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Best of Books, Edmond, OK

Best of Books, Edmond, OK

Yesterday (14 June 2014), some of the authors whose works are included in Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland, as well as photographer Edward Gonzales (who provided the anthology’s beautiful front cover) gathered at Best of Books in Edmond, OK.  It was a beautiful day for meeting the public and signing several copies of the anthology.

This young man, a recent university graduate, was the first customer:

Photographer Edward Gonzales and LLC Chair, Donna Le, greet the first customer.

Photographer Edward Gonzales and LLC Chair, Donna Le, greet the first customer.

If you were unable to visit with us yesterday, we left a few copies of the anthology with Best of Books, Edmond, OK. If you would like to order online, you will find Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland in both soft-cover and e-book at Amazon.com.

Here are more photos from yesterday’s book signing:

Maria Veres signing book for customer

Maria Veres signing book for customer

 

Edward Gonzales and Donna Le signing books for customers

Edward Gonzales and Donna Le signing books for customers

Karen Graham signing book for customer

Karen Graham signing book for customer

S.L. Winchester signing books for customers

S.L. Winchester signing books for customers

 

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Officers of the Heartland Fountain LLC have been visiting with writers groups and the public throughout Oklahoma for several months, promoting and providing information about the anthology project, Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland.  Recently, authors Michael Hinkle and vehoae visited with the Stillwater Contemporary Writer’s Group at the Stillwater Public Library.

Stillwater Public Library

Participating in the Oklahoma Genealogical Society’s fifth annual fair held at the Oklahoma History Center, authors Donna Le and vehoae spoke with many who visited from areas around the state, as well as neighboring states.

Oklahoma History Center

The following weekend, Donna Le and vehoae traveled to the City of Mangum to meet with the Southwest Oklahoma Writers League at the Margaret Carder Library.

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(by Donna Le, 11 October 2011 AD)  Members of the Southwest Oklahoma Writers League met at 10:30 Saturday morning, October 8th, in the Margaret Carder Library in Mangum to hear Donna Le, representative of The Heartland Fountain Project, as she gave valuable insights into writing for the preservation of history, for the documentation of personal experiences, and for the creation of both fiction and nonfiction novels and short stories.  Ms. Le is a retired teacher, a resident of Edmond, Oklahoma, and a member of the Oklahoma Writers Federation.

Those present for the meeting were Melba Combs, Shirley Bustos, Judy Forehand, Jimmy Cox, Sylvia Scott, Robert Nuckolls, Johnie Skalicky, Norma Lauer, Glen & Sue Burkhalter, and Le’s friend, vehoae.

The next meeting of the Writers League is scheduled for 10:30 AM, Saturday, November 12, 2011, in the Margaret Carder Library.  All interested persons are welcome to attend.

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Those who are interested in our Anthology — Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland —  and who are able to be in Edmond next Saturday, 27 August, are welcome to join us at the Clubhouse of Villas at Hunter’s Creek, 1000 Villas Creek Drive (see directions below), from 10AM to 12 Noon.

If you will be attending the meeting and are interested in discussing your story/poem with others, please forward a copy of the draft to our Chair, Donna Le, dkle45@hotmail.com, by 6PM Friday (26 August).  Or, bring a few copies along with you to the meeting.

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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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You’ll notice another new page has been added to this website ….there, you will find the submission requirements for photographs.  Take a look.

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Those who are interested in our Anthology — Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland —  and who are able to be in Edmond this coming Saturday, 30 July, are welcome to join us at the Clubhouse of Villas at Hunter’s Creek, 1000 Villas Creek Drive (see directions below), from 10AM to 12 Noon.

If you will be attending the meeting and are interested in discussing your article/story with others, please forward a copy of the draft to our Chair, Donna Le, dkle45@hotmail.com, by 6PM tomorrow (Friday, 29 July).  Or, bring a few copies along with you on Saturday.

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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 Heartland Fountain submissions committee is seeking stories and poetry that capture the spirit of Oklahoma.  The goal is to produce a quality anthology representative of the multifaceted talent of Oklahoma writers.

Oklahoma is a fountain of inspiration teaming with leaders, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, artists, athletes, and cultural diversity.  As Oklahoma writers, we are blessed to draw inspiration from this abundant source.

Oklahoma is a land rich in history as well as a land of new beginnings.  Submissions might portray a slice of life in the heartland, reflect a pioneering spirit, feature life in a small town, or tell an old tale with a new vision.  Let your imagination soar.

Use any of the following ideas as a springboard for your chosen topic.  Remember to refer to this website for submission guidelines and progress updates.

  • Consider a setting such as Utica Square, Bricktown, the 101 Ranch, the Mayor or Skirvin Hotel, or one of the many beautiful Oklahoma lakes such as Grand Lake or Lake Hefner. Oklahoma also has celebrated ranches, state lodges, and universities.
  • Research festivals and other events. Oklahoma offers blue grass music, Italian food, Asian New Year’s, Native American culture, and Medieval fairs.
  • Flavor your literacy creation with Oklahoma cuisine including strawberries, kolaches, and cheeses.
  • Visit museums and other cultural centers. Immerse yourself in history.
  • Write a personal story about your unique family.
  • Retell a chilling ghost story with your own particular spin.
  • Spotlight an interesting Oklahoma character. He or she might be based on a real person or a fictional character.
  • Engage your imagination but, most of all, enjoy your writing.

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