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News from District 6:

Kudos to Margaret Shauers, Great Bend. Three of her stories were winners in the Great Manhattan Mysteries Conclave Writing Contest. The will be included in an anthology, Manhattan Mysteries, available from the conclave in September. You can also find Margaret’s words of wisdoms in Children’s Writers Marketplace hosted on line by Children’s Book Insider.

Take a trip down memory lane with Doris Schroeder in her column in the Rural Messenger, a weekly paper available in the Haven, KS area. Doris’ article is appropriately titled, “I Remember”.

A Wichita church is currently using The ABC’s, written by Pat Hood, for a Bible Study for Adult Beginner Christians. More pilot churches are desired.


Meeting: Sat., Aug. 20, 2005
Salvation Army headquarters, 700 N. Walnut, Hutchinson

Gordon KesslerGordon Kessler
will be the guest speaker.

Mr. Kessler is the author of Jezebel, Dead Reckoning and Novel Writing Made Simple. He currently has two works in progress:

He has taught novel writing for the Wichita Free University, Butler County Community College, and the Kansas Writers Association.
Kessler's work has won several awards, and he was recently honored with the KWA's Dale German Award for his services to his fellow writers.

Lunch at the Fall meeting was catered by the Salvation Army. Coffee and brunch were served prior to the first session.

Members shared up to three pages with Mr. Kessler, who read them in advance or ‘in session’ and gave some quick critique. No names were attached to the work.


Member News :
October Member News: Margaret Shauers
August Member News: Luanne French Doris Schroeder
May Member News:
Doris SchroederMargaret Shauers
March Member News:
Pat Hood


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Recent Meeting:

Roxie Olmstead, District 5, spoke at our Arpil meetingDistrict 6 met at the Great Bend Public Library on April 23rd. Roxie Olmstead, District 5, Augusta, was our guest speaker. Roxie shared her personal research of the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas. Roxie was kind enough to expand her research to include the Great Bend area just for us. We applaud Roxie in her goal to have 100 articles published by the time she reaches her 80th birthday, and we wish her the best.
   We were pleased to have 4 authors bring their books to show and share.  Anne Shiever from 4th District, Salina, brought Inside My Heart, Body and Soul; Karen Stokes brought Tulip House; Jim Swan brought The Librarian's Guide to Genealogical Research; and Raymond Noah brought The Three Answers.
   We are considering a 'short day' mid-summer to trade writing for reading and comments.
   Winners of the District 6 Contest were announced.


2005 District 6 Literary Contest Results:

Thanks to Contest Managers Marvin and Jean Wambsganss
Thanks to Judges for our District 6 Spring Contest:
          Laura Youell - Memoirs
          Julie Tomlianovich - Poetry
          Sandra Gustafson - Prose

PROSE

Memoir
1st
2nd
3rd
HM
Audrey Collins
Doris Schroeder
Doris Schroeder
Frances Fox
Short Story
1st
2nd
3rd
HM
Pat Hood
Anne Mart
Pat Hood
Luanne French
Story for Children
1st
2nd
3rd
Audrey Collins
Pat Hood
Anne Mart
Synopsis of Book & 5 pgs.
1st
2nd
Pat Hood
Doris Schroeder
Prose Theme
1st
2nd
3rd
Pat Hood
Leona Dillard
Leona Dillard

POETRY

Narrative Verse
1st
2nd

Pat Hood
Anne Mart

Unrhymed Verse
1st
Doris Schroeder
Light Verse
1st
2nd
Anne Mart
Leona Dillard
Japanese Forms
1st
2nd
>>>
1st

Leona Dillard (Haiku)
Leona Dillard
(Haiku)
>>>>>>>>
Leona Dillard
(Senryu)

Rhymed Verse
1st
2nd
Audrey Collins
Anne Mart
Poetry Theme
1st
Leona Dillard

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District 6 New Members
We have already seen an increase in membership for Kansas Authors Club District 6 for 2005. We want to welcome four new members to our ranks and invite them to take part in the meetings and the contests. Please welcome:
Lonnie Haden, Ellsworth. Lonnie writes fiction. Ask him about “Shadows on the River.”
Martin and Jeanette Ward, Hutchinson. Jeanette writes Romance and is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Martin writes in the Academic field and also Fantasy.
Anthony Public Library has joined us as a corporate member. Let’s encourage them to bring in some individual members.


See Member News for death announcement, District 6 member
Violet Jane Carroll Wilde

Are You Up to the Challenge?
Just for a bit of fun, and to get those creative juices flowing, try following one of these rabbit trails! A verse? A paragraph? Haiku or two? A riddle or limerick, it’s up to you.

  • Describe a simple, common act. Anything. Make us see it, smell it, recognize it, feel it.
  • What was that sound? Make us hear it!
  • What one thing do you have to do – that you aren’t going to do?
  • What animal best fits its name?
  • So just how was he (she) killed?
  • Ouch! That hurt! What was it? Make us feel your pain.

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