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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Mystery Writer to Speak at October KAC Convention

The Kansas Authors Club Convention will be held in Dodge City this year, October 3, 4 & 5.

Registration information will soon be posted at the KAC website, but here is a link to an article in yesterday's Globe.

Keynote Address will be by Charlotte Hinger, a mystery writer from Hoxie, Kansas.

The Kansas Authors Club has members with a wide variety of writing experiences and expertise. I always find inspiration in the most unexpected places. If you write, or think you might like to write, it's a great opportunity to spend some time with other writers and learn how others are approaching the craft and the business of writing.

More details from the Globe article:

The convention will begin with early registration at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Youth Contest awards will be given at 7 p.m., and read-arounds (three-minute limit per reader) will take place for writers of all ages at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Dodge City Marshal Alan Bailey will perform Saturday afternoon and welcome guests at that night's banquet.

A state board meeting, registration, the book room and a silent auction will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Workshops will start at 10 a.m. and also will be offered from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., repeating from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Other workshops will include: “Historical Cattle Trails” by Gary Krysinger of Holsted; “Creativity” and another on “Poetry” by Jane Holwerda of Dodge City; “Newspaper Writing” by Charlene Scott of The Dodge City Daily Globe; “Letters to the Editor” by Prem Bajaj of Wichita; and “Children’s Literature” by Eunice Boeve of Phillipsburg.

The awards banquet will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, followed by a presentation of book and service awards.

Activities on Sunday, Oct. 5, will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and worship/meditation offered by the Rev. Andrew Becker, husband of Amy Becker, District Seven president. The Rev. Becker is pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Offerle and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kinsley.

Don Pady of Topeka will lead the Rosemary Time, a memorial to Kansas Authors Club members who died during the past year.

A general business meeting for all club members will run from 9:15 to 10:15. A Sunday morning panel on “Small Publishers” will be held and some workshops repeated from 10:30 to 11:30.

KAC writing contest awards will be distributed after the noon luncheon, and William J. Karnowski will give out his Youth Poetry Awards.

Registration for the convention is $75 and must be submitted by Sept. 15. The convention is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

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