Upcoming Events

Authors at Art Walk during Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk – August 7, 2015

ORA is participating in yet another First Friday Art Walk with our signature event, Authors At Art Walk! It’s Friday, August 7, 2015, from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m., at the Park Central Branch Library (128 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806, 417-831-1342).

Please show up, support our members, and make sure it’s a fun night. There is no charge to attend First Friday Art Walk. You will have the chance to meet these authors, purchase their books, and have them signed. We look forward to seeing you!

Participating authors:

* Tierney James — author of the Enigma Series (An Unlikely Hero, Winds of Deception), There’s a Superhero in the Library, Zombie Meatloaf and The Rescued Heart

Tierney James* Brandy Nacole – author of The Shadow World series (Uniquely Unwelcome, Blood Burdens, Sacrifice: A New Dawn) and the Spiritual Discord series (Broken Faith, Raging Storm)

brandy nacole* Willy Robbins –  author of the children’s books In My Closet and Brooding School Blues

Willy Robbins

 

 

Monthly Meeting – Saturday, September 5, 2015 – Holly Atkinson will present Pitching to Editors and Agents

 Holly Atkinson2Holly Atkinson was fortunate to receive her first taste in editing when she was thirteen and wrote copy for a local realtor show. In 2008, Holly graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s in English, emphasizing in Creative Writing. Her first real job in the literary world came in the role of line editor for Lyrical Press. In 2011, she was recruited by Mundania Press as a content editor, where she met one of her future Samhain coworkers. In 2012, Holly joined the amazing team at Samhain Publishing.

Holly lives in Missouri with her husband, loves travel, musicals, and goes a little nutty around the holidays. In her spare time, she writes erotic romances and serves as a copywriter for a local marketing firm.

 

Please note that in September, ORA will be meeting at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central St., Springfield, MO. The speaker begins at 1:00.

Join our critique group from 10 a.m. to Noon. Want your work reviewed by talented writers and published authors? Bring twenty copies of up to five pages of your work to share for critique or just listen and offer advice.

 

ORACon 2015 – September 19, 2015

The date for Ozarks Romance Authors Annual Conference (ORACon) has been set! It will be held Saturday, September 19, 2015 at University Plaza in Springfield, MO.

University PlazaYou are invited to Ozarks Romance Authors’ Annual Fiction Writers’ Conference! This event is not just for romance writers. The fundamentals of good writing are universal, and you will learn vital information about the publishing industry, no matter the genre you write. Check out our lineup of fantastic speakers and register here. We will also announce the winners for the 2015 Weta Nichols Fiction Writing Contest, named in honor of the woman who founded our group in 1987, the late novelist Weta Nichols.

 

Monthly Meeting – Saturday, October 3, 2015 – Panel of Professionals for Character Ideas

  • Fire Marshal –  Ben Basham
  • Attorney – Jonathan Barker
Please note that in October, ORA will be meeting at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central St., Springfield, MO. The speaker begins at 1:00.

Join our critique group from 10 a.m. to Noon. Want your work reviewed by talented writers and published authors? Bring twenty copies of up to five pages of your work to share for critique or just listen and offer advice.

 

 

Monthly Meeting – Saturday, November 7, 2015 – Sherry Foley

Sherry Foley
Sherry Foley is the author of the Captive Series and Switched in Death.  She also is the managing editor at WinterGoose Publishing. Her next book is based in her hometown of Springfield, Missouri and releases in 2016.   
Twitter: @sherry_foley
Please note that in November, ORA will be meeting at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central St., Springfield, MO. The speaker begins at 1:00.

Join our critique group from 10 a.m. to Noon. Want your work reviewed by talented writers and published authors? Bring twenty copies of up to five pages of your work to share for critique or just listen and offer advice.

 

Monthly Meeting – Saturday, December 5, 2015 – Annual Potluck and Christmas Gift Exchange

Location will be announced at a later date.

Please note that we will be starting with our annual potluck dinner at NOON today. Instead of a monthly speaker, we will have our annual Christmas gift exchange. Please bring a $10-$15 gift, wrapped or in a gift bag, if you would like to participate. Regifting is fine as long as the item is in excellent condition and good taste.

 

Mega Critique Group & Write-In Event – January 2, 2016

Instead of our regular monthly meeting, we are holding this special event for the fifth year in a row! It’s Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Creamery Arts Center, 411 North Sherman Parkway, Springfield, MO.

Spend your Saturday with members of two area non-profit writers’ groups to get your writing year off to a great start. Watch here for more details as the date gets closer.

2 thoughts on “Upcoming Events

  1. Hi Sue,
    We show that you made a $5 donation for lunch, but don’t see you on the registration page. Can you please try that part again so we’ll have all your info? That’s the list the informational emails will be sent to. Thanks.

  2. Here are directions to the The Creamery in case the welcome email does not include them.

    –> Take MO-13 south to Springfield (89.1 mi)
    –> MO-13 turns into N Kansas Expy
    –> Turn left onto W Chestnut Expy/I-44 Bus Loop E (1.7 mi)
    Chestnut Expy is 0.1 miles past Chestnut St. If you are on N Kansas Expy and reach Phelps St you’ve gone a little too far
    –> Turn right onto N Sherman Pkwy (0.2 mi)
    Sherman Pkwy is 0.2 miles past Washington Ave. If you reach National Ave you’ve gone about 0.3 miles too far
    –> 411 N SHERMAN PKWY is on the right, just past Phelps St
    If you reach Trafficway St you’ve gone a little too far

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