Kansas Authors Club
October 3-4-5, 2003
2700 W. 18th, Emporia, Kansas 66801
Land Is Your Land,
This Land Is My Land”
pm, Hospitality Time
8:30-10 pm, Read-a-round
9 am, State Board Meeting
11:30 am -1:00 pm, Lunch on your own
1-4:30 pm, Workshops
Keynote by LORA REITER, Ph.D.: “This Writing
Is Our Writing”
Morning Worship Service
DR. RAYMOND NELSON, presiding
10-10:30 am, GAIL MARTIN: Rosemary Time
presenters panel discussion
12:30 pm, LUNCHEON and
winners will be announced
Betty Gibb, “Writing
For the Senior Market”
This is for you even if you’re not a senior.
Betty Gibb will show you how to select a topic, how to do your
own research, the importance of including a narrative, and working
effectively with an editor.
Tom Mach, “How
to Sell Articles You Write”
This workshop is intended for writers who would
like to get paid for writing articles and fillers. What do editors
want? How to choose the right topic. Finding the “write”
publications for it. How to write an irresistible query letter.
How to research and write the article. How to rewrite and resell
your article to other publications.
Anne Haehl, “Performing
Poetry was spoken before anyone wrote it down.
Numerous opportunities exist for reading poetry. Learn how to
select poems, overcome jitters, and draw the audience in with
an effective poetry performance.
Shirley Swayne, “Releasing
Learn what imagination is as applied to description
or characterization. This workshop will help you expand ways of
thinking through effective writing exercises.
Robert McManes, “Popular
This workshop presents brief overviews of popular
poetic forms used today and a mini- workshop on haiku and free
verse. The goal will be to either write a haiku or free verse
poem on a subject provided by the instructor.
Carol Russell, “Book
Proposals & Query Letters”
How to create a saleable book proposal and query
letters. This workshop will teach you how to write a nonfiction
book proposal that is concise, complete, and interesting.
Carol Russell, “The
Mechanics of Marketing”
Learn how to use market guides to research the
markets. Understand marketing in order to increase your sales
and know how to submit a manuscript and to whom.
Mary-Lane Kamberg, “What’s
What are the elements of a good joke? How can
you use humor to pep up your writing? What’s an easy formula
for a humorous essay? This workshop will help bring out the comedian
Robert McManes, “Copyright—What’s
In It For Me?”
The basics of registering a copyright. The types
of copyrights and what can and can’t be copyrighted. Why
a copyright is important to an author.
Anderson, “Inspiration, Please ”
Her workshop, “Inspiration, Please,” presents one
woman's view of taking interesting and thoughtful photographs
and from them gaining inspiration for haiku. Photo displays and
haiku will provide an opportunity for you to use your own inspiration.
Workshop presenters also shared at the Sunday
morning roundtable, expanding on topics presented and answering
In addition to the statewide contest held by the KAC, District 1
of the KAC presented awards for their Kansas Author Contest.
The book room offered an opportunity to see and purchase books fellow
Poems were displayed on the Poetry Line in any style/form, typed
on 8 ½ x 11 paper, name & district included.