Currently, Dawn and Sarah are hard at work, constructing by-laws for the Ogle Winnebago Literary Society. These will be incorporated once the not-for-profit status they are applying for is obtained. Stay tuned!!
When - Saturday, April 16 at 1 to 3 PM
Where - Meg's Daily Grind, Alpine & Guilford
Discussion Topic - Resources & References, benefits, uses, and cautions
Pre-meeting Reading - Is the Thesaurus Your Friend? by KM Weiland, Hint to Writers: Using the Thesaurus with Caution by Jennifer Blanchard, and Historical Research for Fiction Writers by Catherine Lundoff Where can I get some? Some of the resources we'll discuss in the meeting are available here: Writers Helping Writers
MAY MEETING UPDATE - OWLS has been invited to participate in the Lake Summerset Writing Gals May 21 writing retreat at Lake Summerset's lodge by the lake. This falls on our regular meeting day. There will be writing/editing time in the morning, a brief break for lunch, and then we'll hold our OWLS meeting at the lodge, afterward, there'll be more writing time or discussion or whatever keeps you feeling creative. OWLS members, friends, guests, and all writers desiring to log some writing hours are invited to attend. More details, including RSVP requirements for admission to the Lake Summerset community, will be included in the May meeting announcement.
CALL FOR ENTRIES - OWLS 2016 Writing Competition, The Only Story*, open to fiction and poetry. Just $10 per submission or FREE with paid OWLS membership. Entries due by August 20, 2016. Go to OWLS' website Contest Entry page for more details and entry form. Contest open to all writers. (* You may interpret the topic [This is the only story I'll ever tell.] in creative ways. It could be the only story you, as the author, will ever tell; it could be the only story a character will ever tell in their life or the only one about a special topic--for example a grandfather sharing just one story about going to war with his grandson. Use your imagination but make it clear that this is somehow someone's "only story." You are NOT limited to using first person point of view.)