OKC Writers -
Regular meeting time and place
3rd Saturdays each month at 10 am.
St Luke’s ME church, Room 225
222 N.W. 15th Street Oklahoma City, 73103
(driving directions: http://stlukesokc.org index.php/about_us/driving_directions)
Enter through the northwest door,
by handicap parking and go to Room 130
(There will be signs and people to help you find the way). (405) 232-1371
Time: Coffee @ 10a, program @ 10:15a.m.
Oklahoma City Writers, Inc.
Oklahoma City Writers, Inc. — ONLINE OR IN PERSON!
Lea Tran presents on Saturday, August 21 at 10:15 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15th St. Room 130. The link to the on-line meeting will be available on the OCWI Facebook. The presentation is approximately 60 minutes with time for questions and discussion afterwards. http://www.okcwriters.org/
Lea Tran is an ethnic Chinese (Hoa people) who fled her birth country, Vietnam in 1979 to the United States as a “boat person.” In her memoir I Did Not Miss the Boat: Memoir of a Vietnam Hoa Refugee, she shared the story of the coming of age of an adolescent girl who struggled to help her family’s assimilation into a new country while searching for her own identity. From surviving the vast South China Seas, pirate raids, and uninhabited Indonesian islands to surviving high school and family life, Lea Tran did not experience a typical American upbringing.
Nevertheless, Lea overcame many obstacles to graduate from Villanova University and pursued a career as an organic chemist, co-inventing several patents on anti-HIV drug discovery and development. She then went on to build a successful business of custom window treatments for ten years. As a speaker and a coach, Lea's mission is to inspire others to reconnect with their roots, to overcome the fear of uncertain times, look for opportunities in the midst of adversity so they will not be missing out in life.
Kathleen Listman, OKC WRITERS program chair, will be asking for recommendations for next years speakers. We usually have 30 to 40 people in attendance. OCWI offers no payments for speakers, but you are welcome to sell your publications when you speak.
If you want to volunteer someone else as speaker, you can send information for them, but please ask them first!
Kathleen says, I am looking for a few good presenters.If that peaks your interest, please let me know. I will also need to know something about you--such your contact information, proposed topic (with a one sentence description), and a short biography of your experience in the world of writing and/or publishing. Contact her at email@example.com
If you would rather be on a panel, there are not any months set for that yet, so let me know when you would not be available. The following subjects are currently planned for panels: