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NaNoWriMo 2017


WOWA will be supporting NaNoWriMo writers with one Write-In event, tentatively scheduled for:

7-9:30PM Thursday November 2, 2017 - The Event Connection, Linden Ave. Dayton - During our WOWA meeting, space set aside for writing.

6-10PM Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - specific time and location to be announced.

Both events are open to the public - $6 / person for write-in, only. (Free for Paid WOWA Members)

Watch for announcements on this page.

The Western Ohio Writers Association (WOWA) is a not for profit dba of GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd. Since it was founded in October of 2008 by Gery L. Deer and Barbara Deer, the organization has provided many resources for writers in Southwest Ohio, North Eastern Kentucky and South West Indiana. From monthly critique sessions to special networking and educational events, the WOWA offers support to writers of all genre, from hobbyist to professional.

Editorial Committee:
Gery Deer, Executive Director / Co-Founder
Barbara Deer, Community Outreach / Co-Founder
Michael Martin, Social Media Mgr
Bill Bicknell,Educational Advisor
Phil Lee
Kate Seegraves


We have a diverse group of writers including novelists, poets, journalists, screenwriters, and other creative minds. The more more input we get, the better our work will be so join now! Membership is $6 per month. Paid membership grants you access to our Meetup.com event site, monthly critique sessions, additional regular events, our Facebook group and special services and offers by our sponsors.

Why is there a fee? It is our goal to offer regular, consistent educational and networking opportunities for our members. There are many free options out there for writing support and we commend their efforts. WOWA members enjoy a regular schedule and meeting location along with other membership perks unavailable elsewhere.

Remember that it doesn't work if you don't come so join now and RSVP for the next meetup event as soon as you join the group!

Join Us For The Next WOWA Meeting & Critique Session, 7:00PM, First Thursday of Each Month at The Event Connections, 4140 Linden Ave. Dayton, OH!

Not sure about it? You may attend your first meeting for a one time door fee of $6 (cash or credit card). Please email our Executive Director Gery L. Deer for complete information - gerydeer@gmail.com

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Please note that the Western Ohio Writers Association is a private organization. WOWA is an educational outreach offering of GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd. designed to encourage the success of local writers in the art and business of writing. The group is not a platform for the discussion of politics, religion, or other socially-volatile subjects. No political or religious propaganda may be distributed at any meeting or on the group message boards. We do not censor written works - Original writing may contain adult themes and language, or other content that could be offensive to some people. We remind everyone of the first amendment of the United States Constitution. Vulgarity for its own sake, however, will not be tolerated and has never been a problem within our group. We trust adults to behave as such. WOWA is not a union or trade organization and is not affiliated with the Writers Guild of America.
https://a248.e.akamai.net/secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/1/7/c/c/event_218586092.jpegThe Western Ohio Writers Association (WOWA) is proud to announce their first book, Flights of Fiction, an anthology of short stories set in and around southwest Ohio. Published by Loconeal Publishing the book is available from online resellers Amazon.com and B&N.com.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Written by just a few of the talented authors from the Western Ohio Writers Association, these soon-to-be classic tales let you follow one man’s tragic story at the end of the world in “Dead of Winter”; experience a night at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in “Nose Art”; and get lost in a haunting image from the past in “Tabitha’s Portrait,” plus many more. From detective tales to a trek into the mysterious world of wrestling, Flights of Fiction has something for everyone, all connected to the southwest Ohio region.

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