WHAT: Speaker Tres Savage
WHEN: Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

Tres Savage has served as NonDoc.com's Editor-in-Chief since the publication launched in September 2015. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and covered two sessions of the Oklahoma Legislature for eCapitol.net before working in health care for six years. Now a nonprofit publication, NonDoc was recently named "Best Website" in Oklahoma by the Society of Professional Journalists. NonDoc’s mission is to provide quality journalism with context that enables civic involvement.

                       


You are cordially invited to attend the Norman Galaxy of Writers' annual Holiday Party & Announcement of Contest Winners

WHEN: DEC. 11, 2021—10 to NOON
WHERE: UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
914 ELM AVENUE

                        BRING YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT TO SHARE!

      Our agenda will include a quick business meeting, installation of officers for 2022, a short surprise program, and awarding prizes and certificates to the winners of the 2021 Galaxy Contest, followed by lots of fun, fellowship, and great desserts. Come One and All to join in the Joy of the Season. Zoom will also be available. And guests are welcome! 
      If you are published and would like to bring copies of your book to display, please do. There will be plenty of room. We’d love to see what all of our authors have written!

 November 13, 2021, Speaker Event

 WHERE: Virtual, via Zoom with link provided by emailing:

                                          galaxy-info@narda.net. Please put “Galaxy Meeting” in the subject line. Also, the meeting will be in person (wear a mask) in the Pioneer Room at the Norman downtown library. We look forward to seeing you in person or on Zoom!

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

Bill Bernhardt will talk about how to develop characters everyone will love. He’s the author of more than fifty books, including the Daniel Pike legal thriller series, as well as the bestselling Ben Kincaid series, and many stand-alone works. He founded the Red Sneaker Writers Center to mentor aspiring writers with a bi-weekly newsletter and podcast. He also hosts the annual WriterCon, in addition to holding small group writing retreats. Bernhardt has received the Southern Writers Guild’s Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished author award, given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work influencing the way we understand ourselves and the American society.’" In his spare time, Bernhardt enjoys reading, digging for dinosaurs, trekking though the Himalayas, paragliding, and jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet. In 2013, he became a Jeopardy! champion.



October 9, 2021, Speaker Event

 WHERE: Virtual, via Zoom with link provided by emailing:

                                          galaxy-info@narda.net. Please put “Galaxy Meeting” in the subject line. Also, the meeting will be in person (wear a mask) in the Pioneer Room at the Norman downtown library. We look forward to seeing you in person or on Zoom!

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

Professor Marty Ludlum will bring his Power Point presentation on copyright and trademarks.

 

 He’s a seasoned lawyer and professor at the University of Central. In his spare time he’s an unreformed wanna-be novelist.  Pre-Covid, he enjoyed international travel. He lives in Edmond with his wife of 35 years, Kara, and spends most of his spare time spoiling his two-year-old grandson, Tommy, who is the center of the universe. He has presented various legal topics to writers' groups throughout the southwest. Professor Ludlum's fall back job is as a children's birthday party magician, in case the teaching thing does not work out.



 

September 11, 2021, Speaker Event

 WHERE: Virtual, via Zoom (link provided by emailing  writeline-ed@narda.net Please put “Galaxy Meeting” in the subject line. Also, the meeting will be in person (masked) in the Pioneer Room at the Norman downtown library. We look forward to seeing you in person or on Zoom!

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. on August 14, 2021

Darleen Bailey Beard is the author of several children’s books, including The FlimFlam Man, Twister, and The Babbs Switch Story.

 Darleen graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1986, with a degree in Professional Writing. One of her professors said “Anything worth getting is worth busting your butt over.”

 

“He was absolutely right. Everything worth getting does take a lot of hard work to achieve. I remind myself of this when I have to edit and edit and edit my books before they go to print. Writing is the easy part. But editing takes time and that’s what I’ll talk about—how to edit your manuscript to make it stronger in today’s competition. These are editing techniques that will work for all genres.”

 


 August 2021 Speaker Event

 WHERE: Virtual, via Zoom (link provided by emailing galaxy-info@narda.net. Please put “Galaxy Registration” in the subject line. We look forward to seeing you!

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. on August 14, 2021

Hayley Leatherwood, managing editor of Oklahoma Living magazine, received her bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and her master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. Hayley joined OKL in 2011 and has focused her work on design, development, and print and digital communications. Hayley has received more than 20 national awards for writing and was also named to Oklahoma's NextGen Under 30 for her work in media. Hayley is passionate about people, cooperatives, and sharing technology with others to improve user experiences.

 

She lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, with her husband Grant, and their dog, Pete. They brought their newborn daughter, Andie Jane Leatherwood, home from the hospital on Mother’s Day, 2021. 

 

Hayley will talk with us about all things Oklahoma Living and opportunities for writers to break into print with small regional trade magazines.

 


                                 July 2021 Speaker Event

 WHERE: Virtual, via Zoom (link provided by emailing galaxy-info@narda.net. Please put “Galaxy Registration” in the subject line. We look forward to seeing you!

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. on July 10, 2021


Ginny Myers Sain, author of Dark and Shallow Lies (TYA novel available 8-31-21 from Razorbill/ Penguin), comes from a long line of writers, but her first love has always been the theatre. She has a degree in theatre and has spent most of her career teaching acting and directing plays and musicals. Ginny currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her teenage son and a very cowardly Doberman named Shipley. When she is not working in the theatre or writing, you're likely to find her listening to true crime podcasts, taking pictures of alligators, eating tacos, or planning a trip to Walt Disney World. Ginny will talk about how to use physical action in our writing.