Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Untitled Town Book and Author Festival

Green Bay is hosting its first Untitled Town Book and Author Festival, April 28-30. 

The event features over 70 authors including Sherman Alexie, Margaret Atwood, Michael Perry, Benjamin Percy, Larry Watson and our own Louis Clark.

In addition to book talks/signings, the festival includes workshops on writing and publishing.

Check out their website at

Monday, March 27, 2017

Meeting reminder - April 1

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1st, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. 

In lieu of our regular meeting, we will be judging entries for the city-wide children’s Create-A-Book contest. We’ve done this the past 10 years - it’s easy and fun, plus there will snacks!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lakefly Writers Conference: Writing Your Life Story

Johanna Garton
The Lakefly Writers Conference offers two workshops on writing memoirs, both on Friday, May 12.

Johanna Garton will present Writing from a Place of Vulnerability, where she will discuss how to write about the loved ones in your life without getting disowned, and other lessons she learned while writing her own memoir.

Garton, her husband and two adopted children moved to China for a year so the children could experience their birth country. Garton shared their adventuress on a blog and when she returned to the States, she kept “writing and writing and writing” until she had a book, Awakening East: Moving Our Adopted Children Back to China.

You don’t have to travel the globe to have a compelling life story. Kristine D. Adams will
Kristine D. Adams
 help you flush out your own pivotal personal experiences with  What’s Your Story? Whether you're the family historian, storyteller or black sheep, your story should be preserved – and Adams will help you tell it.

"Very interesting, such a good teacher. Sparked lots of ideas,” said Carolyn Quinn who attended a previous workshop of Adams.

These are only two of the inspiring workshops offered at the 2017 Lakefly Writers Conference, May 12-13, at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Registration is $65 ($45 if you register before March 31). Click here for the complete schedule of workshops.  

The Lakefly Writers Conference is sponsored by the Oshkosh Public Library and The Friends of the Oshkosh Public Library in partnership with the Oshkosh Area Writers Club.

If you would like to be a sponsor for this annual event, please contact Ruth Percey at the Oshkosh Public Library: Donations can be also made to the Oshkosh Foundation – Oshkosh Public Library Programing Fund.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Meeting Reminder - March 18

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18 in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to anyone 17 and older. 

A heads-up for our April 1st meeting: It's that time of year when we judge the city-wide Create-A-Book contest for students in grades 3 through 5. Entries will be culled before we get them, and an easy-to-use score card will be provided for judging entries. If you haven't participated in this yet, it's a lot of fun, and there are snacks!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Congrats to Joyce!

Joyce Frohn

Hats off to Joyce Frohn, who recently had her short story, Whistle Stop,  accepted by Page & Spine.