Saturday, August 15, 2020

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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 […]

Writers’ Colony Hosts a Virtual Poetluck Featuring Hannah Bae

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) will host a virtual Poetluck on Thursday, June 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WCDH has canceled public gatherings until further notice due to COVID-19. However, our virtual Poetluck continues to be an opportunity to hear local writers and writers from across the nation read their work.

Hannah […]

Libraries Around the State Enjoy a Partial Reopening

Of all the things missed most during the stay-at-home shutdown, it’s been the library. Virtual services were available 24/7 but use of print materials and in-person programs were closed during February, March, and April. With the arrival of May, and the pandemic cresting in Arkansas, libraries have begun a slow, cautious re-opening from Syd McMath […]

 

Eureka Springs

Fayetteville Public Library

West Fork Library

Springdale Public Library

Washington County Library System

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 […]

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 […]