October 22, 23 & 24, 2004
Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka, KS

2004
Individual Donors:

Agnes & Chester
   Kazminski
Alice Flower
Anne McCourtie
Barbara Lerma
Barbara
   Waterman-
  Peters
Beverly Henry
Bill Karnowski
Bob Papp
Celia Daniels
Clara Splitter
Cynthia
   Pederson
Donna Hutton
   Rankin
Dorothy Masters
Edna H.
   Ferguson
Elizabeth Lee
   Rohleder
Elizabeth Nichols
Elizabeth R.
   Mulanax
Evie Green
George S. Paris
H. Hurst
   Coffman *In
   Memory of
   Minerva Bragg
   Coffman
James Barnett
Janice Levering
JoAnn Klemmer
Dr. Ken Ohm
Larry R. Parsons
Lisa Hefner Heitz
Mark Bouton
Mark & Pam    Wheeler
Max & Carol
   Yoho
Peter D. Nichols
Ron Cobb
Rosemary Torrez
Sam Pierson
Tracy Million
   Simmons
Trudy McFarland

Official Centennial Convention Photographer:
Merlin    Wambsganss

 

 

Youth Contest Awards

7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 22

Public were invited.

Jane Kurtz, Kansas children’s author, spoke on “Living the Dream: A Professional Writer Talks About Writing.” Kansas Authors Club’s 100th birthday cake was served following the awards, and Jane Kurtz signed books and met the young authors. Young writers and their families were welcomed.

Our Centennial Celebration inspired two poems:
Anne Shiever, District 4
Judie Miller, District 1

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  2004      Convention WRAP-UP

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Our thanks to these sites for helping us to advertise our Centennial Convention:

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Shawnee Co. Historical
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Topeka Convention
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2004
Professional & Business Donors :

Boss Hawg's
   Charitable
   Giving Fund,
   Topeka
   Community
   Foundation
Capital City
   Bank
Center for
   Kansas    Studies
CopyMax
Dillons #37
   (21st & Belle)
Dillons #64
   (29th & Urish)
Gardner Floor
   Covering
Gene Stratton
   Porter by
   Cynthia Ross
Golden City
   Publishing
Hall Commercial
   Printing
Helen Hocker
   Theatre
Jackson's
   Greenhouse
Kansas
   Association of
   Teachers of
   English
   K.A.T.E.)
Kansas Center
   for the Book
Kansas
   Humanities
   Council
Kansas Library
   Association
Kansas NEA;
   Kansas State
   Reading Circle
Kansas Super
   Chief Credit
   Union
Kansaswriter.com
   —Debra Guiou
   Stufflebean
Kay’s Cakes
Leeper
   Insurance
   Agency, Inc.
Margie's Java
   Cafe
McFarland's
   Restaurant
Merle Norman
   Cosmetics
The Mission
   Valley Herald

Morgan Stanley
The Osage
   County Herald

Plan
   Professionals,
   Inc.
Roquet
   Insurance
   Agency
Rubber Workers
   Credit Union
   of Topeka
Sally A.
   Pauzauski,
   MSW
Scotch Cleaners
Sharon R.    Lintzman,
   D.D.S.
Stonestreet and
   Associates
Topeka Business    and
   Professional    Women's Club
Topeka Civic
   Theatre and
   Academy
Topeka
   Convention
   and Visitors
   Bureau
Washburn
   Endowment
   Association
Westside
   Stamps
Wolf Creek
   Nuclear
   Operating
   Cooperation
Wolfe's Cameras
   Camcorders
   and
   Computers
The World
   Famous
   Topeka Zoo
The ZZZZZ
   Convenience
   Store

 


2004 Youth Contest Results

2004 J. Donald Coffin Award Competition
2004 Ferguson Kansas History Book Award Competition
2004 Nelson Poetry Award Competition
2004 Centennial Writing Contest Results

2004 Convention Photos

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

3:00 p.m. Registration opens in lobby.
Bookroom and Exhibits
4:00 p.m. Workshop: Writing and Publishing Books for Children, Jane Kurtz, children’s author
Dinner on your own, hotel has dining available
7:00 p.m. Youth Contest Awards Ceremony and Reception featuring Jane Kurtz   
8:00-10:00 p.m. Read-Around and Hospitality. (5 minute limit. Audience welcome, too.)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23
7:30 a.m. Registration opens in lobby
8:00 a.m. Kansas Authors Club State Board Meeting (Boardroom)
9:30 a.m. Workshops
10:45 a.m. Workshops
12:00 Lunch Buffet: Don Coldsmith, Kansas novelist and columnist, speaks.
1:30 p.m. Workshops
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45-3:45 p.m.

William Allen White, Sage of Emporia, Comes to Topeka (Fred Krebs)
Cosponsor: Kansas Humanities Council

4:00-5:30 p.m. Visit exhibits, historical displays, Bookroom, WOWmobile, points of interest
6:00 p.m.

CENTENNIAL BANQUET: Presentation of Awards
“Meeting of Minds” Panel

8:00 p.m. Sign up for Read-Around. Read your own original poetry or prose. 5 minute
limit.
8:30-10:00 p.m. Read-Around: Illustrious Kansas Authors Club members from the past
will read from their own work along with current members and guests.
(5 minute limit. Audience welcome, too)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
7:30 a.m. Registration and Bookroom open
 

8:00 a.m. Meditation: Raymond Nelson

9:00 a.m. Annual Meeting, Elections, and Installation of Officers
10:00 a.m. Rosemary Time
10:30 a.m. Workshops
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Kansas Authors Club Literary Contest Awards
Invitation to the 2005 Annual Convention
Brief Meeting of the 2004 and 2005 Boards
   

Featured Speakers

WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE: The Sage of Emporia (1868-1944)
Cosponsor: Kansas Humanities Council History Alive!30th anniversary logo of the Kansas Humanities Council
White, a member of Kansas Authors Club from 1905 until his death in 1944, enjoyed a national spotlight as he molded public opinion with his books, stories, and editorials in the Emporia Gazette. A Republican party leader, White knew Teddy Roosevelt and Alf Landon, and even ran for Kansas governor himself. Come enjoy the small-town philosopher and editor as he reflects on politics and his remarkable life. FRED KREBS, who teaches American history at Johnson County Community College, portrays White.

MEETING OF MINDS: At the Saturday evening Awards Banquet, a panel of early Kansas Authors Club members–poet Eugene Fitch Ware, novelist Margaret Hill McCarter, and newspaperman William Allen White, moderated by publisher Frank McLennan– discussed Kansas literature at the beginning of the 20th century. Other early Kansas authors were on hand to address the panel.

DON COLDSMITH, Kansas novelist and columnist, author of “The Spanish Bit Saga,” was featured speaker at Saturday lunch. Don is one of Kansas’s best-selling authors. His collection of his newspaper columns, Still Horsin' Around, was published in Kansas by Dancing Goat Press. He is best known for his series of historical novels, “The Spanish Bit Saga,” with more than 6 million copies in print. Don writes and ranches near Emporia.

JANE KURTZ, Kansas author of children’s books, was featured speaker at the Kansas Authors Club Youth Contest Awards on Friday evening. Jane also presented a workshop on writing for children and getting your book published. Jane has had 22 books published since 1994, many dealing with her childhood in Ethiopia. She is a member of Kansas Authors Club and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has recently moved to Hesston from Grand Forks, SD.

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Workshop Schedule
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biographical information
and workshop topic information

Friday, October 22
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Emerald III
Jane Kurtz, children's author, Writing and Publishing Books for Children
Saturday, October 23
9:30-10:30 a.m. Workshops on various aspects of writing and publishing in many genres
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River
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Research for Fiction
Bob Lawson and Eleanor Bell, Sonnet
Susan Marchant, Kansas Center for the Book
10:45-11:45 a.m. Workshops
Wheat
Bison
River
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Fred Krebs, Kansas Literature
Naomi Patterson, The Cheese Stands Alone: Poetry
Memoir Writing
1:30-2:30 p.m. Workshops
Wheat
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River
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Rick Bruner, The Inner Songwriter
Naomi Patterson, The Cheese Stands Alone: Poetry
Carol Yoho, Self-Publishing
2:45-3:45 p.m. General Session
Emerald III William Allen White, Sage of Emporia, Comes to Topeka (Fred Krebs)
—Co-sponsor: Kansas Humanities Council History Alive!
Sunday, October 24
10:30-11:30 a.m. Workshops
Bison Room
Shawnee A
River Room
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Elizabeth Nichols, In the Moment: Haiku and Senryu
Mark Bouton, Getting Your Novel Published
Barbara-Waterman Peters, Author as Artist: Handmade Books

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