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Meeting time/location:  2nd Thursday at Cherokee Strip Conference Center, Cimarron Room, 6:30 - 8 pm.

Roll Call winners!

 Roll Call topic assignment for December:  write a Christmas story, 150 words or less, using ALL of the following words: heart, orange, Oreo, post, quickly, tulip.

 Winner:  Martha Hatt

"A Slight Variation on 'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

 Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Oreos were placed by the chimney with care

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of oranges danced in their heads.

And mama in her kerchief, and I in my cap

had just settled down for a long winterís nap.

When out on the lawn their arose such a clatter

my heart sprang up, wondering what was the matter.

* * * *

More quickly than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted and called them by name:

"Now Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! On, Tulip! On, Donner and Blitzen!

To the top of the post! To the top of the wall!

Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

Archived Roll Call Winners

The Festival of Words Committee is proud to announce the winners of our first writing contest (2004):

Essay:  Cherrie Lipsett
Inspirational:  Martha Draper
Poetry:  Nolen Harsh
Short Story (Mystery):  Lindsay Headlee
Short Story (Fantasy):  Dee Hayden
Short Story (Science Fiction):  Nolen Harsh

2004 FOW Pictures

2004 FOW Archive

2003 Festival of Words archive

Founded in 1923 by Professor Roi Wolfinger, head of the English department at Phillips University, Enid Writers Club is the oldest continuously active group of its kind in the state.  We currently have 40 members who meet the first Thursday of each month from September through June; almost half of our members also belong to the state writing organization, OWFI.

EWC contains a diverse group of authors, from poets to novelists to essayists.  Our members are published both locally and internationally, with works spanning all genres.


Please feel free to browse around our site...we'd love to answer any question you might have and welcome your feedback!


EWC News

December -- two more new members joined: Marilyn Kennedy and Chance Green.

November -- two people read for membership (Eric McMullen and Sandra Norwood) and three visitors were in attendance.

October -- four read for membership

Member News!

Martha Hatt has a personal experience essay, "Are Public Schools Dispensable?"  published on the Voices of Civil web page.  Voices of Civil Rights is a project sponsored jointly by AARP, The Leadership Council for Civil Rights, and the Library of Congress in observance of the 50th anniversary of Brown Vs. Board of Education, the Supreme Court Decision making school segregation unconstitutional.  The sponsoring groups are using the stories to help interpret that era of American history and will archive them in the Library of Congress.


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