Quarterly conferences are held on the third Saturday of February, May, August, and
November, all geared toward education and current market information. Well-known agents, editors, and authors
speak at those times, but also included are regional people with expertise in our fields of interest.
We meet in Plaster Auditorium at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri (near Branson.)
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Traditionally, the February conference is geared toward photography and art, with
the annual Art Show drawing entries in photography, painting, and alternative art (which can include almost
Photo entries are due at that conference for the annual Cliff Edom Photography contest, with the winner announced in
The May conference includes the annual luncheon on the patio and auction.
The auction is always a fun-filled event and the funds derived from it help with our literacy and speaker
OWL sponsors many writing contests, with all entries due on September 1st.
Winners are announced and cash prizes awarded at the annual awards dinner in November.
In addition to the Saturday conferences, we meet the Friday night before each of
them to have dinner, read at open mic, and network among ourselves.
Currently, we meet at the Boxcar Willie Inn II in Branson, Missouri.
To join OWL, you may print off a membership application from this website and follow the
instructions for mailing to the current treasurer.
Memberships are $20.00 before the February conference.
After that, it is $25.00.
Student memberships are $10.00.
One-day attendees are welcome and pay $10.00.