Writers Reminder

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3. Conferences & Orgs for Writers


Bill Bernhardt and the Red Sneaker Writers present

Our fall writers conference, WriterCon, will  convene in OKC 

during Labor Day weekend (Sept 4-7).

at the historic Skirvin Hilton in downtown OKC. 

streaming the three-day conference, all sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Sept 4-6, Labor Day weekend). Streamers will also be able to register for private meetings with agents, editors, and others. You can still attend in personat the Skirvin Hotel, but if you can't travel to OKC, you can watch it at home for the same price. 


Need more info  willbern@gmail.com

This year we're adding a streaming component to WriterCon for those who cannot attend in person. 

Click here:  https://writercon.org/


This year, we're highlighting small-group lunches and Monday MasterClasses with our Special Guests, 

Jane Friedman (The Business of Being a Writer) and Christopher Vogler (The Writer's Journey). 

We also offer a Lunch with two fantastic agents, Amy Brewer and Patty Carothers. Last year, the lunches sold out long before the conference, so don't delay! https://writercon.org/

Contest! Deadline August 28

The deadline for Writing contest entries is August 28, 2020. 

You must be registered for the conference to enter. Once you have paid the contest entry fee, you may enter as many categories as you wish, up to five entries in each category! 

Also, on Saturday night in the Skirvin tower’s beautiful Venetian Room

(Additional charge)

Writing awards from the OWFI contest and from the WRITERCON contests 

will be presented at the banquet. and you will hear the keynote address by Christopher Vogler.


William Bernhardt has launched the Red Sneaker Writers podcast. A new episode launches every other Monday and can be streamed or downloaded to your phone or other mobile device. Each episode discusses the latest news from the world of books and publishing and what it means to writers, with an interview with a major industry professional--writers, editors, agents, and others. Available from Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Google Play, Spreaker, Stitcher, Sonos, TuneIn, Soundcloud—anyplace you find great podcasts.


Listen/Subscribe at Apple iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/red-sneaker-writers/id1435816061?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Listen/Subscribe at Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen - /ps/Icxlgh2ulfmbtfu22dnm52eoqzy

Listen/Subscribe/Download at Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/user/willbern


"The Stories We Tell"

  Ozark Creative Writers Conference at the 

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks 

2nd weekend of October annually

Eureka Springs, Arkansas 



OWFI Conference 

annually the first full weekend of May 

Best little conference in the mid-west!

For more info: www.owfi.org

It’s a good place to learn and network .


Mystery Writers of America, Southwest Chapter


Our chapter offers programs, information, and networking for published and aspiring mystery/suspense writers living in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Meetings are held regularly in Dallas and Houston.

for more info: email: mwasouthwest@gmail.com


Family History Writers


ISFHWE's primary goal is to encourage excellence in writing and editorial standards in genealogical publishing.

The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) is reminding writers IN ALL MEDIA (magazines, newspapers, journals, websites, blogs) that the Excellence-in-Writing Competition is now open for entries.


Nimrod Conference for Writers and Readers, 

Tulsa, $50. Scholarships available.