WHAT: Join us to hear Amy Brewer, a senior literary agent.

WHERE: Virtual, via Zoom (link provided to members closer and those interested in closer time to the event).

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. on January 9, 2020.

BIO: Amy Brewer wears many hats everyday, from senior literary agent at Metamorphosis, to co-author of the Texting Prince Charming series, to social media manager, and yoga teacher. Her intuitive human understanding can help other writers bridge the communication gap and jump into the publishing world. Her experience in the mental health field and yoga training help her guide and assist clients with stress and anxiety in this highly competitive industry. All of this is pulled together with a multi-tasking and hyper-organized brain, so that at the end of every day she feels accomplished and grateful. She is seeking captivating stories of human experience and books that touch her heart.



 2020 Holiday Zoom party!



 WHAT: Holiday Party! The winners of the 2020 Norman Galaxy of Writers will be announced. We also have a few fun games to play via Zoom. Please join us!

WHERE: Virtual, via Zoom

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.






 Norman Galaxy of Writers appeared reading their work on Depot TV. The link is below (and you do not have to be a member of Facebook to access the link):

https://www.facebook.com/normandepot/videos/679172499406019

On November 14, 2020, at the Galaxy Zoom meeting, Shelley Anne Richter will present facts about film writing. This is an art form geared for highly-disciplined and imaginative writers who are able to envision their work being made into motion pictures.

Shelley will give you tips on how you can make a living at screenwriting without living in L.A. She will discuss the basic tools (such as software) to keep a script's formatting on tract and let us know the types of script that sell.



At the Galaxy Meeting, Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., via Zoom, the featured speaker will be Rusty Williams. 



Rusty Williams is a professional writer-historian who writes about history through the stories of the people who lived it. His best-selling Red River Bridge War: A Texas-Oklahoma Border Battle (Texas A&M Press) won the Oklahoma Book Award (2017) and was named Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History (2017) by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Tracking the Texas Rangers (University of North Texas) will be released this fall, and Deadly Dallas: Gruesome Mayhem and Grisly Fatalities will be published in Summer 2021 by The History Press. Rusty is currently quarantined in Dallas, but he's proud of his Oklahoma roots.

September 2020 Speaker

At the Galaxy Meeting, Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., via Zoom, the featured speaker will be Nathan Brown.


                                              www.brownlines.com

Nathan Brown is an author, songwriter, and award-winning poet living in Wimberley, Texas. He holds a PhD in English and Journalism from the University of Oklahoma where he’s taught for over 20 years. He served as Poet Laureate for the State of Oklahoma in 2013/14, and now travels fulltime, performing readings, concerts, workshops and speaking on creativity, poetry, and songwriting.

Nathan has published more than 20 books. Most recent are his new collection of poems, In the Days of Our Seclusion, the first in a series that deals with the year of the pandemic, and a new travel memoir Just Another Honeymoon in France: A Vagabond at Large. Karma Crisis: New and Selected Poems, was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Oklahoma Book Award. His earlier book, Two Tables Over, won the 2009 Oklahoma Book Award. His album of all-original songs, The Streets of San Miguel, was released this last year. 

He has taught memoir, poetry, songwriting, and performance workshops from Tuscany and Ireland to the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon, the Taos Poetry Festival, the Woody Guthrie Festival, Laity Lodge, the Everwood Farmstead Foundation in Wisconsin, as well as for Blue Rock Artist Ranch near Austin, Texas.

 Naomi Shihab Nye said about Nathan’s book, My Salvaged Heart: “Brave new world! The sizzle of couplings and uncouplings – attraction and romance, ineffable magnetism, mysterious as ever – but doused with a savory dose of Nathan Brown humor, a tilted long-ranging eye that sees the next bend in the road even when he’s standing right here, firmly planted.”