NEXT MEETING: Sat., March 8, 2014
Johnson County Library Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, 9:30 AM to Noon.
“Great Endings Need Great Beginnings—
in Verse and Prose”
Tom Mach, author of three award-winning novels, more than a 100 published articles (including one that became a feature article for Writers Digest), and award–winning poetry, will comment on his take on beginning paragraphs and beginning lines of verse—and he invited attendees to suggest alternatives. He will also discuss how poets of free verse have concluded their verse and how non-poets have concluded their prose. This will be sharing experience, with participation from the audience.
Sat., April 12: Johnson County Library Antioch Branch, 8700 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, 9:30 AM to Noon.
KAC District 2 meetings are on the second Saturday of each month, 9:30 AM-noon. Meetings are free and open to the public. Membership in the club is $25 yearly.
Please email District President Ronda Miller for additional information.
ALL those interested in writing are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Jan. Member News: Vicki Julian | Tracy Million Simmons
Do you have Member News for District 1? Contact Carol Yoho with web site content.
D2 Writing Contest. See flyer for categories, fees, submission details, deadline.
Do you have an event to announce? Contact Carol Yoho with web site content.
BIG TENT READINGS:
Stories and Poems in Three Acts
Fourth Thursdays of Every Month
7pm at The Raven, Lawrence
2014 Meeting Wrap-ups:
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
at Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence,
1263 N. 1100 Rd., Lawrence
New D2 Member, Mike Hornett, editor for hard-copy trade magazines for twenty years, presented on two topics:
- “On William Maxwell”
For many years Maxwell was the fiction editor of The New Yorker, and an accomplished novelist in his own right. This presentation will discuss how to focus your idea, writer's block, when to write, and how many authors were not good judges of their own work. Maxwell was the editor for many top novelists.
- “How to make an article ‘fit’ the page”
Mike Hornett discusses how to make an article "fit" on a page—and how that affects what you write.
- Presentations are preceded by a short business meeting and followed by read arounds.
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014 –“Planning: 2014”
at Bambinos, Lawrence, 9:30 a.m.-noon
This was a planning meeting for D2's 2014 monthly meetings. We discussed:
- The yearly D2 writing contest (choose manager)
- Where and when monthly meetings shall be held
- Guest speakers and writing topics
- News about the Transformative Language Arts Network event September 19-21, of which D2 is a co-sponsor
- Volunteer to host the 2014 Holiday Party
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Officers of Kansas Authors Club, District 2
|Ronda Miller-- 785-840-4150
Hunter Alexandra Williams
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