Hastings Books will host a “slam” of short original prose and poetry readings plus a book signing by members of the Enid Writers Club on Saturday, June 13 from 3-5 p.m. Drop by to meet local writers, listen to short, engaging works or pick up an autographed Oklahoma book. Prospective writers can bring 150-word readings themselves.
Award-winning local poets and writers will include Sharon Frye, Peggy Chambers, Marsha Kay Oldham, Martha Draper, and Lucie Smoker. Marsha Kay Oldham is the President of Enid Writers Club and an award-winning, multi-published poet. She will be signing her chapbook, My Loves.
Peggy Chambers is an award winning, three-time published author, always working on another. She attended Phillips University, UCO and is a graduate of OU. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, OWFI, Oklahoma Women Bloggers and OWL. She will be signing Secrets of Sandhill Island, The Apocalypse Sucks and Glome’s Valley.
Sharon Frye is a poet living in Northern Oklahoma. In August, 2013, she was invited to read her work at the Fermoy International Poetry Festival in Ireland. She will be signing her chapbook, Last Chance for Rain. Her poem, “Dollar Store Princess” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2014.
Lucie Smoker will be signing her Kindle Top Ten Murder Mystery, Distortion from Oklahoma’s Buzz Books USA and reading her short poem “In a Shard of the Bedroom Mirror” to be published in the upcoming, Veils, Halos and Shackles: International Poetry out later this year from Charles Fishman (SUNY).
Martha Draper is a newly retired educator and long time member of Enid Writer’s Club. Recently, she participated in the annual Oklahoma state writing conference in Oklahoma City through O.WF.I. (Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Inc.). She is an avid reader and multi-genred writer.
For more information, contact Hastings Books at 610 S Cleveland (at Owen K Garriott) or by calling 580-242-6838.