February Norman Galaxy of Writers Meeting:
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
            Business Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.
            Speaker Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.
            Feel free to attend both or just the speaker meeting
Where: Downtown Norman Pioneer Library
             225 North Webster
Hope to see you there, and bring a friend!

Kim Ventrella, author of Skeleton Tree
The 2019 February speaker for The Norman Galaxy of Writers is Kim Ventrella. Kim 
is the author of the middle-grade novels Skeleton Tree (2017) and Bone Hollow (2019, Scholastic Press), and she is a contributor to the upcoming New Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark anthology (2020, HarperCollins). Her works explore difficult topics with big doses of humor, whimsy and hope. Kim has held a variety of interesting jobs, including children’s librarian, scare actor, Peace Corps volunteer, French instructor, and overnight staff at a women’s shelter, but her favorite job title is author. She lives in Oklahoma City with her dog and co-writer, Hera. Find out more at https://kimventrella.com/ or follow Kim on Twitter and Instagram: @KimVentrella.

Winners Onstage!

WHAT, WHEN, & WHERE: The winners of the annual Norman Galaxy of Writers contest will read their entries on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster, Norman, Oklahoma, from 10 a.m. to noon. We want to hear as many entries read as time allows, so if you won any place or Honorable Mention, please bring your entries with you to be prepared to share your writing.
Bring your friends!

Due to inclement weather, the original holiday has been changed as noted below!

You are cordially invited to attend the Norman Galaxy of Writers Awards Banquet!

WHEN: December 15, 2018. Dining begins at 11:00 a.m. Arrive at 10:00 a.m. if you would like to help decorate.

WHERE: The University Lutheran Church, 914 Elm Avenue, Norman, OK. Parking is available on College Street behind the church.
The Galaxy Officers are bringing meat dishes. Everyone else is welcome to bring a side dish (vegetables, bread, dessert, etc.).

                                               Hope to see you there!

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, Andrew Horton will speak to the Norman Galaxy of Writers. You and your friends are all invited! The meeting take place from 10 a.m. to-12 p.m.,  in the Lowry Room of the Norman Public Library Central, 225 N. Webster Avenue, Norman, OK.      www.ou.edu/cas/fms/faculty-staff/andrew-horton

Andrew Horton's credentials include:
  • Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma
  • Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana
  • Award-winning screenwriter
  • Author of 30 books on screenwriting, cultural studies, and film

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Mark Twain will speak to The Norman Galaxy of Writers. Well, at least, author Dan Snell will be appearing as Mark Twain. This event will take place at the Norman Public Library, 225 North Webster, Norman, OK, Gallery Room.

Mr. Snell is in demand as Mark Twain. Here are some other venues where he will be speaking:

McFarlin Methodist Church, date TBA.

Norman Newcomers Club: October 8, 2018, 10 p.m.

Curiosity Fest by the Oklahoma Humanities Council, OKC Civil Center, October 20, 2018, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Henderson-Tolson Center, Norman, December 6, 2018.

The September speaker is Allison Lee Palmer, author of The Sun King.  This meeting will take place at the Norman Public Library, downtown Norman, 225 North Webster, Norman, OK, September 8, 2018, in one of the meeting rooms.


Kris Lackey will be the speaker on August 11, 2018, at the meeting of The Norman Galaxy of Writers. The meeting take place from 10 a.m. to-12 p.m., at the University Lutheran Church at 914 Elm. The church is on the corner of Elm and Lindsey and parking is in the back on College street. 

Kris has been published in Wisconsin Review, The Missouri Review, and Cimarron Review. He has also written the novel Nail's Crossing. His website is: https://krislackey.com/about-kris/