The June presentation at Galaxy will be Susan Cogan talking about Journaling. Keeping a diary is a perfectly good thing to do, but there are three kinds of journals that writers should consider keeping. #1 is a bullet journal. This type of journal helps to organize your time and your ideas. Busy people often keep a day planner which is very helpful but planners are not specific to writers and the needs of creative people. #2 is, for want of a better term, a "Journal-Journal." This is a journal for discussion, daydreams, and brainstorms. It can be a repository for anything from movie reviews to unhinged rants. Journal #3 is called a "Commonplace Journal." In this journal, you keep snips and bits of ideas, pictures, things torn out of the newspaper or random quotes you find here and there. Cogan will discuss how to set up each kind of journal and how to roll them all into one, if that is what works best for you. The meeting is June 9, 2018, with the meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the University Lutheran Church, 914 Elm Street, Norman, OK, with parking on the west side off of College street. Hope to see you there!
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.