The Pen and Keyboard Writers invite members and visitors to attend sessions about improving writing. The September meeting will be "Giving Your Character Character." Due to several members attending the Ozark Creative Writers Conference, the October meeting is cancelled, but the November meeting's title is "Putting Your Characters in Their Place: a discussion about setting." December's meeting will be the Christmas party BYOCS (Bring Your Own Christmas Story).
Local author festivals provide an opportunity for authors to showcase their work while developing connections in the area, and the public learns about authors publishing right here in their neighborhood. Attendees can meet some of the top writing talents in the region, sample their work, and even take home an autographed book.