January 2017 Meeting of Enid Writers Club

champagne-glasses-elena-elisseeva    Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:30 at NWOSU Conference Room will be our first meeting of 2017.

The speaker this month is our own Diana Haslett talking about writing screen plays.

The 150-word Roll Call piece for the evening is Technology I Wish Existed.

Remember that OWFI Contest entries are due electronically to www.OWFI.org by February 1, 2017.  It is suggested you have them entered at least 2 weeks early. You can enter as many categories as you want for $30.

The EWC writing contest entries are due by the March meeting, March 2, 2017 (Groundhog Day).  These entries will be delivered to the meeting in a manila envelope and you can enter as categories as you want for $10.

Hope to see you Thursday!

December Meeting of Enid Writers Club

christmas-2014    Each year the Enid Writers Club’s December meeting turns into a party.  This year was not different.  Instead of a program we shared Christmas goodies and had a gift exchange.

We still read our monthly Roll Call pieces and the winning piece was written by Jim Arnold.

High School  Gift

A long stemmed yellow rose in all it’s glory.

I’ll share with you a most unlikely story.

I gave it to a freshman girl, she looked so sad, about to cry.

Make you happy, smells divine, all your problems it’ll rectify.

Years later at her older sister’s, my neighbor across the street,

She said; “That’s the boy who gave the rose. Him I need to meet.”

Her father’s job uprooted her. She didn’t have one friend.

Oh so devastated. This “new beginning” felt like the end.

But the rose sparked queries and best friends for life.

She was slowly forgetting the pain and strife.

Her boyfriend drove to see her that night.

This was starting to turn out alright.

And who knew such a simple gift from an unknown older boy,

Could change the worst day of her life, to one filled with hope and joy.

James C Arnold

Our next meeting will be held on January 5, 2017, 6:30 at NWOSU. Come by and see us!

 

Next Meeting of Enid Writers Club – Christmas Party

christmas-2014    The next meeting of the Enid Writers Club will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016 at NWOSU, 6:30, pm.  It will be our annual Christmas party and members are asked to bring a gift to exchange, suitable for a writer but no more than $10.00.  We will also bring snacks to share.  The Roll Call writing assignment will be 150 words having to do with unselfish giving or the Gift of the Magi.  Be sure to come with your Merry Christmas attitude!  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

January 14, 2017 the Enid Public Library and the Enid Writers Club will present their first-ever Author Fest at the library from 10-3.  The library will host up to 40 Oklahoma authors and they will sell, sign, and read from their works.  Be sure to spread the word.  It will be an amazing time.

October 6, 2016 Meeting of Enid Writers Club

flag    The October meeting of the Enid Writers Club was held at NWOSU.  Rev. Wade Burleson spoke about historical research.

The 150 word Roll Call topic for the evening was “Free Speech and/or the First Amendment).  Jim Arnold won the contest.  Here is he winning entry:

Vote

All amendments are changes; the 1st is freedoms guaranteed.

Religion, speech, press, assembly; basics so we can succeed.

Religious persecution, it can be sponsored by the State.

Christians have, read your history, it’s why they chose to separate.

Abridging speech or press? No! Every citizen should be heard.

Allowed to convince the majority that their ideas are not absurd.

To assemble in peace, or challenge the State when you’re treated unjust.

No King would ever allow it, that’s why in our system we can trust.

With all these freedoms guaranteed, I’m trying not to gloat,

But everybody must do their part, go to the polls and vote.

Voting’s not a privilege. It’s a solemn contract with the State.

You must engage in this process, for it to operate.

And not voting is not an option, choose as best you can.

Remember our self-governing is the best devised by man.

 

Our next meeting will be held November 3, 2016, 6:30 pm at NWOSU Conference Room.