Sunday, October 30, 2016

Local NaNoWriMo Events

Fox Valley area events for those participating in NaNoWriMo

Oshkosh Kick-off and Write-in (Hosted by the Oshkosh Public Library and the Oshkosh Area Writers Club) - Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. First floor reading room of the Oshkosh Public Library. 

Menasha Kick-off and Write-in (Hosted by the Menasha Public Library - ML present) - Wednesday, November 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library. 

Chilton Drop-in Write-in (Sponsored by the Chilton Public Library) - Saturday Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chilton Public Library. 

Appleton Write-in (hosted by ML) - Saturday Nov. 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Appleton Public Library - Meeting Room A 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Upcoming events

Just a reminder there's five Saturdays this month so we don't meet again until Nov. 5. 

In the meantime, you're welcome to join us at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 for our National Novel Writing Month kick-off party. It will be held in the Oshkosh Public Library's First Floor Reading Room; snacks will be provided!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Open Mic and NaNoWriMo

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club is hosting the following events:

Open Mic under the Dome
Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. 

Whether it’s something you wrote recently or a piece you dug out of your closet, tonight is all about sharing. Stand-up comic Eric Egan from the Backlot Comedy Club will get us started. Bring a friend! Refreshments will be served. 

NaNoWriMo : What is it?
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:30pm
Lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library

National Novel Writing Month is the largest writing project on the planet!  We’ll give you tips and tricks to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Think you can’t do it? Yes you can!

All programs are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Upcoming Programs

Not into Thursday night football? Write with us on Oct. 13 at Story Starters - a series 5-minute writing prompts. The program is free; bring a friend!  It starts at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

And be sure to join us at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 under the library dome for Open Mic Night. Eric from the Backlot Comedy Club will start us off; You can read poetry, fiction, whatever you want (reading time limit is 5 minutes). Have nothing to share? Audience members are important too! 

The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. 

Meeting reminder - Oct. 15

Just a reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. I and a few others will be the Wisconsin Writers Association Fall Conference in Neenah but Linda has agreed to run the club meeting. 

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Write Now: Story Starters

Please join us for “Story Starters” on  Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

Plan for some 5-minute writing sessions based on writing prompts designed to awaken your creativity and imagination.

No experience necessary; all ages welcome. Bring writing supplies/devices.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

WWA Fall Conference

There is still time to register for the Wisconsin Writers Association fall conference, Oct. 14 and 15 in Neenah. Speakers include Jill Swenson, Melania Boyung, Lisa Lickel, Barry Wightman, Silvia Acevedo, Tom Davis and keynote speaker Jerry Apps.

For more information or to register, please go to