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Critique Group
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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NOVEL IDEA NEWS

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September, 2022.
Members Renee' and Gene La Viness with grandkids Xaundra and Christopher, and member Joyce Ross, attended the White County Creative Writers Conference in Searcy, Arkansas on Saturday, September 3rd.
---AWARD WINNERS---
Joyce Ross - 1st Place
Gene La Viness - 3rd Place, 2HM, 3HM
Renee' La Viness - 3HM, 3HM
Christopher - 3rd Place

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August, 2022
Renee' La Viness won First Place in the Yorkshire Publishing Short Story Contest.

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January, 2022
Joyce Ross had a short story published in volume 4 of The Vault of Terror: Tales to Tell anthology.

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October, 2021
During the summer of 2021, the COVID-19 virus made a strong return to Oklahoma. Many of our members are senior citizens and some are unable or unwilling to receive the vaccine. Each member is responsible for his or her own health, and we ask anyone showing signs of illness to stay home until they are well.

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April, 2021
Renee' La Viness was the featured author on the cover of the April 2021 issue of Writers Monthly PDF e-magazine.

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February 22, 2021
It is with great sadness that we share the loss of our founder and leader, Mary Shackelford. It is in her honor that we carry on as she wished.

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OUR ORIGIN
Novel Idea Critique Group was originally created by Mary Shackelford, retired school teacher and author of Cinnamon's Quest and Sojo. Hoping to educate and encourage area senior citizen writers, she brought the group to life and held meetings at the Broken Arrow Senior Center. Mary shared her own entertaining stories and helpful critiques, and she led with a joyful attitude at all our meetings. In time, we outgrew the center, but we are thankful for Mary's dedication and the center's support while we were there.

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