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!
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!
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.