Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Upcoming Events

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17 in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. Pat K. is the Author Spotlight.

Also, on Wednesday, March 21, we're going to tape members reading their works to be potentially posted on our youtube page. If you would like to participate, join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Lower Level Meetings Room A/B at the library. Feel free to bring props -- and it's okay to attend even if you don't want to be taped!

As always, both the meeting and the podcast event are free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Contest Deadline Extended!

The deadline for the Wisconsin Writer's Association "Jessica Nelson Poetry Book Contest" has been extended.

Qualifying Topic: Poetry presented in a book-length collection of a single author’s work. Entries must be an unpublished manuscript of a single author’s original poetry. It is acceptable for some of the poetry to have been published before, so long as the author retains the copyright and gives credit where the items have been previously published, but the manuscript should include a substantial number of poems that have not been previously published. The first prize winner will be given strong consideration for publication by the WRWA Press if the author meets our requirements for participating energetically in book promotion.

For more information or the enter online, click here.

Join our Podcast Project!

Tom has set up a YouTube account for the club and we’d like to film people reading their work and put it up on the internet. There is no monetary reward but this a great opportunity to practice real-life readings, review the video and perhaps see where you need improvement. Nothing will go on the internet without your approval.

If you would like to participate, please wear clothes that are a single color - stripes and patterns don’t film well. You’re welcome to read from a notebook, etc. but please rehearse a few times before the event so you can get down the pace / tone you want to convey.

Much thanks to Tom for leading us on this new project! Like everything else we’ve ever done, I imagine this will be a learning experience but if Tom is involved, we know it will be fun!