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August 20, 2013

Enid writers to share words at Summer Wine

ENID, Okla. — At 7 tonight, the second installment of the Summer Wine series at Enid Symphony Center will feature “A Harvest of Words.”

The program will be presented by Enid Writers Club. The evening will feature a number of local writers sharing various forms of art, including storytelling. Those present will be Chantell Titrakul, Dennis McDonald, Karen Evans, Lucie Smoker, Marsha Kay Oldham, Jim Arnold, Martha Draper, Paula Benge, Mable Carpenter and Peggy Chambers.

The series, held at Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway, is free to the public, and wine is available to those attending.

For information, call Douglas Newell at 237-9646.

Coming up on Aug. 27 will be Joe Lamerton, presenting “The Art of Hand Carved Furniture.”

Enid Writers Club and Enid Symphony invite the public to a literary event, Summer Wine: A Harvest of Words.  Laugh, cry or be terrified as writers hypnotize you with the subtle art of story. The EWC

Enid Writers Club is the oldest writing club in Oklahoma with writers ranging from published novelists to poets to storytellers who just love to make you sweat.

Tiatrakul is an Enid transplant by way of the Pacific Northwest.  She writes a variety of genre always laced with romance. She’ll be reading her award-winning flash fiction “Seeing Clearly.”

McDonald is the author of three books of horror. He has lived in Enid his whole life and pens stories of the frightening and macabre. His latest book is a zombie novel titled “Undead Flesh” set in northern Oklahoma after a massive earthquake causes the dead to rise.

Evans is president of Enid Writers Club. On the last day of summer in 2010 her oldest grandson sustained a spinal cord injury while riding in the bed of a pickup truck. She will present her personal account of the dreaded phone call in the middle of the night.

 Smoker is a mystery writer who will read from her award-winning suspense novel “Distortion,” published in 2012 by Oklahoma’s own Buzz Books USA and featured by London’s Crime City Central and The Houston Press.  

Oldham enjoys learning and writing different forms of poetry. Active in the Enid Writers Club, Don Blanding Poetry group, Poetry Society of Oklahoma, First Wednesday Poets, Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Oklahoma Pen Women, Society if Urban Poets, and National Federation of State Poetry Societies she and her husband John live on their farm northeat of Garber.

Draper grew up in a Wakita family that owned and operated the weekly newspaper business.A natural writer and educator for more than 30 years, she will read from her memoir to be completed in 2014, “Heralding Wakita.”

Benge lives in Enid with her husband and two children. She will read from her first novel-in-progress, “Signs of a Girl.” This fictional story follows a college freshman softball player and the unexpected events that shape her as an athlete and a girl.

Chambers has been writing for several years and is a twice published author, working on a third. She spends her days as a legal assistant and her nights and weekends making up stories.  Her short-short flash fiction story is called “The Helicopter.”

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