Kansas Authors Club logo Kansas Authors Club
Benefits Officers Membership Districts

District 5 ARCHIVE 2004

Hot Links
side bar

Return to
District 5 NEWS

Return to


Review of Meetings:

Saturday, December 11, 2004
   Our speaker was Matt Johnson, who grew up in Antigua and has worked in the capacity of Public Relations for Bible Broadcast Network (KYFW, 88.3 FM in Wichita and 93.5 in Newton) since 1991. He opened the Christmas program by singing “Joseph’s Song” and accompanied himself on guitar. Among the Christmas carol histories he gave were “Silent Night” and “Away in a Manger.”
   Those attending the meeting enjoyed refreshments afterward.

November 2004 Meeting
By Annette Wood

At the Kansas Authors Club District 5 meeting on November 13, Bob Beattie, a Wichita writer and lawyer, told of his experiences researching, writing, and selling a book about BTK, the mysterious serial killer. Beattie interviewed numerous police officers and family members of victims for his book. He was writing a chapter about BTK for a book for a class he teaches at WSU. After thirty years of silence, a fresh letter suddenly hit the media in Wichita. Immediately, Beattie and his book were in demand. One evening he returned home to fifty-five messages on his answering machine. National television and radio stations wanted interviews. He has sold the book and movie rights. Beattie had many interesting insights into the process of writing nonfiction, especially when the story suddenly becomes a hot topic. Twenty-six members attended this meeting, including some new and some not seen for a while.

Kudos and Eclats to Nancy Glenn
Nancy Glenn, District 5   Nancy grew up in Newton, Kansas. She loves traveling with her husband Don. They’ve visited Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and other places. They celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary by renewing their marriage vows in Mendocino, California. Sometimes their travel plans include their daughter and son who attend WSU.
   Nancy says she loves to cook and to collect antiques. Also, she plays tennis twice a week and has dabbled in art, photography, party planning, and playing guitar.
   In 2002 she published a book of poetry and has another poetry book in progress. She belongs to The Kansas State Poetry Society and Women's Open Poetry Forum.
   This talented woman also owns the used bookstore Delano Book Co. in Wichita's Historic Delano District where she enjoys giving local Kansas writers a venue to sell and promote their books. “My KAC friends mean the world to me, and I have learned a lot from each and every one,” she says.
   We are fortunate to have Nancy in our club, and we certainly appreciate all the hard work she has done as district president. Currently she holds the position of district archivist and takes care of printing and mailing our newsletter.

D5 Members in Member News:
November: Ray Racobs Annette Wood
Cynthia Ross
September: Raymond Nelson Roxie Olmstead
: Gail Martin Roxie Olmstead 1 & 2

J.O. Schrag Harley J. Stuckey
May: Glenn Fisher Cynthia Ross
April: David CloudColleen Kelly JohsntonJoan McAfee
         • Roxie OlmsteadRobert Simson
February: Nancy GlennAnnette Wood
January: Edith Coe Roxie Olmstead Annette Wood

Winners were announced at May meeting.

2004 Programs & Speakers for Kansas Authors Club District 5:

Date Program Speaker(s)
January 10 Prose Workshop

Dot Ternes, Raymond Nelson & Roxie Olmstead

February 14 Poetry Workshop:
Valentine's Day

Lily Angle, Raymond Nelson & Ruth Stunz

March 13 "Flight From Dallas" JFK assassination
Deadline for the district contest
James P. Johnston
April 10 Writers In the Schools
Benton Student Winners
Iris Cox-Pearce & Christie Breault
May 8 Announce Winners of D5 contest  
June 12 "Revitalizing the Writer" Sandra Detrixhe
July Summer Workshop Time & Place to be decided later
August No meeting  
Sept. 11 Patriot Day
Election of Officers for D5, 2005
George Schiller,
poetry reading
Oct. 22-24 KAC State Centennial Convention: Capital Plaza Hotel & Convention Ctr., Topeka  
Nov. 13 To be announced  
Dec. 11 Christmas Party
and reading of contest winners

Return to Top of Page