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Be the Fountain

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            Fountains attract people. Water sprays upward, falling gently in eye-catching splendor. Bubbling fountains gurgle soft whispers, soothing one’s very soul.

Fountains renew and refresh, even heal. Spend time at the heart of a fountain. Depart rejuvenated.

The Heartland Fountain anthology project is offering a free class on June 6, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. This class is open to those who wish to have their writing considered for inclusion in our second volume of Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland. The presentation will be held at the Clubhouse at Hunter’s Creek located at 1000 Villas Creek Drive in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Come learn how to “Be the Fountain.”

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 DIRECTIONS:

Go north on Kelly Avenue from downtown Edmond.  Just before arriving at the intersection of Kelly Avenue and Coffee Creek Road, you will notice, on the west side of Kelly, an entrance into the residential community of Villas at Hunter’s Creek.  That street turning in is Villas Creek Drive.  As you go through the gates, you will see the Clubhouse directly ahead, next to the swimming pool.  (Note:  On the east side of Kelly Avenue, directly across from the entrance to Villas at Hunter’s Creek, you will notice the Coffee Creek Golf Club.)

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The deadline to submit short stories and poems for Heartland Fountain’s second anthology volume has been extended due to circumstances beyond our control.  The new deadline date for submissions is August 8, 2015. For complete details about submissions, please refer to our April 8, 2014 announcement .

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Heartland Fountain, LLC and special guest, Cheryl Capps Roach, will be at the Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City, Oklahoma, on Saturday, June 21st.  We will present a program, “Lessons from the Heartland: Spotlight on Women,” from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. If you reside in or near Ponca City, we hope you will be with us for this special event.

Cheryl Capps Roach, Genealogist

Cheryl Capps Roach, Genealogist

Cheryl is a well-known genealogist, and author of Searching for My Grandfathers: From the North Seas to the Oklahoma Oil Pools. You can visit her webpage on GenealogyWise website.

If you have never visited the Pioneer Woman Museum, this will also be an opportunity for you to enjoy the outstanding facility and its myriad historical collections highlighting Oklahomans.

Heartland Fountain, LLC, cordially invites you to be with us in Ponca City on June 21st to enjoy the special presentations, along with delicious pies from J.W. Cobbs Restaurant.

Hope to see you there ….

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Several authors whose works are contained in our anthology, Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland, will be in Edmond this coming Saturday – 14 June. From 1:00pm to 2:30pm, they will be meeting the public and signing copies of the anthology.

Best of Books-Edmond is located in Kickingbird Square at the intersection of Danforth Road and Bryant Avenue.

 

Best of Books, Edmond, OK

Best of Books, Edmond, OK

 

Best of Books, Edmond, OK

Best of Books, Edmond, OK

 

We’re looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

 

 

 

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Heartland Fountain, LLC and guest, Sandra K. Tharp-Thee, will be at the Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City, Oklahoma, on Saturday, May 17th.  We will present a program, “Celebrating and Creating History,” from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. If you reside in or near Ponca City, we hope you will be with us for this special event. Sandra Tharp-Thee, Library Director for the Ioway Tribe of Oklahoma, will speak about her professional and personal life.

Sandra Tharp-Thee

Sandra Tharp-Thee

Those of you who are acquainted with Sandy are aware that her work has gained the attention not only of other Oklahoma nations/tribes and the State of Oklahoma, but national and international organizations as well.

If you have never visited the Pioneer Woman Museum, this will also be an opportunity for you to enjoy the outstanding facility and its myriad historical collections highlighting Oklahomans.

Heartland Fountain, LLC, cordially invites, and encourages, you to be with us in Ponca City on May 17th.

Hope to see you there ….

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fountain penHeartland Fountain, LLC, calls for submissions for Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland, Volume II.

The following submission guidelines must be followed:

Unpublished short stories, maximum 3,500 words. (Note: maximum raised to 3,500 words on 25 July 2015.)

Poetry (rhymed or unrhymed), maximum 40 lines.

Standard manuscript format. Times New Roman, 12 point font.

Mail two copies of each entry, along with your entry fee (check or money order), to Heartland Fountain, PO Box 8165, Edmond OK 73083-8165.  Make checks/money orders payable to Heartland Fountain. Submission deadline is 8 August 2015.

You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee. The entry fee is ten dollars ($10) for stories and five dollars ($5) for poetry.  No self-addressed stamped envelope is required as manuscripts will not be returned to you. (Note: First North American Serial Rights. Rights revert to author 30 days after publication.)

Include a cover letter with all your contact information, including e-mail address and a 50-word bio. Writing genres which we will consider include fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and poetry. No erotica, gratuitous sex, or violence will be considered.

By submitting your manuscript, you are allowing it to be edited and considered for publication. If your work is chosen, you understand and agree with the conditions for publication in the anthology, Oklahoma: the Fountain of the Heartland, Volume II.

Entries must be unpublished, unaccepted for publication by another source, and not optioned when submitted. Heartland Fountain LLC is not responsible for entries lost or delayed in the mail.

Check for updates at this website (http://oklahomaheartland.com).

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M. Carolyn Steele

(by Donna Le, 3 October 2011 AD)  Writers interested in learning about preserving family history and winning writing contests are encouraged to attend M. Carolyn Steele’s presentation at the Heartland Fountain Project meeting.  The group will convene from 10:00 a.m. to noon October 22nd at the Clubhouse at Hunter’s Creek located at 1000 Villas Creek Drive in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Educated in journalism and commercial art, M. Carolyn Steele owned a graphic art studio for many years.  She didn’t start out to be a writer, but a promise to her dying mother to rewrite a novel and see it published set Carolyn on that path.  In the process of trying to keep her word, she has won numerous awards, including a smattering of first place and creme-de-la-creme honors.  She was most recently awarded First Place in both the Published Short Story category by the Tulsa City/County Library and the Family Writing Contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Genealogical Society.

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Carolyn is published in thirteen anthologies, including three of the Heavenly Patchwork series and two of the My Hero series and is currently developing a collection of stories based on the Creek Removal to Oklahoma.

Her love of history, especially Civil War and Native American, compliments another passion — genealogy.  She teaches writing workshops to genealogy enthusiasts eager to craft family stories and is a frequent speaker on the subject to libraries, genealogy societies, writing clubs, church and civic organizations.

For several years she taught family writing at the Tulsa Genealogy Society.  Common writing problems encountered by her students inspired her book, Preserving Family Legends for future Generations, which won First Place in the 2010 Heartland Book Fest non-fiction book category.  Compact and easy to read, the book was written as an aid to both genealogists and aspiring writers and has been featured in a number of newspapers, among them The Daily Oklahoman and Tulsa World, and was recommended in the literature section of Tulsa People, February 2010 issue.

Information about the anthology project will be discussed at the meeting.  Writers of all skill levels are welcome to attend.  More information about M. Carolyn Steele can be found on her website at www.mcarolynsteele.com .

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DIRECTIONS:

Go north on Kelly Avenue from downtown Edmond.  Just before arriving at the intersection of Kelly Avenue and Coffee Creek Road, you will notice, on the west side of Kelly, an entrance into the residential community of Villas at Hunter’s Creek.  That street turning in is Villas Creek Drive.  As you go through the gates, you will see the Clubhouse directly ahead, next to the swimming pool.  (Note:  On the east side of Kelly Avenue, directly across from the entrance to Villas at Hunter’s Creek, you will notice the Coffee Creek Golf Club.)

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