Buzz sessions are a popular event at every conference. They take place after the Friday night banquet and key-note speaker. These sessions are a great way to mingle with members and share information in a very relaxed, informal atmosphere. If you have an area of expertise you'd like to share, I'll sign you up! This is a fun, easy way to give something back to OWFI.
Full (two-day) and partial (one-day) conference scholarships are available for qualifying applicants. Lodging and extra tickets, lunches, or workshops are not included. Membership in OWFI is not required, but suggested. Application for scholarships must be received no later than March 1, with notification of selection by March 15.
In keeping with the 50th anniversary of OWFI, the 2018 costume contest will have a Back to the 50s theme. Come dressed as your favorite 1950s character in either books, movies, TV, music, and/or art.
As the cooler weather begins to roll in, your OWFI officers and committee chairs are hard at work for you. You should expect your Fall newsletter, The Report, at the end of this month/beginning of November. It'll have all the info pertaining to the upcoming OWFI annual writing contest. I hope you're hard at work on your entries!