At the May, 12, 2018, meeting of the Norman Galaxy of Writers, Galaxy members who won an award from the 2018 Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc., annual contest will read their winning entries. Some of the readers will also share the comments by judges. Those winners are: Barbara Shepherd, Mary Flowers, Brannon, and Lisbeth L. McCarty (all pictured below). Another winner (not pictured) is Shelley Ann Richter. The meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. at University Lutheran Church, 914 Elm Street, Norman, OK, with parking on the west side off of College street. We are hoping all the OWFI Galaxy winners are able to attend. To see who won in which category, click on "Galaxy Blog" on this web page. Hope to see you at the May meeting!
Susan Cogan, the 2018 President of the Norman Galaxy of Writers, explained the next club meeting on Saturday, April 14, 2018:
The April program is you!
The April program is you!
This month's program will be a "pop up" contest. Over the last months, we've had three writing prompts in the Write Line. 1. Use an animal as a metaphor. 2. A peacock walks through the door. What happens next? 3. Eavesdropper: Write about a conversation you’ve overheard. If you have used these prompts, we are especially interested in hearing your work. If you haven't, no problem! Bring something short--1000 words or so--that you've written on any topic. If you write poetry, bring a couple of poems. You will have ballots to vote for your favorites and we'll tally at the end to see who won! There will be some kind of prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
The Norman Galaxy of Writers will meet on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Norman Public Library, downtown, in Room A-B. The speaker will be Susan Cogan, discussing "Further Adventures in Blogging" Susan will be teaching all of us how to create our own web blog. If possible, please bring a laptop or tablet with you. Susan will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a blog.
The Norman Galaxy of Writers will meet on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at University Lutheran Church, 914 Elm Street, Norman, OK, with parking on the west side off of College street. The speaker will be Lisbeth L. McCarty, discussing her latest book, "The Mental States of Murderesses." The book is a State-by-State look at female killers throughout the United States.
The Norman Galaxy of Writers had a great showing today at the OKC Writers contest!
Our wins were:
- Juvenile Story: Sky Lucking, 2nd Honorable Mention; Barbara Shepherd, 1st Honorable Mention; Mary Brannon, 2nd place
- Short Story: Barbara Shepherd, 1st place
- Flash Fiction, Lisbeth L. McCarty, 3rd place; Barbara Shepherd, 2nd place
- Feature: Barbara Shepherd, Honorable Mention; Lisbeth L, McCarty, 3rd place; Sylvia Forbes, 1st place
- Essay: Mary Brannon, 3rd place
- Short Story: Lisbeth L. McCarty, 1st Honorable Mention
- Inspiration: Sylvia Forbes, Honorable Mention