Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. There is no Author Spotlight but upcoming Spotlights include Chuck on March 5th and Tom on March 19th.

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

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"The Power of the Pen" Writers Conference

"The Power of the Pen" Writer's Conference will be held Saturdays, March 19 and March 26, 2011, at the Fox Valley Technical College, Neenah. This conference is DIRT CHEAP ($15.65 per class) with talented, reputable instructors.

Course offerings include:
  • Creating Imagery In Poetry
  • Discovering Your Creativity
  • Mastering Social Media: For Writers
  • Self Publishing: A Whole New World
  • The Power of Brochures and Ads
  • Writing the Story Only You Can Tell
  • Writing the Historical Novel
  • Writing Dialogue in Fiction
  • Writing to Transform Your Life
For more information and to register, please click here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Congrats to Tom!

Tom recently had a short story and a poem accepted for publication. You go, guy!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Neenah Public Library - Events

Neenah Public Library is hosting the following events at part of Fox Cities Book Festival:
  • Monday, April 11, 7 p.m.: The Book Babes, Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel, authors of Between the Covers: The Book Babes’ Guide to a Woman’s Reading Pleasures.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m.: Naturalist Gordon Grice, author of Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals, a unique survey of animal behavior; a darkly funny, highly personal take on virtually every encounter with an animal that might pose bodily harm to humans.

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2 p.m.: Luis Alberto Urrea, this year’s Fox Cities Reads author. Urrea is the author of the national bestselling nonfiction work, The Devil’s Highway and fiction work, Into the Beautiful North.

  • Friday, April 15, 2 p.m.: Sara Rath, author of the biography of H.H. Bennett, the photographer famous for his early, dramatic photos of the Wisconsin Dells.

  • Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.: Nancy Carlson, children’s author and New York Times bestselling author, Annie Barrows!

  • Sunday, April 17, 2 p.m.: Annie Barrows’ children event – Ivy and Bean!

  • Sunday, April 17, 6 p.m.: Annie Barrows’ special after-hours event for adults to talk about the international bestseller, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Other authors appearing at venues throughout the Fox Cities: Philip Gulley (Quaker minister/humorist), Will Allen (urban farmer), Lynda Barry (cartoonist), Jerry Apps, Michael Perry, poet Todd Boss, Hilary Jordan (author of Mudbound) and Elizabeth Cunningham (author of the Maeve Chronicles).

See www.foxcitiesbookfestival.org for more information about the Fox Cities Book Festival.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5th in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library.

We will start with guest speaker Mark Ferguson, who is looking for area writers/researchers to help him compile a history of the Buckstaff Observatory. For more information on his project, go to: http://tinyurl.com/5uml3g7

Because Mark's project has been widely publicized, I'm not sure what to expect but we will begin the Author Spotlight at 11:15; Pat K. is the featured author.