Endorsements from Participants: 

"I was very inspired by all the speakers at the OCW Conference this year.  After publishing my first novel in 2005, I took a long break from writing (no real excuses), but I’ve recently retired from my day job and rebooted my writing career.  The information and encouragement attendees received during the sessions truly rekindled my excitement to be a published author.  In other words, I am totally energized! 
Congratulations to all those who made this a successful event!!  I’m looking forward to next year’s conference." -Beth Urich

"Thanks to networking and workshops, Ozark Creative Writers conference has been a boost to my career and self-confidence as a writer and public speaker. This is the conference to attend if you want to further your dream of being a published author."-Angela Drake


OCW Board of Directors

The OCW Board welcomes our newest member Max McCoy to the Ozark Creative Writers board of directors. .

  • Chrissy Willis- President
  • Tiffany Shofield- Secretary
  • Linda Apple- Conference Chair
  • Johnny D. Boggs- Board Member
  • Max McCoy- Board Member

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"The Stories We Tell"

  52nd Ozark Creative Writers Conference at the

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

​October 11-13, 2018

2018 Keynote Speaker

International Bestselling Author


Her books have been published in forty countries, and more than 30 million copies have been sold around the world. Her books have been top-3 bestsellers in the United States and number one bestsellers abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon). 

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Conference Highlights

  • Workshops by published authors, editors and agents
  • Publishers Row, independent publishers available to hear about your next project
  • Writing contests available to all participants
  • Something for everyone from the widely published professional to the aspiring writer!

Ozark Creative Writers, Inc. is proud to announce the confirmed speakers for 2018.

Also a tentative schedule has been posted as well as information about the 2018 Contests