Hi Folks! Due to our website being down for an entire week, we’ve extended the deadline for registrations at the $125 price, plus the deadline for your contests, until September 7th.

Thank you, everyone, for your patience during our struggles with the site. 

And this should have been posted in June…Brenda Brinkley was our 20th registration.

Hurray Brenda!!!

OCW Conference Brochure for 2014

Attention Publishers. We are offering an opportunity for you to promote your company at our 47th Annual Writers conference. Click on the link below for more information.

For Publishers, OCW

“The OCW conference is one of those special weekends of writers' workshops and readings that participants look forward to from one year to the next. Small enough to be intimate, it's wide ranging enough to offer both aspiring and advanced writers the tools and encouragement they need to take their work to the next level. It's also a conference that's just plain 
fun.”~~Pat Carr, author of The House on Prytania, and Death of a Confederate Colonel

“I’ve heard that Ozark Creative Writers is a superior writers’ conference.”~~Elizabeth Lyon has been a freelance book editor and workshop teacher since 1988. She is the author of many books for writers, including Manuscript Makeover. In 2013, she launched the first of a booklet series for fiction writers, beginning with Writing Subtext, available as an e-book at many booksellers and as a paperback at Amazon.


October 9, 10, & 11.

Schedule is Subject to Change


Both Fri & Sat, Tiffany Schofield will take pitches & Norm Dickson will photograph book-jacket head shots. Sign-up sheets will be at the registration table.

Thursday October 9, 2014
2:00pm-4:00pm: Share your successes with Author Dusty Richards
6:30 pm/Lobby: Registration, cash bar, open mic

Friday October 10, 2014
8:30am-11:00am/East Lobby: Coffee service
8:30am-Noon/Lobby: Registration
9:00am: Announcements
9:15am-10:15am: Robert Knott—“Write Your Novel for the Movies”
10:15am: Break
10:30am-11:30am: Brett Cogburn—“The Business of Writing for Traditional Publishing”
11:35am-12:00pm: Norm Dickson—“How Even an Amateur Can Take Photos for a Magazine Article”
12:00-1:30pm: Lunch on your own
1:30pm-2:30pm: Robert Knott—“How to Start &
Finish a Screenplay”
2:30pm: Break
2:45pm-3:45pm: Breakout Sessions
Marian Szczepanski—“Tips for Researching Your Novel & When to Put Boots on the Ground”
Jennifer Nipps—“Networking & Self-promotion”
Promotion for Wallflowers”
3:55pm-4:45pm: Margo Dill—“What Makes Your Life Worthy of a Memoir?”
6:30pm/Lobby: Social time. Cash bar.

7:00pm: Friday Evening Buffet (Buy tickets in advance). Auction (check our auction page throughout the summer for details, items donated, and other fun activities we’re planning for the auction. As usual, Dusty Richards will be our auctioneer extraordinaire.

After our auction, Lonnie Whitaker and Rickey Pittman will host a jam session in honor of the late Nick Nixon. Bring fiddle, banjo, harmonica, voice—join in!

Saturday October 11, 2014
8:30am -11:00am/East Lobby: Coffee service
8:30am-Noon/Lobby: Registration
9:00am: Announcements
9:15am-10:15am: Jeff Guinn, author of Manson:
The Life & Times of Charles Manson
10:15am: Break
10:30am-11:30am: Tiffany Schofield
11:30am-1:30pm: Lunch on your own
1:30pm-2:30pm: Jeff Guinn, author of Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie & Clyde 2:30pm: Break (Hurry, it’s a short one.)
2:35pm-3:35pm: Breakout Sessions
Margo Dill—“Alternatives to Traditional Publishing”
Johnny D. Boggs—“I’m for POV! And so is he. And so is my other she. And him and her, too.”
3:45pm-4:45pm: Breakout Sessions

Marian Szczepanski— “How to

Write Great Sex Scenes”

6:30pm: Social time. Cash bar.