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Around the Convention Site
Annual meeting attendees 1Annual meeting attendees 2
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KAC Book RoomPauline Fecht invites members to Dodge City in 2008 Chatting
Sam Pierson, Rosemary Torrez and Agnes Kasminski Barbara Brady, Evie Green and Trudy McFarland
Lorena Joyce Herrmann and Amy Becker
Raymond and Stan Nelson

District 5 Convention Organizers

District 5 members organized and ran the 2007 convention

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Workshop Speakers
Robert BeattieAnnette Wood
Frankie Roland Daniel Spees Roxie Olmstead
Carol Macalister ReynoldsMike Klaassen

Special Guest: Stan Nelson
Type founding, basic printing technology
Stan in apron Stan works with type mold Stan locks his mold before pouring molten lead
Stan explains the art of creating movable type Stan provides background in printing Stan describes perfecting a metal letter
Stan pour molten metal into his mold Foundry tools Samples in stages of development of a single movable type letter

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An Hour with Will
William Shakespeare reads a sonnet
Charles Goolsby, high school drama teacher from Lawrence, KS

2008 KAC Officers
who were present at the convention

Upcoming 2008 KAC officers

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Keynote Address
"Ink in Their Veins"

Stan Nelson, Museum Specialist Emeritus, Smithsonian InstitutionStan Nelson speaks of Ink in Their Veins

2007 J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award: Max Yoho
Read News Release
Max Yoho comments briefly on the honor of his award Max Yoho, The Moon Butter Route, and KAC Vice President Karen Brown

Read My Book: New books published since 2006 Convention

Authors of new books published since 2007 convention

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Awards of Merit
Service Award, Nancy Glenn, D5, Wichita Co-presidents of D3, Ursula Turner and Lois Hendrix, congratulate Frankie Roland on her Special Accomplishment Award
Cynthia Ross accepts her Special Accomplishment Award Dorothy Master receives her Special Achievement Award Ann Everett, outgoing Financial Secretary, accepts her Special Achievement Award

William J. Karnowski Youth Poetry Awards
Review winners list
Wm. J. Karnowksi, first place winner Jessica Ball, and her teacher, Conrad JestmoreJessica Ball reads her poem, Swirling Questions
Wm. J. Karnowski, second place winner Garrett Newman, and his supporter, Lois HendrixGarrett Newman reads his poem Death to Life
Wm J. Karnowski, third place winner Logan Moore, and her instructor, Conrad JestmoreLogan Moore reads her poem The Storm
Conrad Jestmore, instructor to two winners, comments on his pride in student talent

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Poetry Literary Contest Results
See also: List of Poetry Contest Results
HAIKU, Jean Breit, Yvonne Evie Green and Lorena Joyce Herrmann THEMED, Barbara Brady and Conrad Jestmore
CLASSIC, Rosemary Parsons Torrez and Judie R. Miller FREE VERSE, Nedra Rogers and Rebecca Pinker NARRATIVE VERSE, Barbara Brady RHYMING, Glory Kay Hemmingway, Sam Pierson, Rebecca Pinker and Yvonne Evie Green

Prose Literary Contest Winner
See also: List of Prose Contest Results
FIRST FIVE PAGES, Tom Mach, Reaona Hemmingway, Joann Williams and Hazel Hart CHILDREN'S, Cynthia Ross
FEATURE ARTICLE, Roxie Olmstead, Ursula Turner and Frankie Roland INSPIRATION, Barbara Brady SHORT STORY, Hazel Hart
MEMOIR, Sam Pierson, Rebecca Pinker, Tracy Million Simmons and Reaona Hemmingway THEMED, Ralph Allen and Rankie Roland

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Youth Writing Contest Awards
See also: List of Youth Contest Results
Youth Fiction winners
Youth Nonfiction winners
Youth Poetry winners
Deb Seely speaks. She has written historical fiction entitled Grasslands Christie Breault has written historical fiction entitles Logan West - Printer's Devil Mary-Lane Kamberg was Youth Writing Contest coordinator
An audience of family and friends watched young people receive their honors Christie and Deb sign books for children

Invitation to 2008 Convention: Dodge City, Oct. 3, 4 & 5, 2008
District 6 and District 7 members invite writers to the 2008 convention in Dodge City

“Come West and Go Wild With Words”
The 2008 KAC Convention will be October 3, 4, and 5, 2008 at the Dodge House in Dodge City .

Convention handouts

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