The air went from crisp to heat again this week. Thursday is the first day of fall and someone needs to tell the Oklahoma weather. I wrote about how cool it was last week, and of course we’re back to heat again.
My neighbors across the street put up a HUGE inflatable ghost and pumpkins this week and it encouraged me to get out the few autumn decorations I have. I cleaned out a lot of them in the last few years in my quest for downsizing.
I have a busy fall with two trips and my club’s writing workshop. On October 15, in Enid, Oklahoma, the Enid Writers Club will host 100 Years of Writing a day-long workshop held at St. Matthews Episcopal Church featuring three very different writers. There will be something for everyone.
Rilla Askew, Facts, Freedom, and Fancy: Research & Imagination in Historical Fiction (Books: Fire in Beulah, Harpsong, 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).
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).
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).
The speakers and club will have their books for sale and will be signing them at the event.
They are proof that writing takes many forms, and all writing is an art. The workshop is free and if you want to eat lunch with us the boxed lunch is $11. Pre-registration is required by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Come enjoy the day with us.
Autumn starts Thursday and it is beautiful time of year. Get out and enjoy it because it doesn’t last long in Oklahoma.
What are you reading/writing this week?