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2012 Karnowski Youth Poetry Contest Winners:

  • First Place winner was Christine Conway for her poem, "Out Like a Lamb." Christine is from Towanda, Kansas, in District 5 area.
  • Second Place winner was Alissa Gomez for her poem, "Through the Glass." Alissa is from Benton, Kansas, in District 5 area.
  • Third Place winner was Kate Sorenson for her poem, "The Golden Leaf." Kate is from Wichita, Kansas, District 5 area.

2012 Merit Awards:
2012 Awards Chair: Alan Dsouza, D5. Committee: Diane Palka, D2; Tracy Million Simmons, D2; Don Pady, D1.

Cathy CallenCathy Callen, District 2, has functioned as a State Treasurer in a proactive manner. She is responsible, courageous, and outspoken. Although she is a stickler for rules, she also looks to make the financial management of the organization seamless and less stressful for the members. She is good with forms and she helps all members with their filing issues with KAC finances. She has set a high bar for the position of KAC State Treasurer. Nominated by Prem Bajaj, District 5.Doris Schroeder

Involved in KAC since 1997, Doris Schroeder, District 6, has been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of the organization. She has held various positions such as State Secretary, co-chair of State Convention, State Vice President and State President. She motivates others to work and has a graceful demeanor encouraging others to work for KAC. She was instrumental in the Centennial Celebration of KAC. Nominated by Anne Mart, District 6.Susan Howell

As District 5 President, Susan Howell is professional and encourages diversity in programs and membership. She also conducted a needs assessment of the membership to improve upon KAC activities. Susan has suggested the KAC Board to combine reports into the yearbook there by reducing redundancy and started new initiatives such as emailing reports prior to meetings to streamline and make meeting more productive. Nominated by Dixie Brown, District 5.Susie Nightingale

Since joining KAC, Susie Nightingale, District 2, has been very active member. She has held positions such as District 2 Secretary and President, and has served as head of the Nominating Committee. As a District President, Susie has increased attendance, and been instrumental in organizing an annual Writer's Retreat. She provided unmatched hospitality during the 2010 Convention. As the State New Member Chair she is a great motivating factor. Nominated by Joann Williams, District 2


October 5-7, 2012
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center

Salina, KS • Hosted by District 4

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

District 4 is proud to announce
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
, Kansas Poet
Laureate
will be our featured keynote speaker.
Caryn has offered to do a Poetry class during our
Saturday afternoon workshops as well as giving
the keynote address Saturday evening..
    All is going well with planning and we promise an exciting 2012 Convention for everyone at Salina!  
  
Read about Caryn's new novel, The Divorce Girl, and an interview with Caryn on the WoW site.


Saturday Workshop Presenters:
Nancy Julien Kopp [graphic dot]“Creative Nonfiction & Writing for Anthologies"
Mark Bouton
[graphic dot]“Let's Write a Novel”
Kevin Rabas
[graphic dot]“Writing Flash Fiction and Narrative Poems”
Judy Entz
[graphic dot]“In the Know Concerning Self-publishing”
Ann Zimmerman
[graphic dot]“Songwriting Should Not Be Left to the Pros”
Jim Hoy [graphic dot]
“Serendipity, the Writer's Best Friend”[graphic dot]“Finding Gold in the Flint Hills or Wherever You Live"
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
[graphic dot]“These are the Materials; the Transformative Power of Fiction” & Keynote:[graphic dot]“Wreckage, Wonder and Ways Through the Impossible; Writing Life's Hard Stuff in Poetry, Fiction and Non Fiction"
Schedule of Activities
Program is subject to change
Watch this space for updates & additional information

Friday, Oct. 5

Read Aroudt for Grades 1-12
Youth Awards Ceremony
Reception
Convention Registration
Read Around for KAC members
     & Guests


Kristine Polansky

6:00-7:00 p.m.
begins 7:00 p.m.
follows awards
6:00-8:00 p.m.
8:00-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6
Breakfast, on your own
Registration
State Board Meeting (includes all state elected and appointed officers and District Presidents)
Bookroom
Silent Auction

8:00 a.m.-noon
8:30-9:30 a.m.

ongoing
ongoing
Morning Workshops
  10:00-11:45 a.m.
Room 1—"Creative Non-fiction and Writing for Anthologies"
Room 2—"Let's Write a Novel"
Room 3— "Writing Flash Fiction
      & Narrative Poems"

Nancy Julien Kopp

Mark Bouton
Kevin Rabas
10:00-10:45 a.m..

10:00-10:45 a.m..
10:00-10:45 a.m..
Room 1— "In the Know
     Concerning Self-Publishing
"
Room 2— "Songwriting Shoud
     Not Be Left to the Pros
"
Room 3— Serendipity: the Writer's Best Friend"
Judy Entz

Ann Zimmerman


Jim Hoy

11:00-11:45 a.m.

11:00-11:45 a.m.

11:00-11:45 a.m.
Lunch on your own
Afternoon Workshops
  2:00-3:45 p.m.
Room 1—"Creative Non-fiction and Writing for Anthologies"
Room 2— "Let's Write a Novel"
Room 3— "Writing Flash Fiction
      & Narrative Poems"

Nancy Julien Kopp

Mark Bouton

Kevin Rabas
2:00-2:45 p.m.

2:00-2:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.
Room 1— "These Are the
     Materials; The Transformative
     Power of Fiction"

Room 2— "Songwriting Should
     Not Be Left to the Pros
"
Room 3— Finding Gold in the
      Flint Hills, or Wherever You
      Live"

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg


Ann Zimmerman


Jim Hoy

3:00-3:45 p.m.


3:00-3:45 p.m.

3:00-3:45 p.m.
Saturday Evening Banquet
6:00 p.m.
Banquet
Presentation of Merit Awards
Presentation of Membership
     Awards
Keynote Address, "Wreckage,
     Wonder and Way Through the
     Impossible; Writing Life's
     Hard Stuff in Poetry, Fiction
     and Non Fiction"

Musical Entertainment
Night Owl Read Around

Dr. Alan D'Souza
Don Pady

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg





Ann Zimmerman
6 p.m.
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follows
10:00-11:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7
Breakfast on you own
Events
General Business Meeting 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Rosemary Time Don Pady 9:30-9:45 a.m.
Please send Rosemary Time notices to:
Don Pady, 5839 SW Sterling Lane, Topeka, KS 66604
Sunday's Special Events
  10:00-10:45 a.m.
Room 1— Prayer Service





Room 2—District Presidents
      Meeting
Room 3— Last Chance Read
      Around
William Salmon, Pastor, Saline Trinity United Methodist Church, celebrates a non-denominational pray service
Susie Nightingale
10:15-11:00 a.m.





10:15-11:00 a.m.

10:15-11:00 a.m.
Room 1— Author Panel
     Discussion
Room 2— "Encouraging Young
     Writers"
Room 3— Last Chance Read
      Around

Bookroom closes
Silent Auction closes
  11:00-11:45 a.m.

11:00-11:45 a.m.

11:00-11:45 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Sunday Luncheon
 
Sunday Luncheon
State Contest Winners announced
Invitation to 2012 Convention
Noon
to follow
closing event