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WriterCon Conference in Oklahoma City

WriterCon happens in Oklahoma City Sept. 4-6, 2020 at the historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel. WriterCon contest deadline is August 28. Enter as many categories as you wish for a single contest fee.  Additionally, WriterCon has invited Ozark Writers Federation Inc members to attend this September conference at the early bird rate. Check out the special OWFI invitation, early bird rates, speakers, and conference schedule at https://writercon.org/speakers/

Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow Reopens

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs (AR) plans a reopening mid-May under Arkansas guidelines for this residential writers’ haven. See (https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/covid-19-guidance-for-self-home-quarantine). Workshops and gatherings are planned from June through the summer under Covid-19 safe guidelines. For registration information as well as last-minute adjustments/updates to the schedule refer to https://www.writerscolony.org/events.

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WriterCon 2020 September Conference in Oklahoma City

WriterCon happens in Oklahoma City Sept. 4-6, 2020 at the historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel. WriterCon contest deadline is August 28. Enter as many categories as you wish for a single contest fee. Additionally, WriterCon has invited Ozark Writers Federation Inc members to attend this Sept conference at the early bird rate. Check out the […]

Alas! No Books in Bloom in 2020

Out of concern for the health and safety of authors, attendees, and staff, the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation has cancelled the 15th Annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival scheduled for May 17.

One of the most anticipated literary events of the Arkansas year, Books in Bloom will be sorely missed by writers and […]

OWL Cancels April Meeting

The Ozark Writers League semi-annual meeting scheduled for April 24-25 in Branson, Missouri has been cancelled, owing to the pandemic.

The September meeting remains on the calendar.

WCDH Offers a Virtual Poetluck for April 2020

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) has countered the coronavirus by scheduling the April Poetluck as a virtual event.

On Thursday, April 16, local writers and Writers’ Colony alumni will read from a variety of verse and prose works. The event will begin at 6:30 pm.

Order will be chosen by random drawing. To […]

Writers’ Colony A Podcast Presence for Locked-down Authors

Back in December of 2019, Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow board member and author Charles Templeton launched the first Dairy Hollow podcast, “Write Now at the Writers’ Colony.” Since then, a total of seven thirty- to forty-minute podcasts on writing topics have been produced.

On March 30, 2020, prompted by the new locked-down life of […]

Austin Film Festival’s 2020 Script Competition Early Deadline March 27

March 27 is the early deadline for the 2020 Austin Film Festival’s Script Competition. Eligible are features, television pilots and specs, fiction podcasts, stage plays, and digital series.

The Film Festival is scheduled for October 22-25.

Submit through the website.

OWFI Cancels 2020 Conference

The much-anticipated 2020 Oklahoma Writers Conference, “Bridging the Gap,” scheduled for May 1-2, has been cancelled in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Writing Contest, however, will proceed as scheduled.

Here is the information as given by Shelley Pagach, OWFI President.

Thank you for your patience as we took the necessary time to explore all […]

New Group at ArkansasWriters Stymied by the Virus

An Oklahoma writers’ group has recently joined the ArkansasWriters Directory, but their next scheduled meeting has been canceled.

Tahlequah Writers is a monthly critique and sharing of writing opportunities group with occasional guest speakers. New members are always welcome. Members are asked to bring a work-in-progress to share with the group

The March 21 meeting […]