Fall in the Country . . . and into Writing

images05BNJ2YQCome out to the country for autumn, for fall, for a unique writing experience with Oklahoma Book Award winner Jeanetta Calhoun Mish. Mish will be offering a writing workshop for people of all ages and experience levels at the museum on Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

For more details click HERE.

Come see us!

Events, Musings

Altar of Alliteration

altar3Come out to the museum this Saturday from 6-9 p.m. and experience the . . . Altar of Alliteration! Did you say that in your head with thunderclaps in the background? You should. Treasure Time is Sep. 14: We are going to have a poem treasure hunt, refreshments, museum tours, and creating of much poetic energy and stuff. Please come if you like poetry. Please come if you don’t (I will alter that with my altar).

The commonly-confused word lesson you just got is free of charge.

Pick a jar from the altar. Each jar includes 5 items that begin with the same letter. Compose a poem or something with all 5 words in it. Display it for others to experience. You have alliterated, my friend. Continue reading “Altar of Alliteration”

Events, Musings

Little Town Life

At a Main Street 1970s LG cheerleader rockathon

The downside of growing up in a small town is that everyone knows you and your business. The beauty of growing up in a small town is that everyone knows you and your business.

I grew up in Locust Grove, a northeastern Oklahoma town of around 1200 people, and when I graduated high school in 1980, and left for OSU, I was ecstatic.¬† Though Stillwater was only a few hours away, it might as well have been another country. No one knew me there. No one knew my family. No one knew where I was going on Friday night or where I had been Saturday morning or what my dog’s name was or what car I drove or how often my mom went to the beauty shop and my uncle visited the liquor store. Continue reading “Little Town Life”