Ozarks Writers League, informally known as “OWL,”supportsthe desire of writers, artists, and photographersthroughout the region to expand their knowledge of the craft,andtoconnect with andencouragethe creativity ofothers. In addition, OWL endeavorstoprovide a resource of regular conferences and gatheringswith an emphasis onpromotingliteracy, writing, and art in theOzarks.



The Ozarks Writers League is a group of like-minded individuals dedicated to promoting writing, literacy, photography, and art. Since 1983, OWL has welcomed individuals at all stages of their development, whether they be an aspiring writer or seasoned author. We emphasize mutual assistance and fellowship among our membership.





                       2020 OWL BOARD







          President: Veda Boyd Jones

          Vice President: Ronda Del Boccio

          Secretary: Summer (S.V.) Farnsworth

          Treasurer: Russell Gayer




           Past President: Margarite Stever

           Past Treasurer: Russell Gayer

           Membership Director: Bonnie Tesh

           Fundraising Chair: John Crawford

           Social Media Director: Ronda Del Boccio

           Board Member at Large: Brenda Black

           Board Member at Large: Diana West

           Webmaster: Ricky Yates

           Writing Contest Director: Ronda Del Boccio

           Youth Writing Contest Director: April Brock

           Art Contest Director: Rochelle Wissoff-Fields

           Historian: Linda Runnebaum


Media & Newsletters


Douglas County Herald - "Ozarks Writers League Showcases Southern Authors"


Harrison Daily News - "OWL To Share Author Tips at Upcoming Meeting"


KRZK Radio - Interview with OWL President Karen Nelson about February 2014 meeting


Branson Daily Independent, September 27, 2013
Taney County Times, February 19, 2014

Press Releases

November 2013

February 2014

2014 Art & Photo Contest Winners

History of OWL