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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Writers group cancels March meeting, reschedules speaker for April 18

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Oklahoma City Writer’s Inc. has canceled its March 21 meeting and presentation as a health precaution amid coronavirus concerns.

Previously planned speaker Desiree Webber is now scheduled to present at 10:15 a.m. April 18 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15.

Webber will speak on how she researched and crafted a tale of how forward-thinking individuals placed buffalo into train cars to start the nation’s first bison refuge. This event is free to the public.

She is author of two nonfiction middle-grade books for children, "The Buffalo Train Ride" (Doodle and Peck — 2019, 1999), and "Bone Head: Story of the Longhorn" (Eakin Press — 2003). Both books were named Oklahoma Book Award Finalists by the Oklahoma Center for the Book. In addition, she received the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Author’s Award for "The Buffalo Train Ride" and a “Storytelling World Honor Title” award for "Travel the Globe: Multicultural Story Times."

Webber is the joint author of four professional books for librarians and teachers, published by ABC-CLIO. She is a graduate of UC San Diego with a bachelor's degree in Communications and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies. Webber’s presentation is for all ages. For more information about Webber, go to www.desireewebber.com.

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