2019 Life-long Learning: OWFI 2019

    Home from OWFI conference I am exhausted.  I always feel this way after spending a weekend with like minds from all over. It was exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. I renewed old friendships and made some new ones.  It’s Sunday and I am supposed to put out my blog.  I will try, but I am tired. 

I assisted a speaker, Rene Gutteridge, from Oklahoma City as she spoke about writing film scripts. Before the conference was over we got our hand signals straight as I sat in the back telling her how much time was left. The great IT team fixed our mic when I tried to in introduce Rene and my voice ended up being heard in another room. 

I got caught in a thunderstorm and the great staff of Embassy Suites sent a van to pick us up.  It was only about a block and a half to the restaurant, so we walked over thinking the clouds were not close. But it’s spring in Oklahoma, so you know . . .

I begged for centerpieces for the Friday night banquet so much that I ended up with too many and they spilled onto the Saturday night banquet.

My phone said I walked almost 4 miles on Friday all over Embassy Suites and up and down stairs with centerpieces and to attend workshops. My old legs kept me up with leg cramps that night.

I missed the workshop given by Meg Gardiner because of a schedule conflict.  I really wanted to see that one.

I picked up certificates for members of my local club who won honors at the writing conference. I ate too much. 

But Sunday morning I got a chance to eat breakfast with some old friends and my editor from The Wild Rose Press.  We had all began to let down a little.  It was fun catching up with them. It takes a village to put on a writer’s workshop.  Now we decide what we can do better for next year.


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, 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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1 Response to 2019 Life-long Learning: OWFI 2019

  1. Renee' LaViness says:

    Hey, Peggy! I totally forgot to send my centerpiece I hoped to put together, but I’m glad to hear you received too many, instead. That’s a much better problem to have!


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