Ozark Writers Workshop

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Please be advised that this event may be affected by COVID-19, in which we are prepared to make the move to a digital format. We are currently requesting feedback for a digital event, should the need arise, if you have the time to fill out our survey.

Ozark Writers Workshop

July 11th at Compton Gardens and Conference Center

Save the date for our first annual Ozark Writers Workshop! Join us for a day full of classes, seminars, workshops, and discussions that focus on the art, craft, and discipline of writing. Learn from local authors and publishing professionals about the ins-and-outs of writing a book and how to take your storytelling to the next level.

Tickets now on Sale!

Advanced price $55 per person, discounts available for teachers, students, first responders, veterans, and active duty servicemembers (email us for details!)

Topics and Speakers for Ozark Writers Workshop 2020!

*Topics, Workshops, and Speakers may change. We will update you with new information as needed. The final schedule and format will be announced June 1st.


  • Beginning the Writing Journey
  • Storytelling Basics
  • Time Management for Writers
  • Drafting Tips and Tricks
  • Facing Writer's Block
  • Self-Editing
  • Critique Groups and Beta-Readers
  • Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Pros & Cons
  • Publishing Journeys
  • Creating an Author Platform
  • Online Marketing and Advertising
  • Signings, Readings, & Events


  • Querying 101
  • Personal Branding & You
  • Worldbuilding 101
  • Character Development
  • Inside Outline
  • Plotting a Romance
  • Publishing Short Fiction
  • Self-Publishing 101
  • "What If?" Idea Workshop
  • Story Structure


  • Jacquelyn Holmes
  • Meg Welch Dendler
  • JC Crumpton
  • Marina Lostetter
  • Russell Gayer
  • Tamara Hart Heiner
  • Landra Graf
  • Peter Biadasz
  • Dani Abernathy
  • Brooke Johnson