memorable climax.
Class meets from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Neenah Regional Center. Cost is $21.88 or $5.10 if you 62 or older.
To register, go to www.fvtc.edu
Posted by OAWC at 4:17 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. We will be meeting at the chapel of Riverside Cemetery on Algoma Blvd. for some free writing. Bring writing tools, maybe a towel or blanket to sit on, water and wear sunscreen if it's hot/sunny. In case of rain, the event will be canceled. Should be an interesting time, hope to see you there!
Posted by OAWC at 8:28 PM
Friday, August 12, 2011
The Oshkosh Seniors Center has a "newcomer" writing workshop, "Writing from the Heart," on Tuesdays, Aug. 23 to Sept. 27, from 1:30 to 3:30. Fee is $1.00 - yes, one dollar!
The facilitator is Roger LeBouton, who taught literature and writing for over 40 years. For more information, call the Center at 232-5300.
Posted by OAWC at 8:53 PM
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday Aug. 6 at the Oshkosh Public Library. Dixie is the Author Spotlight.
And a heads-up that the library will closed Aug. 20 so we will be meeting at 10 a.m. at the chapel at Riverside Cemetery, Algoma Blvd. for a free writing session.
Posted by OAWC at 6:51 PM
Friday, July 08, 2011
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Sunday, July 03, 2011
The 2nd Annual Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival will be held October 14-16, 2011.
This year's authors include M.T. Anderson, Liz Garton Scanlon and Tom Lichtenheld will be appearing along with Jerry Pinkney, Candace Fleming, and Henry Cole.
More authors and illustrator announcements will be coming soon!
Sign up for e-mail updates to receive the latest author announcements and festival news, and follow on Facebook and Twitter.
Posted by OAWC at 9:10 AM
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Camp NaNoWriMo has opened! It is the latest creative adventure from the Office of Letters and Light, the same folks who bring you National Novel Writing Month (@NaNoWriMo). Join at
http://campnanowrimo.org or follow on Twitter at @CampNaNoWriMo
They just posted a new camp video: http://t.co/8daYepB This should help you prepare for the adventure ahead!
Posted by OAWC at 6:47 PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. Chuck is the Spotlight Author.
As always, meetings are free and open to the public. Note that parking may be limited due to traffic for the Farmer's Market.
Posted by OAWC at 3:44 PM
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library.
Please note that due to the Farmer's Market, you may want to leave home a littler earlier than usual.
Also, the Buckstaff group will meet at 9:15, prior to the club meeting.
Posted by OAWC at 9:49 AM
Thursday, June 09, 2011
“Author Spotlight” allows writers to bring in pieces of work that are eight or more pages, or a compilation of pieces that are best read/reviewed together. The last hour of each Saturday meeting is devoted to discussing the works of the featured author; advance registation is required and authors must bring ten copies of their work prior to their turn in the “Spotlight.” Those who accept a copy of the author’s work must commit to reading it and showing for the review.
Upcoming Author Spotlights:
June 18 - Janet
July 2 - Chuck
July 16 - Tom
Aug. 6 - Dixie
Posted by OAWC at 9:12 PM
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
At our June 4th, meeting, Pat K. announced that Random House has made on offer on her novel about a female fugitive. The deal would require a sequel and with one offer on the table, Pat's agent is shopping for a competing bid.
Dixie and Joyce reported on the WisCon feminist science fiction writer's conference held recently in Madison.
Posted by OAWC at 9:03 PM
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
The First 50 Pages: Engage Agents, Editors and Readers, and Set Your Novel Up For Success by Jeff Gerke (Nov 25, 2011)
Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (And Live to Tell About It) by Rochelle Melander (Oct 18, 2011)
The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master by Martha Alderson (Oct 15, 2011)
Ready, Set, Novel!: A Workbook by Lindsey Grant, Tavia Stewart-Streit and Chris Baty (Sep 21, 2011)
Posted by OAWC at 10:02 PM
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4th, in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library.
Please being your favorite book(s) on the craft of writing to pass around and share. One of my faves? "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott.
There will be no Author Spotlight.
As always, meetings are free and open to anyone age 17 or older.
Posted by OAWC at 5:36 PM
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Oshkosh Seniors Center is a writers workshop, "Writing from the Heart," on Wednesdays, June 1 to June 22. Fee is $1.00 - yes, one dollar!
The facilitator is Roger LeBouton, who taught literature and writing for over 40 years. For more information, call the Center at 232-5300
Posted by OAWC at 8:47 AM
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The Wisconsin Regional Writer's Association is now accepting entries for their Jade Ring Contest.
Jade Ring Entries must be postmarked no later than June 15th.
PRIZES for all contest categories:
First Place: $150
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $80
Honorable Mention: $15 (two maximum)
JADE RING CONTEST CATEGORIES:
Nonfiction: essay, nostalgia
Fiction: Adult short story, juvenile short story
Poetry: Serious, Humorous
First Chapters: First chapter from a completed first draft of a book- length manuscript
Download complete contest rules. For more information contact WRWA Contests Workgroup Coordinator Sarah White at 608-347-7329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by OAWC at 10:22 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Jerry Apps will be at Apple Blossom Bookstore at 1 pm on Saturday, May 7th for a signing for his new books, “Horse-drawn days” and “Barns of Wisconsin” along with his fiction series set in Ames County. Pick up your copies early for great gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day too!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
UW-Oshkosh Professor Kathleen Corley, will talk about her latest book, "Maranatha : Women's Funerary Rituals and Christian Origins," a book about women's funeral rituals in the early Christian Church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Oshkosh Public Library.
The event is free and open to the public.
The event is free and open to the public.
Posted by OAWC at 11:27 AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
I hope you get a chance to attend one or more events sponsored by the Fox Cities Book Festival, which begins today. Speakers include children, teen and adult authors, illustrators, poets, non-fiction writers and representatives from the publishing industry. For a schedule of events throughout the Fox Cities, please go to:
Posted by OAWC at 10:12 AM