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The Stillwater Public Library  is hosting a "Read Local" authors fair on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-4 p.m.  As the name implies the library will be focusing on locally connected authors.     

"We are inviting any author who has an association with Stillwater, Payne County, any of the town’s in Payne county or anywhere within the 50 miles surrounding Stillwater." stated Stacy Delano of the library.  "Which means if the person lives in the area, went to school in the area, went to OSU/OAMC or worked in the area, then they would qualify."

The Stillwater Public Library, in partnership with Stillwater Writers Group and New Forums Press, is hosting the “Read Local” authors fair on Saturday, October 26, from 1-4 p.m. The fair is intended to introduce the community to local authors and to give local authors a forum for selling books. The fair features writers from Stillwater, Payne County and those who have a connection anywhere within the fifty miles surrounding Stillwater.

This event will be held in the Stillwater Public Library auditorium at 1107 S. Duck. Authors will be provided a table for booth space which may be set up at the authors’ discretion. Sales will be made through the authors. Chairs will also be provided, so that community members can visit with authors.

►FREE with a donation of two books by the author or $25.00
             ►One copy will be a giveaway and one will be added to the library’s Special Collections.
►Stillwater children’s book illustrator Tim Jessell at 2 p.m.
►Five minute author readings throughout the event
►Free coffee bar
►Children’s illustrating activities
►Giveaways-eligibility is based on visiting authors’ tables
►We are coordinating the event with the Stillwater Film Festival for maximum attendance at the library.

REGISTER: The fair is limited to 35 authors. To register, fill out the application at

DEADLINE: Registrations must be completed by Friday, Sept. 20.

►Books to sell, money box, receipts
►Decorations for tables
►Pamphlets, business cards or other information
►Table giveaways, if desired

Although we are asking for the donation of two books (one to be archived in our special collections), we do not want this to be a “deal breaker” for anyone and we’ll be glad to discuss options for anyone who cannot provide the books.


Stacy DeLano
Stillwater Public Library


Time is Running Out


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Sonia Gensler (The Revenant), Tim Tharp (The Spectacular Now, film/book) Regina Brooks (Serendipity Agency)

Rose State Short Course on Writing, Oklahoma City (Sept 27-29)

I'm sending this last chance e-bulletin to remind everyone to register for the Rose State Short Course on Writing.  You still have time to enter all the contests at no additional cost, but only if you hurry.  This is the time to dust off your manuscripts and see what happens.  Remember, the contests are open to everyone registered for the conference.  You can enter every category and it still won't cost you anything extra.

According to Poets & Writers, the Rose State Short Course is the best writing conference for the best value in the Southwest.  Do your writing career a favor by taking this chance to learn from the over thirty writers, agents, and editors presenting on three tracks covering fiction, nonfiction, and the business side of writing. One-on-one consultations with writers, editors, and literary agents will be offered at no additional cost.  Because of the College's support, this fantastic value is being offered at the unprecedented low price of $129 ($49 for students, free for Rose State faculty and staff). Register by calling 405 733 7392.

On Saturday, at the First Page Panel, all participants are invited to submit the first page from their work-in-progress to be critiqued (anonymously) by David Morrell and agents Marcy Posner and Regina Brooks.  These critiques are sure to be honest and enlightening.  Drop your first page off at the registration desk when you arrive.

For submission guidelines, or for more information about the conference, visit:

Please spread the word about the Short Course to your writing friends.  Rose State is committed to providing meaningful assistance to writers and I want everyone to know about it.

The Schedule

The Short Course begins Friday night at 6 with an informal booksigning and chance to chat with the authors, followed by the evening program at 7, which will feature the announcement of the contest winners and the keynote by David Morrell (Rambo: First Blood).  Sessions will go all day Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. Here's a brief breakdown of the schedule for Saturday and Sunday:

Just In Time for that Outdoor Lover You Know

Dr. Tom Yarbrough retired from a long teaching and counseling career in Oklahoma into full time writing. He has recently finished Treestand Scribbles.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends in the woods at a deer camp cabin which he helped build. The result is this collection of brief sayings written over a lifetime of deer hunting. Nature and wildlife abound in this collection for any hunter to enjoy

This is his third book with two others on the way.  

Endorsement: Neal Keyes, retired writer/photographer for “Outdoor Oklahoma” magazine says: “….this book is not only a great read for the deer hunter, but for anyone that appreciates the outdoor world…..intertwined with a great sense of humor.”

Books are available at Amazon or
Discount for 5 or more at:
River Hawk Books
P.O. Box 381
Ada, Ok. 74820

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