2022: 100 Years of Writing

I’ve been a member of the Enid Writers Club for about 13 years. We are a small but mighty group; people who are interested in improving their writing and enjoy being with like minds. Best of the best.

When Professor Roy J. Wolfinger, of Phillips University, created the group, I’m sure he had no idea it would last this long. But it has. On January 6, 2023, the club will be 100 years old. A plaque has been created by notable Oklahoma artist, Nancy Russell, to hang on the former Phillips University campus to commemorate the event.

And we’ve planned a workshop to celebrate the last 100 years. It will be at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 518 West Randolph, Enid, OK 73701 on October 15, 2022.

Free to the public—but preregistration is required

Limit 90 people

9:00 – Registration, Free Coffee, Tea, and Doughnuts

We have three fantastic speakers.

10:00 – Stephen Jones – taking the McVeigh / OK Bombing case to book, from agents, publishers, etc. (Book: Others Unknown: The Oklahoma City Bombing Case and Conspiracy, with Peter Israel, 2001)

11:15 – John Biggs – Magic Realism, the role of magical thinking in the human condition and naturally in the literature. (Books: Shiners, which won the OWFI award for best published book in 2017, Clementine–a song to end the world, and Sacred Alarm Clock)

12:15 –Boxed lunch offered for $11 (must order and pay in advance, turkey, ham, or vegetarian).

1:45 – Keynote Speaker – Rilla Askew – Facts, Freedom, and Fancy: Research & Imagination in Historical Fiction (Books: Fire in BeulahHarpsong, Kind of Kin, and Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place. Her most recent novel, Prize for the Fire, is about the Early Modern Reformist and writer Anne Askew, who was burned as a heretic at Smithfield in 1546.)

All speakers will have their books available for sale and signing.

Sponsored by Enid Writers Club, Enid Arts Council, and St. Matthews Episcopal Church

For registration contact Peggy Chambers peggy.chambers@hotmail.com

Join us! What are you reading/writing this week?


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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