Plan Ahead for Fall Conferences and Contests 2012

The WordWeavers writing group of Bartlesville, Oklahoma will be teaming up with the Bartlesville Library in September to offer an authors’ event on September 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The targeted audience is the reading public, but writers will have the opportunity to sell books. Owing to limited space, organizers will give first… Continue reading Plan Ahead for Fall Conferences and Contests 2012

Pulp Fiction is Back!

A resurgence of the writing style associated with Dick Tracy, The Maltese Falcon, and Doc Savage will be celebrated at Pulp Ark 2012 at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville, Arkansas April 20-22. Called “New Pulp,” this writing style emphasizes linear storytelling, creative use of language, and plenty of action. To learn more about New… Continue reading Pulp Fiction is Back!

Arkansas Literary Festival Offers Impressive Line-up of Authors

The 2012 Arkansas Literary Festival sponsored by the Central Arkansas Library System runs from Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15 in Little Rock. Festival authors include Roy Blount Jr., Diana Southwood Kennedy, George Dohrmann, Deborah Crombie, Trent Stewart, Mary Monroe, Justin Torres, Greil Marcus, and more. Festival authors include winners of such awards as… Continue reading Arkansas Literary Festival Offers Impressive Line-up of Authors

NW Arkansas Writing Conference March 10 in Fayetteville

Velda Brotherton and Dusty Richards will be presenting their annual free workshop on Saturday, March 10 at Ozarks Electric Cooperative, 3641 West Wedington Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas . Featured speakers include Doug Kelley, Linda Apple, Ruth Weeks, Claire Croxton, Pamela Foster, Jan Morrill, and Marilyn H. Collins. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. with greetings from… Continue reading NW Arkansas Writing Conference March 10 in Fayetteville

OWFI Deadline Approacheth

This word from Patty Stith, 2012 Conference Chair for the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc. (OWFI): Wednesday, February 1 is the deadline for a lot of OWFI 2012 activites: contest entries are due, scholarship applications must be submitted by then and the one-on-one intensive reviews with book doctor Robyn Conley should be submitted by then. So,… Continue reading OWFI Deadline Approacheth

Sign up now for 2012 MWG Conference

Registration for the Missouri Writers’ Guild’s 2012 Write Time! Write Place! Write Now! Conference in Chesterfield, Missouri is open. Conference dates: April 20—22, 2012. If you’re planning to go, you can save money by registering before the end of December. Early Bird registration ends on December 31. After that, rates will go up $25. Early… Continue reading Sign up now for 2012 MWG Conference

Reminder: OWL conference August 20

Deborah Leblanc and Pat B. Smith will be the featured speakers at the one-day writers’ conference at the College of the Ozarks on August 20. The traditional dinner and open mike event will be held the preceding Friday evening at the Boxcar Willie Inn. Visit the OWL site for details.

Registration Open for White County Creative Writers’ Conference

Registration deadline for the White County Creative Writers’ 16th Annual Writers’ Conference is August 26, 2011. The Conference will be held on September 3, 2011 on the second floor of the American Heritage Conference Center at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.  Topics will include Children’s Writing, Editors and Agents, Character Characteristics, and Family. Also featured… Continue reading Registration Open for White County Creative Writers’ Conference