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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!

Linda Apple named 2017 Conference Chair& Delois McGrew named 2017 Contest Chair

 "Your Lucky Day in The Ozarks"

51st Annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference
October 12-14, 2017

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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 Tiffany Schofield. All Ozark Creative Writers, Inc.Board Members are volunteers. To meet the OCW Board click here.

Keynote Speakers for 2017.

  • Kathleen & Michael Gear
  • Max McCoy
  • Gary Goldstein

​Workshops with

  • Tiffany Schofield,
  • Johnny Boggs 
  • Linda Apple
  • Dusty Richards.

Added bonus: Publisher's Panel.

New Officers for 2017

  • Chrissy Willis- President
  • Brett Cogburn- Vice-President
  • Lou Turner- Secretary

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