Join Tiffany Shofield for a special Thursday afternoon session open to all registered attendees. Learn about "SLANG". For more information
All Ozark Creative Writers, Inc.Board Members are volunteers. Lou Turner will serve as President for the 2016 Conference. Susan Swartwout is Vice-President and Chrissy Willis is Conference Director. To meet the OCW Board click here.
Other Scheduled Speakers Include:
DAVID MARION WILKINSON, a 5th generation native of Arkansas and descendant from some of the state's earliest pioneers, is an award-winning novelist and author who made the transition mid-career to screenwriting, largely due to the many development deals that came his way as the result of his published books. In the last three years, Wilkinson has written, or co-written, over 30 hours of film and cable programming. He co-produced the mini-series TEXAS RISING for the History Channel, and is producing a Civil War mini-series based on an original script by John Sayles--a project which remains in development.
"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