Story Circle Network Offers Summer 2020 Online Classes

Since 1997, the Story Circle Network, a non-profit exclusively for women writers, has provided learning/writing opportunities in memoir, reminiscence, journaling, fiction, poetry, family stories, kitchen table stories, writing-as-healing, writing for personal growth and spiritual development, poetry, and other areas. Story Circle teaches general writing skills, organization, and critical editing, as well as technical skills […]

Ozark Writers League Meets in September, Branson, Missouri

Ozark Writers League plans a fall conference September 11-12, 2020 in Branson, Missouri at the Camden Hotel and Conference Center. Follow their plans and schedule at their site.

OWL members are a group of like-minded individuals dedicated to promoting writing, literacy, photography, and art through workshops, conference presentations, and contests.


Barbara Youree Published in Writer’s Digest July/August 2020 Issue

Barbara Youree

The Writer’s Digest has tapped Northwest Arkansas author Barbara Youree for their annual July/August travel issue for 2020.

Her piece, “Everything Happens Somewhere,” offers tools for building backdrops and setting, useful information for writing fiction, non-fiction, memoir, or travel. She reminds writers that whether. . .

“. . . a novel, […]

WriterCon in Oklahoma City September 2020

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 […]

November Women Writers’ Conference Update, Conway

The Women Writers’ Conference, Conway, will be a virtual conference this year. Conference organizers are currently evaluating panel proposals and putting together an exciting online conference that maintains the collaborative environment of an in-person event. See the website for further details and sign-up for newsletter.


University of Tulsa Nimrod Conference Postponed to 2021

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers announces postponement for October 2020 in Tulsa. In lieu of the 2020 in-person conference, virtual workshops, readings, and discussions will be offered at a later date.

The 2021 Conference is set for Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2021. Joy Castro, author of Hell or High Water and […]

University of Tulsa Hosts October Nimrod Conference

The annual Nimrod Conference for Writers and Readers begins with an author reception and chat on Friday, Oct. 16 and continues with an all-day writing conference Saturday, October 17 at the University of Tulsa.

The Saturday event features panel discussion, craft masterclasses in genres ranging from literary fiction and poetry to romance and YA, one-on-one […]

“Built for a Lifetime” in the July Ocotillo Review

The Kallisto Gaia Press (Austin, Texas) publishes Nancy Hartney’s short story, “Built for a Lifetime,” a tale of unexpected of kindness between a Mexican saddle maker and a young soldier, in the July Ocotillo Review. Hartney has published two collections of short stories, Washed in the Water and If the Creek Don’t Rise available […]

Writers’ Colony Awards Scholarship to Shonna Enzio

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is proud to introduce scholarship recipient Shonna Enzio. Enzio is a creative writing major at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) and a first-generation college student. A mother and up-and-coming author, who was widowed five days before the global COVID-19 pandemic, Enzio crafts […]

A “Do-over” for Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. Members! Well, Sort of …

It’s been a season of ups and downs on the conference scene. Take the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. that decided to cancel the May 2020 conference. A great deal of thought and shuffling around happened in the run-up to the conference as the C-19 virus hit. Not often does a group get a do-over […]