Members Present: Jackie, Karen Luneil Ruthann, Valia
Valia discussed his visit to the American Writers Museum in Chicago and brought brochures and bookmarks for our members. Valia passed around “Baby Loves Thermodynamics” by Ruth Spiro. He bought a copy because he was curious after reading about the series on our Facebook page. He then read A scene at the Poetry Recital Venue which was a four stanza poem inspired by the cancelling of the event due to rain. Finally Valia announced his poetry is on display as part of the Gary Poetry Project. The Times covered the story and published a picture in the news and online.
Karen read The Last Ride of the 503. She had started this picture book story over 25 years ago and it has since gone through at least 10 revisions. It tells the tale of a caboose and its fate after becoming obsolete.
Ruthann read the beginning of Traditions, a memoir about Christmas with her grandparents.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope you find lots of writing inspiration over the holidays!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 10, 2018