I’ve been writing. I’m working on the third Sandhill Island novel and as always, I love being back there. It helps to soothe my need for the sea.
But in between bouts of writing, I’ve been working on a project for my writing club.
I am a member of the Enid Writers Club, the oldest writing club in Oklahoma. We’ve been in existence since 1923. No, I haven’t been there the whole time, but I have been a member since 2009. I love this club and the people who are in it, and I want what is best for it. So, to celebrate this momentous achievement we are celebrating for a whole year. The actual date is January 6, 2023, and we will celebrate up to and beyond that date.
The club was founded by Professor RJ Wolfinger of Phillips University. In the years since Professor Wolfinger was teaching on that campus it has been sold to Northern Oklahoma College. My club and I have been in touch with the college and asked about placing a plaque on the campus in celebration of this milestone. And they said yes!
And one thing led to another. We have contracted with noted Oklahoma artist, Nancy Russell, of Alva/Guthrie and she is sculpting a plaque with our logo on it. She presented us with a maquette of the sculpture, and we were so excited! It will hang on the former Phillips University, now NOC, and we will have an unveiling sometime later this year or the beginning of 2023.
We have other plans for the year to celebrate, one being a writing workshop held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal church in October with three outstanding speakers, Rilla Askew, Stephen Jones, and John Biggs. There will be more to come when we have the plans in place.
We’d love to have you help us celebrate as the year goes along. I’ll keep you informed.
What are you reading/writing this week?