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.
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.
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.
It’s coming! The very first Author Fest presented by the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County and the Enid Writers Club will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Forty Oklahoma authors have signed up and will take over the downstairs library that Saturday morning. Many will read from their work and will have their books with them for selling and signing. The library is creating a booklet so attendees can have their favorite author autograph it. The fest will be held from 10 am to 3 pm.
Free to the public
Oklahoma Arts Council presents Dr. Benjamin Myers Oklahoma Poet Laureate, 2016 – October 1, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County, 120 West Maine, Enid, OK 73701. Dr. Myers will be reading and teaching poetry from your memories and there will be time to create some of your own.
The Enid Writers Club and the Enid Public Library will host the workshop called "Making Poetry from your Memories" and is suitable for anyone from high school through retirement.
Making Poetry from your Memories
Everybody has a story to tell. This workshop will help you tell that story through poetry. Through a series of guided exercises, including instruction in poetic technique, participants will explore ways to compress their recollections into compelling, sharable poetry. Areas of exploration include the following: imagery, metaphor, diction, rhythm, line, and sound. Participants will have the opportunity to produce a poem during the workshop and to share it with the other participants.
Join us in celebrating the art of poetry.
Marsha Kay Oldham spoke to Oklahoma Pen Women March 5, 2016, Poetry Society of Oklahoma's Contest Chair Saturday, March 12, 2016.
Lucie Smoker presented at the Ada Scissortail Creative Writing Workshop March 31 – April 2, 2016.
Marsha Kay Oldham spoke at INSPIRATIONAL WRITERS ALIVE, IWA, meeting the March 31 – April 2, 2016, in Amarillo.
Peggy Chambers featured her book Glome's Valley on April 8–9, 2016 at the Heavener Runestone Viking and Celtic Festival at the park.
April 13, 2016, Peggy Chambers was a featured author at the Perry Carnegie Library benefit coffee for the library.
Bobbie Mardis was asked to discuss her book The Triple Creek at the Commons Assisted Living Center this month. They are reading the book together.
Peggy Chambers – June 9, 2016, The Writers’ Block radio interview 10:00 p.m. with L.A. Talk Radio.
Marsha Kay Oldham will be the Keynote Speaker at the Oklahoma Christian Women's Annual conference held at the Moore Christian Church on July 7 & 8, 2016.