Upcoming Events

Authors at Art Walk during Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk – November 6, 2015

ORA is participating in yet another First Friday Art Walk with our signature event, Authors At Art Walk! It’s Friday, November 6, 2015, from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m., at BookMarx (325 E. Walnut St., Ste 101, Springfield, MO 65806, 417-501-1062). www.Facebook.com/BookMarxbooks

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 to be announced.



Monthly Meeting – Saturday, November 7, 2015 – Sherry Foley – “It’s all about that platform”

Sherry Foley

It’s all about that platform! But…wait…what exactly is a platform? Is it a one size fits all? We will discuss the dos, don’ts and dibs on defining what a platform is and how to create a solid on which to stand.

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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sherry-Foley-Author/253958441304150

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.

ORACon 2016 – September 16-17, 2016

Mark your calendars and save the dates! You won’t want to miss next year’s follow up to “The book in a year challenge”.

ORACON 2015 group

The attendees of ORACON 2015

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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