January 12, 2017
Writing the Thriller Novel
Online course for Writers Digest University
BIll will teach a six-week online course on writing. Everyone in invited. Click on the link for more information.
January 19, 2017, 7:00 pm
Full Circle Books
50 Penn Place
1900 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Bill will speak to a book group about his most recent novel, Challengers of the Dust
January 28, 2017, 2:00 pm
Woody Guthrie Center
102 East M.B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Bill will speak about his most recent novel, Challengers of the Dust (Woody Guthrie appears in this historical novel!)
February 12, 2017
Poetry Reading at the Depot
200 S Jones Avenue, Norman, OK 73069
Bill will speak and read from his two poetry collections. The White Bird and The Ocean's Edge.
February 16-20, 2017
San Francisco Writers Conference
Mark Hopkins Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Bill will speak during the conference, and will also teach a six-hour course on Saturday, THE KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL FICTION: 7 Steps to Finishing a Breakout Book. You do not have to attend the conference to attend the Monday class.
February 24, 2017
Western Heights Middle School
8435 SW 44th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73179
Bill will speak to students about his book Equal Justice: The Courage of Ada Lois Sipuel and his other work as part of their celebration of Black History Month.
March 3, 2017, 7:00 pm
Poetry at Rose
Rose State College
Midwest City OK
Bill will be one of five poets reading and talking about their work. Admission is free.
March 4, 2017, 10:00-3:00
120 W. Maine, Enid, Oklahoma
Bill will speak and sign at this author festival. Check the schedule for more details.
April 13, 2017, 11:30-1:00
Shawnee Friends of the Library Luncheon
Shawnee Public Library, Main & Philadelphia, Shawnee, Oklahoma
Bill will be the keynote speaker at this annual luncheon for library supporters. For more information, visit:
April 21, 2017
Scribes OKC CLE
Oklahoma City University of Law
800 N Harvey, Oklahoma City OK 73102
Bill will be one of several speakers at this event. Experts from around the country will provide instruction on legal writers learning from fiction writers, opinion writing, social media, and appellate advocacy. For more information, or to register, visit: https://www.scribes.org/2017-cle-registration
June 21-25, 2017
East Coast Writing Retreat
Dolliver' Neck Road
Gloucester MA 01930
Bill will lead a five-day intensive workshop at this beautiful coastal location near Boston and Rockport. Participants will submit work in advance for Bill to review. Each day the class will meet for 4-6 hours daily, including instruction from Bill as well as presentations by other published writers, plus free time to write. The content of the course will be tailored to participants.
June 28-July 2, 2017
Deep South Writing Retreat
252 Seavy Street
Senoia GA 30276
Bill will lead a five-day intensive workshop for writers at this beautiful and historic inn near Atlanta. Participants will submit work in advance for Bill to review. Each day the class will meet for 4-6 hours, plus free time to write. The content of the course will be tailored to participants. Room availability at the Veranda is limited, so book as soon as possible by calling 866-598-3905.
July 5-9, 2017
Ozark Mountains Retreat
The Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow
515 Spring Street
Eureka Springs AR 72632
479 253 7444
Bill will lead a four-day intensive workshop for writers who want to take their work to the next level. Participants will submit work in advance for Bill to review. Each day will have several classes, plus free time to write in one of the most gorgeous creative environments on earth. The content of the course will be tailored to participants. Assuming space is still available, you can stay at the Writers Colony, or stay elsewhere and come to the Colony for the classes. Reservations at the Writers Colony must be booked separately by calling (479) 253-7444. Rooms at the Colony are in beautiful condition, specifically designed to accomodate writers, and a fantastic bargain at $75 a night, most meals included.
July 19-23, 2017
West Coast Retreat
Corona del Mar CA 92647 (near Huntington Beach)
Bill will lead a five-day intensive workshop for writers at this beautiful oceanside location near Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Diego. Participants will submit work in advance for Bill to review. Each day the class will meet for 4-6 hours, plus free time to write. The content of the course will be tailored to participants.
July 26-30, 2017
2801 Parklawn Drive
Midwest City OK 73110
Bill will lead an advanced five-day intensive workshop for writers who want to take their work to the next level. Participants will submit work in advance for Bill to review and edit. Each day the class will meet for 4-6 hours. The retreat will cover both writing advice and current publishing approaches and options. Specific topics will be based upon the participant's work and interests. This retreat is designed for serious writers who want to produce a polished book and see it published.
September 22-24, 2017
Bill organizes and speaks at this annual writers conference, considered one of the leading (and most affordable) conferences in the nation.