October Meeting - Writing is the Painting of the Voice!

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Candy SimonsonVice President and Newsletter Editor of Springfield Writers Guild, has served the Guild as past Treasurer and Director-at-Large. Candy writes Christian fiction/family drama and mystery. Her award-winning short stories and essays have been published in five anthologies, and almost 400 articles have appeared in national print and online magazines. Her Young Adult family drama trilogy: Love’s Journey Home (2013), Love Looks Back (2015), and Love’s Amazing Grace (2015), and anthology of 26-sentence flash fiction stories, A Quick Read, can be found on Amazon.com. In 2017, she published Thoughts for Evening Time, A Devotional  and co-authored a children’s story coloring book with original art, All Beautiful Creatures. Now retired from a career in technology training, she lives in Strafford, Missouri, with her husband, Tim.

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Candy will be presenting a writing program. Don't miss it!


ORA meets on the first Saturday of the month, hosting guest speakers who offer information about numerous facets of the industry. Our presenters include published authors, acquiring editors and agents, self-publishing gurus, special-interest experts, marketing specialists, and more.

Our presenting speaker will begin his or her presentation at 12:30 p.m., following our social hour at 11:30 a.m., and our critique group at 9:30 a.m. Meetings are typically hosted at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, located at 397 E Central Street. Meetings include the speaker’s presentation, news and discussion regarding upcoming literary events and opportunities, and conclude with door prizes.

Anyone interested in ORA is welcome to attend up to three meetings for free. Afterward, annual membership is only $25.