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RECENT MEETING: Sat., Apr. 12, 2014
Johnson County Library, Antioch Branch, 8700 W Shawnee Mission Prkwy, 9:30 AM to Noon.
In celebration of National Poetry Month,
Timothy and Mary Pettet present:
“The Energy of the Word - From the Page to the Voice”
Timothy and Mary Pettet   Poet and performance artist, Timothy Pettet, is the author of a series of poems centering on a relationship between Zero, a poet, and Mona, a visual artist. He met his wife, Mary Pettet, a visual artist and singer/songwriter, in early 2013 in an effort to find a performing artist that wanted to share the stage with him, playing Mona to his Zero. Mary’s visual art has been featured at the VALA Gallery in Mission, KS, the Green Dog Gallery in Independence, MO, and the Pop Up Art Gallery in Kansas City, MO. Tim’s award-winning poetry has appeared in print publications including Mid-America Review of Poetry, Flint Hills Review, Coal City Review, KC Voices, The Same, and the anthology, Sacred Stones. Online credits include Present Magazine, Rusty Truck, “America: Now and Here,” “To the Stars Through Difficulties,”and “Kansas 150 Poem of the Week.” Most recently, Timothy and Mary have performed their work at the Uptown Arts Bar in Kansas City, the VALA Gallery and the InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park, KS.

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.

Member News:

Apr. Member News: Ronda Miller | Wyatt Townley
Mar. Member News: Ronda Miller 1 and 2
Jan. Member News: Vicki Julian | Tracy Million Simmons

Do you have Member News for District 1? Contact Carol Yoho with web site content.

District 2 Writing Contest

Upcoming Events:

D2 Writing Contest. See flyer for categories, fees & submission details. Deadline for entry is March 31st.

From High Heels to Gumboots, One Cow Pie at a Time, by June HilbertJune Hilbert, District 1, Meriden, will speak on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the "Annual Spring Tea," Elmendaro Township Library, 224 Commercial, Hartford, at 2:00 PM. June's talk is "Adventures in Farm Wifery" and she will discuss inspiration for writing her memoir, From High Heels to Gumboots—One Cow Pie at a Time. Copies of her book will be available for sale at this event. 3/17/2014

Prairie Angel, by Reaona HemmingwayReaona Hemmingway, District 1, Topeka, will sign copies of her books at Hastings, 1900 W 23rd St., Lawrence, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 1-4:00 PM. Reona's newest novel, Prairie Angel, focuses on a victim of amnesia who finds her life in danger with few clues as to why she is being stalked. Readers can read a review of the book on Amazon, "Fierce Criminals vs. Indomitable Bond of Family Love," by T.L. ("Terry") Needham, District 2, Romeoville, IL.

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., March 8, 2014
Johnson County Library Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park
“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., Feb. 8, 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:

  • Mike Hornett“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

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
for 2013-2014:
Ronda Miller-- 785-840-4150
Jack Kline
Hunter Alexandra Williams
Diane Palka

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