Tulsa NightWriters Club is busy with spring cleaning. In an effort to increase participation, we are actively updating our annual writing contest guidelines. We are excited to put forward a new revamped program within the next month or two.
February 9, Mike Hinkle will be the special speaker at the Pen and Keyboard Writers regular meeting. Mike is the author of The Butane Gospel; was a former weekly columnist for The Edmond Sun; is regular contributor to Boomer Living; engaged in a life-long quest for the perfect pie, the smoothest bourbon, good music, eccentric characters, and the magic lamp. After retiring as an attorney, he received his MFA from Oklahoma City University.
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.
Beginning in January, Nevermore Edits is starting a brand new workshop. According to Nevermore President-Elect Jack Burgos, "Nevermore Edits will now meet on Wednesdays as well as Fridays, weekly, at 7 p.m. We'll critique pieces, as always, bringing the same Murder Method that you've come to know and trust."
The members of Pen and Keyboard Writers have two major goals presently: prepare items for the OWFI writing competition and writ short stories for a group anthology.
Hardesty Library in Tulsa is hosting an event for NaNoWriMo to give writers in Tulsa a boost on their NaNoWriMo plans. Members of Tulsa's Nevermore Edits will discuss topics like Overcoming First Draft Nerves, Brainstorming, and more. The event takes place the afternoon of November 3rd.
Peggy Chambers served as one of the featured award-winning authors at SWOSU Sayer Literary Festival on October 5, 2018. She spoke about finding magic in the world around you and increasing your imagination. The festival was titled "I Spy - Finding Magic in the World Around You." The festival is an annual event held at the college.
Member-at-Large and OWFI Past President, Sabrina A. Fish, and her fantasy romance novel, Diomere's Exile won the 2017 National Readers' Choice Award in Paranormal Romance at an award ceremony in Denver, CO, this summer. If you're a fan of fantasy romance, definitely check out this award-winning novel.
Enid Writers Club presents "It's Your Story - Build It!" Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 1-4:30 pm at the Enid Public Library, 120 West Maine, Enid, OK 73701. Come join us for an afternoon of learning and fun.