Conference Spotlight: Oklahoma Writers' Federation Conference (May 3-5, 2012)

Coming up fast is the 2012 Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference in Oklahoma City (May 3-5, 2012), and it looks to be a grand event indeed. The OWFI is a huge writing organization with more than 600 members, and many of them turn out for the annual event.
Author:
Publish date:

Coming up fast is the 2012 Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference in Oklahoma City (May 3–5, 2012). This is my first year instructing at the event, and it looks to be a grand event indeed. The OWFI is a huge writing organization with more than 600 members, and many of them turn out for the annual event.

Check Out These Great Upcoming Writers Conferences:

Image placeholder title

Other writing/publishing articles and links for you:

OKLAHOMA DETAILS

The Oklahoma writing event is held from May 3–5, 2012, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK. This is a large conference, and features plenty of authors, editors, and agents.

WHO WILL BE THERE?

At present, five literary agents are set to attend: Terry Burns (Hartline Literary); Stephen Fraser (Jennifer De Chiara Literary); Louise Fury (L. Perkins Associates); Emmanuelle Morgen (Stonesong); and Jessica Sinsheimer (Sarah Jane Freymann Literary). The agents look like they represent just about every category between them with plenty of overlap.

The keynote is author Steven James. Steven has received wide critical acclaim for his work including four Storytelling World Honor awards, two Publishers Weekly starred reviews, and 2009 and 2011 Christy Awards for best suspense. His thriller, The Bishop, was named both Suspense Magazine's and The Christian Manifesto's 2010 Book of the Year. James’ newest book, The Queen, became available in September, 2011.

OTHER REASONS TO ATTEND

All the details are online (click "Conference Brochure" in the list on the lower left), but here are some interesting tidbits:

  • An authors' autograph party
  • A writing contest with 29 categories (cash prizes)
  • Friday "Buzz" sessions
  • Agent & Editor appointments

See all details online here.

----------

Image placeholder title

Want to build your visibility and sell more books?
Create Your Writer Platform shows you how to
promote yourself and your books through social
media, public speaking, article writing, branding,
and more.
Order the book from WD at a discount.

Williams_12:1

Denise Williams: Romance, Healing, and Learning to Love Revisions

Author Denise Williams recounts her experience with writing her first book while learning about the publishing industry and the biggest surprise about novel revisions.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps

Here are the final steps for the 13th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Use December and the beginning of January to revise and collect your poems into a chapbook manuscript. Here are some tips and guidelines.

shook_vs_shaked_vs_shaken_grammar_rules_robert_lee_brewer

Shook vs. Shaked vs. Shaken (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use shook vs. shaked vs. shaken on with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write an exit poem.

writer's digest wd presents

WD Presents: New Online Courses and Manuscript Critique

This week, we’re excited to announce courses in blogging and memoir writing, manuscript critique services, and more.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a wanting blank poem.

2020_creative_gifts_for_writers

2020 Creative Gift Ideas for Writers

Searching for something special for that special someone who loves to write? Check out our 2020 creative gift ideas for writers with a range of fun gifts for the wordsmiths in your life.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a remix poem.