A NEW BEGINNING: OWFI 2015

masks    One more year of Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. (OWFI) conference and I am exhausted!  I didn’t work nearly as hard as our executive board, but member delegates from outlying clubs and members at large all worked together bringing this event to fruition.

The Keynote speaker this year was Les Edgerton, mystery writer who conducts writing classes on the side.  I met him in the book store and he suggested his latest book to me.  I’m in the process of reading it so we’ll discuss it later.  (spoiler alert!)

Mel Odem and Jerry Simmons spoke on several occasions and always made you feel you could do anything!  Lee Loflan, retired cop turned writer, entertained us with stories that were both sad and funny but he was a joy to listen to.

My friend Martha Draper was the shepherd for Andrew Kaufman, thriller writer, and we picked him and Lee Loflan up at the airport and shuttled them to the hotel.  It was great spending time one-on-one with them.

Friday night was the masquerade ball and even the bumble from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer showed up.  bumble

Our own Ruth Poovey from the Enid Writers’ Club took home honors at the awards Ruth  ruth 2banquet and we all spent a little time in the bar tasting wine with the chocolate from my goody bag.  candy

All in all it was a great conference and I can’t wait for next year!  breakfast

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About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, three-time published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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