K. Reiter, Ph.D.
is the daughter of poet-essayist
Lora D. Reiter. She grew up fascinated by the
mystery of words and is the author of three poetry collections,
a novel, a three-act play, and a collection of short stories and
other prose. Prize winner for both poetry and fiction, she is currently
doing research for a book exploring mental retardation, with illustrative
Born on a farm in Jewell
County, Kansas, Lora has traveled in Europe, Asia, and Mexico. Her
travel experiences have influenced themes and images in her writing.
Dr. Reiter’s talk is entitled: “This
Writing Is Our Writing,” taking off from our conference theme
of “This Land Is Our Land.”
You will find her talk inspirational.
Don’t miss it!
is the managing editor for the Kansas Senior Press
Service and editor of The Best Times (Hohnson County’s monthly
publica-tion for services) She holds a Masters Degree in Journa-lism
from the University of Missouri.
Tom Mach was editor of a national
(Software Supermarket), editor of a regional lifestyle
magazine (South Bay Accent), and assistant editor of Small
Business Report. In addition, he was a stringer for a chain
of newspapers and has published hundreds of articles in a wide variety
of magazines and newspapers.
Haehl is a published poet and veteran
of poetry readings. She also brings academic credentials. With her
M.A. in English and PhD in Speech, she has a lot to share. She is
also a professional storyteller.
Shirley Swayne has been a teacher
of art, English literature, and writing courses for the past 35
years. She has a B.A. degree in Fine Arts from Illinois Wesleyan
and an MA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin. She teaches
writing for various Ottawa organizations.
Carol Russell, a president of the
Christian Writers Fellowship and member of the American Christian
Writer’s Network, has spoken to numerous groups and is a published
author. She is an Advanced Toastmaster of Toastmasters International.
Robert McManes, a poetry writer
for 38 years, attended Southeastern Oklahoma State as an English
major. He authored five books of poetry, including Poetic Sighs,
We Ain’t in Kansas No More, Reflections in a Poet’s
Mirror, Love From a Poetic Point of View, and Don’t
Read Me like Some Poem. He has been published in several e-zines
Mary-Lane Kamberg is an award-winning
poet, essayist, and journalist. Her humor has appeared in the
Christian Science Monitor, Kansas City Star, Kansas City Parent.
Her I Don’t Know How To Cook Book is due out in April
Anderson was a professional photographer for fifteen
years. Since her retirement she has written several essays, stories
for her grandchildren, and lately has been seeing many of her recent
photographic images as inspiration for haiku.
information was provided by
Tom Mach, District 2