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2011 Newsletters:
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Member News:

Nov. Member News: Conrad Jestmore | Roy Beckemeyer  |
    Stephanie A. Mann | Gail Martin
Oct. Member News: Stephanie A. Mann
Sept. Member News: Michael R. Watson | Stephanie A. Mann
Aug. Member News: Stephanie A. Mann
Jul. Member News: Roy J. Beckemeyer | Conrad Jestmore
Jun. Member News: Conrad Jestmore | Stephanie A. Mann
May Member News: Gail Martin
Apr. Member News: Stephanie A. Mann | Ray "Grizzly" Racobs
Mar. Member News: Roberta Seiwert Lampe
Feb. Member News: Arlene Graber | Conrad Jestmore | B.D. Tharp
Member News: Arlene Graber

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Sat., Sept. 10, 2011
Met at City Limits Restaurant, 2227 S. Range, Colby. It is just south of the interchange 53 and is in the west end of the Comfort Inn Motel.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011
2-4:00 p.m., Rockwell Branch Library • 5939 E. 9th • Wichita

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 Planning Session for 2013 KAC Convention
2-4:00 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church • 3750 E. Douglas

No October meeting
District 5 members attended the 2011 KAC Convention in Coffeyville. See Fall 2011 newsletter for details of how District 5 was involved in the 2011 convention.

Sat., Sept. 10, 2011
Botanica, The Wichita Gardens Wichita
“An afternoon of delights!”
Specially crafted creative writing workshops and photography tour was led by D5’s Nancy Avery, Roy Beckemeyer, Paulette Mattingly and Dan Close.

Special Meeting: Sat., Aug. 13, 2011
St. James Church, 3750 E. Douglas • Wichita
“Putting on a First-Class Conference”
Preliminary planning for the 2013 KAC State Convention when it will be held in Wichita. D5 will forge ahead, developing ideas at our own grassroots level to put on a convention to rival the very best that KAC has ever offered!

No July meeting

Sat., Jun., 2011
5939 E. 9th • Rockwell Branch Library • Wichita

“Tips from Poet Laureati”
   Highlights from this spring’s “Poet Laureati” held in Lawrence were presented by KAC D5 member and
convergence goer Roy Beckemeyer. “Poet Laureati” was a rare gathering of some of this nation’s most recognized and acclaimed contemporary poets. Roy shared with us quite a number of different philosophies and interesting viewpoints about the process of writing as expressed by many of the state poets laureate that Roy was privileged to hear.
   Ideas involving place, Endless Sky, coverwriting strategy and inspiration were included in Roy’s slide presentation as he incorporated direct quotes along with photos of the different poets whose sessions he had the opportunity to attend.
   As we approach and reflect on our own writing, Roy’s inside view provides us with food for future thought.

Judy Hatteberg was the lucky recipient of our prized raffle item: The Endless Sky. Congratulations!!!
A big thank-you to Pat and Roy Beckemeyer for your mostgenerous donation.

Sat., May 14, 2011
5939 E. 9th • Rockwell Branch Library • Wichita
May 2011 meeting flyer“A First-Hand Account of Poets Laureate Converging on Lawrence”
Pat and Roy Beckemeyer, KAC D-5 members, gave their mpressions of “Poet Laureati: A National Convergence of Poets Laureate,” hosted by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Poet Laureate of Kansas, in March, 2011. Ted Kooser, former United States Poet Laureate, and 20 current and past state laureates met in Lawrence for two days of readings, workshops, sessions and talks, and for a release reception for their book collaboration, An Endless Sky: Poetry from the State Poets Laureate of America.

Unknown ShakespeareSat., Apr. 9, 2011
5939 E. 9th • Rockwell Branch Library • Wichita
“The Shakespeare
You Don't Know”

In honor of National Poetry Month, Mark Bradshaw, one of our favorite speakers

Sat., Mar. 12, 2011
All Things Seussical5939 E. 9th • Rockwell Branch Library • Wichita
“All Things Seussical”
D5 had a rock and rollicking read-around of poetry à la Dr. Seuss. Also:
   • Short Meeting
   • Fun Read-Around
   • Light Snacks
   • Camaraderie!

Sat., Feb. 12, 2011
St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas, Sarah Bagby, Wichita booksellerWichita
Sarah Bagby
“On Being a Bookseller”
Sarah Bagby from Watermark Books & Cafe was guest speaker, giving insights into today's book market.

Sat., Jan. 8, 2011
Rockwell Public Library, 5939 E. 9th in Wichita
Judy Entz on
“Self Publishing”Jan. meeting notice
…the desire to help authors tell their own stories.”

• 20 years with Mennonite Press, previously at Multi-Business
• Understanding the business of print and its capabilities
• Experience of stepping into the publishing realm
“Mennonite Press prints a wide variety of books and getting to know so many authors has been a highlight of my work here.”—Judy Entz

2010-11 Officers of Kansas Authors Club, District 5

Vice President:

Public Relations:

Susan Howell
Dixie Brown
Paulette Mattingly
Sara Jones