On the evening of December 10, the San Angelo Writers Club (SAWC) held their 2019 Holiday party. As in previous years, the club kicked off the evening with socializing and a potluck dinner. Shortly after seven p.m., member presentations commenced. SAWC members were allotted five minutes to read a selection of their choice. Most of the members present chose to present. The presentations were lively and often funny. If you are a writer, come join us in the new year for advice, demonstrations, how-to presentations, and fun.
The San Angelo Writers Club (SAWC) Authors Fair 2019 was held Saturday, September 7, from 1-4 pm in the Sugg Community Room (third floor) of the Stephens Central Library. Thirteen published authors from the SAWC participated. Each author presented one or more books, thirty-four books in total. A dozen authors made short presentations to an appreciative audience.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the Authors Fair a great success. Thanks especially to the authors whose books and enthusiasm made this a truly special event.
Dr. John Osterhout, recently retired from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Angelo State University, spoke on “Writing the Schnoz of the Rings” at the March 12 meeting of the San Angelo Writers Club. Osterhout discussed various aspects of writing parody including checking out the competition, length considerations, funny names, and pop cultural references.
Osterhout began by talking about his reasons for writing “The Schnoz of the Rings” which were more personal than related to monetary gain. “Desire for fame and fortune are not good reasons to undertake writing a book.”
Osterhout read several passages from his book to illustrate various aspect of humor in parody. He gave examples of pop cultural references from Start Trek, The Wizard of Oz, and the Beverly Hillbillies.
After his presentation, Osterhout signed copies of his book, which is available in paperback on Amazon and from Barnes and Noble. It is available for the Kindle and through Kindle Unlimited. The Schnoz can also be checked out at the Angelo State University Porter Henderson Library and the Tom Green County Library.
On December 11 the San Angelo Writers Club held its 2018 Holiday Party. Club members contributed dishes and desserts for a potluck spread. Everyone filled their plates and the evening commenced with munching and socializing.
After everyone was settled with their plates, the club members began their tradition of letting each member read a short bit of their year’s work. Several members read from their work. The contributions ranged from poetry to prayer, from serious and heart-felt to humorous.
The evening ended with more munching and more socializing before we broke to reconvene in the new year.
The San Angelo Writers Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at First Place, 14 Harris Street, San Angelo, Texas. Coffee and snacks are served at 6:30 pm and the presentations begin at 7:00 pm. Membership is $20.00 per year.