Wordwrights is a Christian writing group that meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in Edmond, Oklahoma.
**NOTICE: JANUARY MEETING CANCELLED
Program: Chance for you to stay home and write
No January meeting due to forecast of pending winter weather.
Note: Wordwrights meetings will be held in west Edmond.
Members and visitors meet the second Saturday of every month (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) in Edmond, Oklahoma, at Epworth Villa in the Woodworth Room.
EPWORTH VILLA - NW 150th Street & PENNSYLVANIA Avenue (HEALTH SERVICES ENTRANCE)
Please enter EPWORTH VILLA at its HEALTH SERVICES ENTRANCE from N.W.150th Street. (Do NOT use the main entrance on Pennsylvania.)
DIRECTIONS from Milton to the WOODWORTH ROOM:
Enter the Epworth Villa complex from N.W. 150th Street. Drive over to the call box to your left and push the button. State your name and say you are here for the Wordwrights writers meeting. The attendant will open the gate and you can find a parking spot.
The most direct route from the north parking lot is to walk south to the east drive and take the first entrance you come to, which is on the right, facing north. Walk through these double doors and continue walking south to the end of the hallway. Take the elevator to the second floor, which opens just steps away from our meeting room – the Woodworth Room.
Dear Wordwrights Members and Guests:
Epworth’s hospitality is greatly appreciated. We, in turn, want to be thoughtful and courteous guests by using this direct route coming and going to our meeting room.
Some of the latest meeting program and topics have included the items below.
A Sampling of Previous Programs
- Speaker, Staci Mauney, editor/indie author - "Writing Devotionals: Connecting Ordinary Events with Spiritual Truths"
- Speaker, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, poet and publisher or Mongrel Press - "Poetry with Oklahoma's Poet Laureate"
- 2019 All-Day Rretreat at Yonderland in Mulhall - Helen Newton, Featured Speaker
- Speaker, M. Carolyn Steele - "Get It Right in the First Place"
- Speaker, Jeanne Devlin, Owner/Editor of Rodrunner Press - "Tips for Getting Published and Then Marketing Your Book"
- Speaker, Jean Reed - "How to Build a Plot"
- Polish for Publication Critique Series - "May Your Writing Life Blossom" by Donna Le
- Speaker, Janis Montgomery - "Sharing and Showering" - Playwriting
- Speaker, Tiffany Gobble - "The Writing World: Overcoming Rejection, Finding a Publisher"
- Speaker, Shel Harrington - "How to Get Your Name Out There When Nobody Knows Your Name"
- Introduction of officers, ideas, and Wordwrights' goals for 2019 - "Let Your Write Shine"
- Speaker, Gaye Sanders, author with The Roadrunner Press, presenting program for Jeanne Devlin, editor/owner of The Roadrunner Press - "Tips for Getting Published & Then Marketing your Book"
- Wordwrights' Retreat at Yonderland, Mulhall, Oklahoma - Featured Speaker, Sally Jadlow
- Speaker, Alton Carter - "Author of Aging Out and The Boy Who Carried Bricks"
- Speaker, Andrea Foster (The Booklady) - "Sell Your Book Without Losing Your Shirt: Promostions In the New Pubishing Age"
- Speaker, Carolyn Leonard - "Journey of Discovery in Israel"
- Polish for Publication Critique Series
- Speaker, Dee Dee Chumley - "Why Write? Why Christian? Why Fiction?"
- Speaker, C. Dale German - "Journaling with C. Dale German"
- Speakers, Donna Le and Donna Sue Berry - "Writing for the Love of God"
- Polish for Publication Critique
- Christmas Party & Readings/Officer Elections
- Polish for Publication Critique Series - "Polish Your Prose and Poetry"
- Speaker, Chris Christensen, CEO Christensen Media Group - "Marketing Our Writing"
- All-day Christian Writing Retreat at Yonderland, Mulhall, Oklahoma
- Polish for Publication - Critique Session for Prose and Poetry
- Speakers, Jean Reed and Kathryn Spurgeon - "Two Book Publishers"
- Speaker, Virginia Brendle, founder GIFTS: "How to Be Presenters to Promote Your Work"
- Speaker, Nathan Gunter, Managing Editor at Oklahoma Today magazine
- "Writer's Work" - Wordwrights Members - Writing short bios/tips/devotions/writing to celebrate Easter
- Speaker, Dr. Robert Kanary, Pastor/Author on writing nonfiction books, writing children's books, traditional vs. self-publishing, and audio books
- Christmas Party with readings by Wordwrights Members
- Speaker, Jeremy Ingle, Newspaper Editor/Publisher - Oremus Press, on writing devotionals for local papers and small presses
- Speaker, Una Belle Townsend, "Writing Children's Picture Books"
- Critique Session: "Polish for Publication" - Lori Williams, Leader
- Speaker, Marla F. Jones, Writer/Artist/Book Publisher - Doodle and Peck, on writing children's books
- Speaker, Benjamin Myers, Poet Laureate of Oklahoma: "Poetry"
- Speaker, Melanie Hemry: "How to Sell to Guideposts"
- Speaker, LaQuita Dayton: "Accidental Publisher"
- Speaker, Norman Styers: "Why Write Nonfiction?"
- Speaker, Jean Reed: "Writing Dialogue 101 aka Eavesdropping 101"
- Christmas Party and Member Book Signing
- 20th Anniversary Celebration - "Wordwrights - Crafting Words for Christ: 20 Years and We've Only Just Begun!" Special guest: Irene Martin, founder of Wordwrights group
- Speaker, Louise Tucker Jones: "Finding Your Passion in Writing"
- Speaker, Kathryn Spurgeon: "Writing Love from the Inside Out"
- Speaker, Barbara Shepherd: "Secrets from the Contest Queen"
- Speaker, Carla Stewart: "Researching and Writing Historical Fiction"
- Critique and Themed Writing Session
- Speaker, Carolyn Leonard, on genealogy and her new book, "Who's Your Daddy?"
- Planning ACW Conference & Critique Session
- Speaker, Barbara Shepherd: "Taxes and the Business of Writing"
- ACW Conference Report & Critique Session
- Speaker, Stan Tolar, on writing tips, personal writing experiences
- Writing Exercises
- Critique Session
- Critique Session & Fellowship
- Speaker, Joe Jared: "Writing Metrical Poetry"
- Speaker Susan Brown: "Seven Roadblocks to Publication and How To Get Past Them"
- Critique Session "Refining Our Work"
- Speaker, Nancy Simmons Vineyard: "Joy on the Writing Journey"
- Speaker, Rene Gutteridge: "Ask Me Anything"
- Speaker, Jean Reed: Critique Session & Planning ACW Conference Banquet - "To the 9's"
- Speaker, Milton Smith: "Attending ACW & Other Conferences”
- ACW Conference Report & Critique Session