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2023 Youth Writing Contest Winners
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2023 Adult Writing Contest Winners

The fall meeting was held
in Branson on October 27 – 28, 2023
and it was great! Look below for a reminder
of what went on. See you in the spring!

Best Nonfiction Book Winner Larry Wood with Humorist Russell Gayer

Harold Pelton is a Winner!

President Ronda and Friend

Ronda and Expert Synova Cantrell

Some of the Happy Winners

at The Grand Plaza Hotel

in the Sunset Room

245 N Wildwood Drive, Branson, MO, 65616

Map (click here)

Call for reservations! 417-336-6646

OWL Room Rate: $69 + applicable taxes and fees per night.

MENTION OWL for this rate!

Hotel Check-in/Checkout:
Check-in 3 PM or after
Check-out by 11 AM

Special Thanks to:
OWL Board
Sound Guy: Jan Fields
All who donate door prizes and bring treats to share


FREE Amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub, Fitness Center, Game Room, On-site ticket office if you want to hit a show!

ALL rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, (and, of course, a bed/beds, indoor plumbing, & HVAC!).


OWL Membersip: It's only $30/year & includes both live conferences. Plus, members only are permitted to sell your books at our meetings for FREE - NO BOOTH FEE.


Conference Registration: No registration. Just come.


Conference Fee: All conferences are FREE to OWL Members.
Nonmembers may attend for $20 or just JOIN OWL for $30.


Book Tables: FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED – If you are a dues-paying OWL member, and you would like a book table, please contact Duke Pennell: webmaster@OzarksWritersLeague.com. You may have half a 3x6 table if you have several books or a space at a round table if you have 1. You may set up your table on Saturday ONLY.


OWL Hashtag: Our # for this conference to use on social is #Fall23OWL. Please use this on your social media posts. The tag is not case-sensitive.


Bring-a-Friend to OWL SPECIAL: Members may bring a non-member guest for only $10.


Share Your PHOTOS! We need YOU!
Please share your photos from the conference, along with names of those shown, to: webmaster@OzarksWritersLeague.com.


Want to take your book to the screen? Sign Up for a 10-min strategy session with Alan Roth on Saturday.
Email DianaWest22@Hotmail.com and she will assign you a specific time.


We had fascinating speakers!


Fresh from New York!
Adapting Your Book as a Screenplay and Marketing it to Producers with Alan Roth

This presentation will include a discussion on how an author should approach screenplay adaptations of their work. There is much to consider, including determining if the book has commercial potential for the screen.

Part of the presentation will be a "how to" for writing a screenplay, followed by a detailed step-by-step plan for how to market it to the industry.

Find him online at www.act-two-media.com


The Marketing Game with Synova Cantell

Award-winning author and entrepreneur Synova struggled with marketing (like the rest of us) UNTIL she turned it into a game. Then it became a whole lot easier, and a whole lot more FUN! She'll teach us how to do it during her presentation.

Find her online at SynovaInk.com


Point of View: Your Powerful Tool to Shape Your Fiction OR Nonfiction Story with Steve Weigenstein

When we talk about point of view in fiction writing, we often think of just "first person" or "third person." But there are a lot more variations of point of view, and your selection and use of point of view can go a long way toward making your writing effective. And not just in fiction, either! Point of view can have a powerful effect in nonfiction writing. In this talk, Steve will illustrate the power of well-chosen point of view with numerous examples from classic writing.

Find him online at SteveWiegenstein.com


OWL membership includes every conference
offered in a year, and more!
No pre-registration.
Yearly dues are $30.
Non-member conference fee: $20.00 at the door.
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See you there!