Category Archives: Speakers

September 2022 Speaker – Carrol Lund

Carrol Dolinsky Lund considers her greatest role that of cheerleader and mentor for her students and colleagues. Her guiding principle:  “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and … Continue reading

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Linda Apple, July 2022 Speaker

An unconventional approach to building characters — using the elements…. Continue reading

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May 2022 Speaker: Tim Ritter

A Springfield native, Ritter first embraced creative writing at the age of 9. By age 13 he had written two adventure books, several plays, and created his own comic strip. His 8th grade editorial Lunchline Blues earned him an award … Continue reading

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February 2022 Speaker: C.A. Simonson

C.A. Simonson is a freelance writer and author. She began her writing at the ripe age of seventeen when her first piece was accepted. The writing bug bit hard. Over 400 nonfiction human interest stories, how-to articles, and worksheets were … Continue reading

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September 2021 Speaker: Nancy Allen

Bestselling author Nancy Allen practiced law for fifteen years as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks, trying over thirty jury cases. She served on the faculty of Missouri State University for fifteen years, teaching law … Continue reading

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