Saturday, March 23, 2013

Author Visit - Abby Frucht

Author Abby Frucht will talk about her latest book, a collection of short stories titled "Bell at the End of a Rope."  The program begins at 6:30pm, Tuesday, April 9, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Ave.

The recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a New Voices Award from Quality Paperback Book Club, and several citations for notable books from The New York Times,, Abby won the Kay W. Levin Short non-fiction prize from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. A committed mentor who has taught for 16 years in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, she lives in Wisconsin.

Abby will read from her book and talk about the writing life. There is will be a Q&A session at the end.

The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Billie's Blog

Club member Billie Jean Dierson has a blog at

Her latest entry is about the CLIO awards and television commercials.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Saturday, March 16 "Book Bash"

The theme for the Saturday, March 16,  Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market is Winter is "Book Bash."  They will be featuring local authors to sell and/or sign their books. 

The winter farmers market is held in Becket's Atrium in the City Center, 2 Jackson St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There are a few spots available for local authors to sign and sell their books. Contact Kathleen Witman at 920//379//3741 for more info.

Meeting, Conference and Prizes!

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m Saturday, March 16 in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library. Billie D. is the Spotlight Author.

Reminder: The early-bird registration fee of $45 for the Lakefly Literary Conference, downtown Oshkosh, ends March 31! Scheduled authors include horror writer Mort Castle, Wisconsin Poet Laurette Max Garland, local author Jess Riley, CNN writer John Dedakis and others. You can NOT go wrong for $45...and that includes lunch! For more information, go to

If you like cash prizes, be sure to check out Lakefly's writing contests as well. Top prize is $400; no entry fee. Deadline is March 31st.