The 51st Annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks

in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

was a big success.

​Join us

​October 11-13 2018

for the

52nd Annual Conference

details available 2/18

OCW Board of Directors

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

Keynote Speakers for 2017.

  • Kathleen & Michael Gear
  • Max McCoy


​Workshops with

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

Added bonus: Publisher's Panel.

  • Chrissy Willis- President
  • Brett Cogburn- Vice-President
  • Tiffany Shofield- Secretary
  • Linda Apple- Conference Chair
  • Delois McGrew- Contest Chair

Have a question email us at:

Ozark Creative Writers, Inc. is operated by a board of directors who plan an annual conference for and about writing. While we encourage you to get involved with your local writing group, we are NOT affiliated with any writing organization..

Click here to learn more about the 2017 Conference

Scheduled to Speak

Want to know who won the contests in 2017 click here for a winner's list

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!
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