Ozarks Writers League Conference August 18-19 in Missouri

The Ozarks Writers League fall conference is planned in Branson, Missouri for August 18-19, 2017 at the Honeysuckle Inn. The conference begins the evening of August 18 with open-mike readings, dinner, and networking. August 19 is a full day of panel discussions, industry presentations, book tables/book sales, craft talks, and lunch.

Agent Gina Panettieri, Talcott […]

Nov. 21 OWL Meeting and Open Mike Event

The November 21 Ozark Writers League meeting in Branson will be preceded by a catered dinner and open mike event the night before.

The Saturday meeting will feature novelists Jodi Thomas and Dusty Richards. They’ll discuss what makes fiction saleable.

The Friday dinner on Nov. 20 will be at Box Car Willie’s.  Members must register no later than Monday, November 16.

Go to the OWL site for details and directions.

Ozark Writers League Meeting August 15

Writer Jory Sherman and Agent Cherry Weiner will be featured speakers at the Ozark Writers League meeting in Branson, Missouri on August 15 at the Plaster Auditorium of the College of the Ozarks.

Sherman will speak on “The Magic Secret to Writing.”  A lifetime member of OWL and a writer for over forty years, Sherman began his writing career as a poet in San Francisco and has published more than a thousand articles and five hundred short stories. He has also written more than 300 books since 1965 with such well known publishers as Doubleday, Zebra, Avon, Berkley, Walker & Co., Tor, Forge, and Bantam. 

Weiner has run her own literary agency since since 1977. Many of Weiner’s clients write in genres: mystery, romance, historical, Native American historical, western, science fiction, and fantasy, but the agency handles almost all categories of writing. In 1997 and 2000 she was named agent of the year in by the WordCraft Circle of Native American Writers and Storytellers. She will critique the first page of 25 novels sent in by OWL members. NOTE: submissions are closed.

Other speakers will be OWL members Fred Pfister and Allan Young.

The Registration on August 15 begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program convenes at 9 a.m. Participants lunch on their own and reconvene at 1 p.m.  The afternoon session will end about 3 p.m.

The price of admission is membership in OWL. If you aren’t a member, you can become one at the door for $25.  Save time by downloading the  registration form.

A map is available at the Northwest Arkansas Writers site.