Friday, October 25, 2013

Laurie Malliett - Book Release Party

Congrats to Laurie Malliett on the publication of her inspirational book, "Tamar's Closet, A Journey Of Healing." The book about domestic violence offers guidance and encouragement to abused women.

A book release party for Laurie will be held Saturday Nov. 30th, from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Paper Valley Hotel, 333 West College Ave., Appleton, WI 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

2013 National Novel Writing Month

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club is thrilled to be hosting NaNoWriMo write-ins at the Oshkosh Public Library:

Pre-Plan Your Novel
We’re going to pump you up with great advice on how to plan your upcoming masterpiece, and tricks to avoid writer’s block.
1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, Lower Level Conference Room

Kick-Off Party
Come prepared to write! We want you to get a great start on your commitment to write 50,000 words. Refreshments will be served.
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
Note: Library will be closed to the public. Use north entrance, adjacent to parking lot.

Night of Writing Dangerously
Need some words? Let us help you with plot ninjas, word sprints and other support in a quiet setting designed to get you to your word count goal.
6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Nov. 9
Note: Library will be closed to the public. Use north entrance, adjacent to parking lot.

Halfway Hell
Are you over 25,000 words at this point? Whether you are or not, stop in to spend an hour or two writing with friends.
1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, Waters Building (Under the Dome)

Sugar Rush
Fuel your writing with donuts and juice. Stop in and celebrate or commiserate with fellow authors. While you're here, add a few thousand words to your word count.
10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Waters Building (Under the Dome)

Thank God It’s Over Party
Join your fellow authors in a celebration of your effort, win or lose.
1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30th
Waters Building (Under the Dome)
Refreshments will be served

The events are funded by the Friends of the Oshkosh Public Library.

For more information on these and other area NaNoWriMo events, please email

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. Chuck and Bill are sharing the Author Spotlight, since both their pieces are relatively short.

As always, meetings are free and open to anyone 17 and older.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Attention DoeHEADS!*

Local author Jim Metz has a new book out, "Lizzie McCourt: Baby Doe's Legend Begins Here," available on e-book. Members may recall reviewing a draft of the book a few years ago. The book is about Lizzie's formative years in Oshkosh as the daughter of clothier Peter McCourt, before she married Harvey Doe in 1877 and moved to Colorado.

*A DoeHEAD is a fan of Oshkosh native "Baby Doe" Tabor; is their homepage.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Meeting Reminder - Oct. 5

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Ave.

Chuck is the Author Spotlight.

As always, meetings are free and open to anyone age 17 and older.