The March 14, 2020 Meeting has been CANCELLED!
Due to the evolving and uncertain COVID-19 situation, the board has cancelled
this Saturday's meeting in order to protect our members.

We will reschedule Sherry Bynum's interactive workshop for a date
later this year. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it develops.

You are invited to come to the next Galaxy of Writers meeting to participate in an interactive presentation by Sherry Bynum.

WHEN: March 14, 2020. Business meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. The readings will begin at 11:00 a.m. Feel free to attend both sessions or just the reading session.

WHERE: Norman Public Library Central, 103 West Acres Street, Norman, OK

Sherry Bynum is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor. She is a retired professional educator and School Counselor. She has served twice as the President of the Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA), and three times as President of Oklahoma Association of Addiction Counselors, a division of the Oklahoma Counselors Association, she also served as OCA’s Newsletter Editor twice. Sherry had a private counseling practice from 2005 to February 2018.

Sherry wrote her first children’s book when she was in the fourth grade. Her mother helped her mail it to Golden Books. Sherry said, "That was my first rejection. The editor sent me a personal letter, encouraging me to continue writing. The way he addressed me made me feel encouraged and quite grown up."

After she started college and continued through post graduate work, Sherry didn’t start writing fiction again until after the death of parents, who died a little more than a month apart. Sherry started writing as a way to deal with her grief. 

After several months of writing, she decided she needed to learn from professional writers. This was a turning point. Once again, Sherry enrolled in classes.   She has taken professional writing classes with Bonnie Speer, Jack Bickham, Mel Odom, and Debbie Chester. Sherry is a published author and winner of writing contests.

Sherry has presented interactive workshops at the national, state and region levels of her        professional organizations. This will be Sherry’s second interactive presentation to the Norman Galaxy of Writers, as well as a 3 hour interactive workshop with Galaxy members several years ago. She also used interactive exercises when working with her large and small counseling groups.

Sherry said, "We all learn differently. This presentation will give members and guests an opportunity to continue to grow as writers, published individuals who have been writing, and new writers.

Interactive exercises empower writers to be mindful or aware of the five senses, and the importance of experiences, and memories."