Join us for fun writing sessions to help jump start your creative engine in September & October. Next session: Wed., Sept. 27 at 3 p.m.
Programs held in the lower level conference room unless otherwise noted.
How to Get Yourself to Write
Wed., Sept. 13; 6 p.m.
Discussion and hands-on exploration of motivation, setting goals, writing techniques and styles... the when, how… and... just do it!
Led by award-winning writer Lynn Kuhns of Winneconne.
Finding the Voice in Your Writing
Tues., Sept. 19; 6 p.m.
Editors want it. Readers buy it. You recognize it when you read others’ works. But how do you get it?
Led by Dixie Jarchow, local romance writer and co-host of Author Showcase.
The Prose and Poetry of Twitter and Other Social Media
Mon., Sept. 25; 6:30 p.m.
Poems that fit within Twitter’s 114-character constraints are an actual type of poetry. In this session, we will create Twitter poems and post them - a useful exercise for any type of writing. You don’t need a Twitter account to participate.
Led by Thomas Cannon, fiction writer, poet and co-host of Author Showcase.
Write Your Memoir in One Hour
Wed., Sept. 27; 3 p.m.
It’s not a joke; at the end of today’s session, you will have written your life story. Not possible? Attend and see!
Poetry out in Nature
Mon., Oct. 2; 6 p.m.
Bring your outdoor experiences to the page. We'll do field work, then return to write and discuss our work. Led by award-winning writer Lynn Kuhns of Winneconne.
Drabbles - Make Every Word Count
Thurs., Oct. 5; 3 p.m.
Practice making every word count by condensing the essence of a story down to a 100-word work of fiction. Prompts provided for inspiration.
Wed., Oct. 11; 6 p.m.
Redacted or Black Out Poetry, is a fun way to create a poem or story. Using a page from a newspaper, book or magazine, "black out" all of the words that you don't need, and leave only the words that tell your story. Pages and markers will be provided.
Novel & Screenwriting (Organizational meeting)
Sat., Oct. 14; 10 a.m.
Interested in writing a novel or screen play? Let's talk about getting a group together and set up a meeting schedule. The emphasis will be on creating characterization, and plot and narrative structure. Meetings will focus on individual story and character treatments first, and then later on critiques of members' narrative writing.
Write Now! Open Mic
Tues., Oct. 24; 6 p.m. Under the Dome.
Whether it’s something you wrote at one of our writing sessions or a piece you wrote independently, tonight is all about sharing. Join the Oshkosh Area Writers Club for this open mic night. Free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.
No experience necessary. All ages welcome.
Bring writing supplies/devices. Free Wi-Fi available.
Events are sponsored by the Oshkosh Public Library, in partnership with the Oshkosh Area Writers Club.
More writing programs at the library:
- M is for Memoir - a three-session series on Monday mornings.
- NaNoWriMo - write a 50,000-word novel in November.
Save the date!
May 11 & 12, 2018
Writing contests open January 2018. Watch for rules and deadlines at www.lakeflylit.org.