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NEXT MEETING: Sat., Apr. 19, 2014:
“Poetry Month Read-around”
A poetry read-around is planned. Those interested in reading are asked to keep their readings to three-minutes or less.
Meeting will be at McFarland’s Restaurant, 4133 SW Gage Center Drive, Topeka, KS • 11:30 a.m.
Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend.

COMING: District 1 Meeting, Sat., May 17
David Patterson, son of District 1 member Naomi Patterson, will be visiting us from Chicago
Naomi PattersonNaomi Patterson was a prolific, award-winning author, with three published books of poetry and writer of over 160 newspaper columns. Naomi passed away on October 17, 2012, at the age of 78.
    This past January, her family assembled her columns into a single collection, Second Spring, a collection of newspaper columns by Naomi PattersonSecond Spring: The Complete Topeka Capital-Journal Columns 1997-2012, essays that cover an entertaining melange of topics, including childrearing, holidays, contemporary social issues, and fainting goats—all reflecting Naomi's unique combination of gentle insight and sharp wit.
David will introduce us to this new collection, share some of Naomi's still unpublished work, and have copies of all of his mom's books available for purchase!
Scheduled meetings are usually held on the third Saturday of each month at McFarland’s Restaurant, 4133 SW Gage Center Drive, Topeka, KS • 11:30 a.m.
Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend.

Member News:

Apr. Member News: Carol Yoho
Mar. Member News: June Hilbert
Feb. Member News: June Hilbert
Jan. Member News: Gary K. Clarke | June Hilbert | Gary Krohe | Carol Yoho |
     Max Yoho

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Upcoming Events:

Between Heaven & Earth, by Esther LutrellEsther Luttrell, District 1, Topeka, will will host a
“Between Heaven & Earth”
seminar at the Learning for Life Center, 17th & Randolph, Topeka, on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 7-9 PM. The seminar will cover events that happened following the death of Luttrell's son Dean, when she began experiencing an interesting and mysterious phenomenon: "accidental" meetings with others who were grieving.
    In her new book, Between Heaven & Earth, and in the interactive seminar, Luttrell gets to the root of something she closed her mind to for years about love, life and what comes after death.
    "I confess it took me thirteen years to gather the courage to talk about this subject," says the author. "My mission is to pass on Dean's message to every heart that has ever been broken by bereavement." The seminar is free to the public. 4/4/2014

Plan now to attend—
“Market Your Book” workshop on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at McFarland's Restaurant, Gage Center, Topeka, 6-8:30 PM. Presenters are Brian Allen, District 1, Topeka, and Esther Luttrell, District 1, Topeka.
Workshop fee is $20, and meals are reasonable"
Brian will present "10 Steps I Took to Sell 1,000 Books"
Esther will present "Smart Marketing: How to Spot A Scam—Contests, Publishers, Agents, and P.R. Services"
This seminar will benefit any writer who wants to increase their readership or generate some financial reward for their hard work and creativity. 4/8/2014

June Hilbert, District 1, Meriden, will return to her hometown to speak at the Friends of the Burlingame Community Library Annual Dinner and Meeting, held at The Annex at the Burlingame Schuyler Museum, 117 S. Dakotah St., Burlingame, on Friday, May 2, 2014. From High Heels to Gumboots, by June HilbertDinner and meeting, for members only, will begin at 6:30 PM. June's talk will follow the library meeting at approximately 7:30 PM, and is is open to the public. Her memoir, From High Heels to Gumboots, One Cow Pie at a Time, will be available for sale at this event. 4/17/2014

June Hilbert, District 1, Meriden, will speak at the Meriden–Ozawkie Public Library, 7272 K-4 Highway, Suite D, Meriden, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 6:30 PM. Her topic is "My Experiences, Misadventures and Farm Fresh Filosophies." Her memoir, From High Heels to Gumboots, One Cow Pie at a Time, will be available for sale at this event. 4/17/2014

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Women Writers Group meets every third Monday of each month at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 5:45 PM. Check library schedule for room. There is no charge to attend. Bring 8 to 10 copies of your writing. Be prepared to read your work and make comments on the work of other writers. 6/3/2011
Writer's Group meets weekly on Wednesdays, at Blackbird Bistro in Fleming Place, 10th & Gage, Topeka, 6:00 PM. 5/27/2011
Write Stuff meets weekly on Tuesdays at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka, 9:30 AM. 5/27/2011
Kansas Writers, Inc. meets every fourth Saturday of the month at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Av. Topeka, 2nd floor, 10 AM, Noon lunch on trays from Millennium Cafe, 12:30 PM business meeting; 1 PM program. Come for all or part of meetings. 7/26/2007
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2014 Meeting Minutes:

Minutes: March 15, 2014

District 1, Kansas Authors Club met at McFarland’s Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. on March 15, 2014 with 19 people present.

  • Following lunch president Patricia Bonine convened the meeting at 12:45 p.m.
  • Patricia Bonine announced that Mark Bouton was featured in the Kaw Valley Senior Monthly magazine with a front page picture and article about his books.
  • June Hilbert told about her upcoming interview scheduled with 13 News on March 24, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  The interview will also be available on the WIBW website.
  • Patricia Bonine reminded the group that membership dues are due at the end of March.  The new yearbooks are out and contain the application for membership.
  • Memorial service bulletins for the service of Dorothy Masters were made available.
  • Books for sale were displayed by Mark Bouton, Reaona Hemmingway and June HilbertDebra Goodrich Bisel displayed the magazine Armchair General.
  • The February minutes were made available and approved.
  • Reaona Hemmingway read the treasurer’s report and the report was approved.
  • Patricia Bonine introduced the speaker, Debra Goodrich Bisel, whose presentation was titled “History from the Heart.” She is the author of The Civil War in Kansas and also Kansas Forts and Bases: Sentinels on the Prairie she co-authored with Michelle Martin.  Debra Goodrich Bisel has done extensive historical research and shared her wealth of fascinating stories and information about Kansas places and people. She responded to questions from the audience. 
  • Evie Green announced that the April meeting will feature a read around by the members of the District 1.   

The meeting was adjourned by Patricia Bonine at 1:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted: Barbara Brady, Secretary District 1

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District 1 generally meets on the third Saturday of each month at McFarland's Restaurant, 4133 SW Gage Center Dr., Topeka.
Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. Club business intertwines with ordering the meal, and eating, with program after lunch, starting around 12:30 pm.

Officers of Kansas Authors Club, District 1
for 2013-2014:

1st Vice President:
  2nd Vice President:

Patrica Bonine
   4807 SW Commanche Rd., Topeka, KS 66614
Yvonne Evie Green
George Paris

Barbara Brady
Reaona Hemmingway

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Janice Levering George Paris Trudy McFarland and Evie Green Tom Nyquist Bob Lawson Mary Alice Parmley Liz Nichols Dale Vaughn Mark Bouton, Nov. 2012 a Mark Bouton, Nov. 2012 b