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The 3 a.m. Epiphany
Apr 1, 2017

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 a.m. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction. The assignment for April 20th is Fantasy - 154.

Close up view inside a Dutch theological book
Mar 28, 2017

Did you know that the United States does not have a writers museum? We celebrate authors and have museums for visual arts (among many other things), but we don't really have a museum for writers and their books.

An article from recently caught our eye, not only for its content but because it also resembles something happening locally.

Photograph of Stephanie Morrill
Mar 27, 2017

Today we get to feature a writer who splits her time between authoring fiction and offering guidance to aspiring authors. Booklist described her most recent release as an enjoyable yet sobering mystery with a surprising twist for inquisitive readers.

Local Writers
Mar 25, 2017

What is your first memory?

Jody Jensen Shaffer photo
Mar 22, 2017

It's not often you visit an author's website and find six forthcoming books featured, but such is currently the case with Liberty, Missouri's Jody Jensen Shaffer. To find out how she's managed to accomplish such a feat, read on . . . 

Local Writers
Mar 18, 2017

In chapter 7 of Shimmering Images: a Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir, Lisa Dale Norton explains the concept of Shimmering Images.

Charlotte Henderson
Mar 15, 2017

The Read Local committee is very pleased to announce that Charlotte Henderson has won our The Many in One short story contest for her entry "Diversity Club."  "Diversity Club" meticulously captures the complex and ever-evolving nature of identity.

The 3 a.m. Epiphany
Mar 11, 2017

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

Image of a calendar
Mar 10, 2017

There are two major conferences for area writers happening in May.

The Missouri Writers Guild will be having their 2017 conference in Columbia, MO over the weekend of May 5-7. Registration is already open. Diverse speakers will present a variety of topics, and there will be numerous opportunities to share, pitch, network, and otherwise make important business connections.

Jan Duncan-O'Neal
Mar 9, 2017

Jan Duncan-O’Neal was born and raised in Kansas City, has lived most of her adult years around the Midwest and in southern Colorado.