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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Meeting Highlights September 14, 2016

Members present:  Jackie, Pam, Patty, Pete, Valia

Guests:  Michelle and Ava
Michelle McGill-Vargas, the Vice President of Indiana Writers’ Consortium, wanted to observe a MHW meeting and brought her friend Ava who is a retired elementary school principal, teacher, and counselor. Members were interested in reading Michelle’s devotionals which can be found on the Highland Redeemer Lutheran Church’s website.

Jackie stated she submitted poems for the Sidewalk Poetry Display project and the Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs annual contest. Jackie also presented a poetry lesson to her son’s 4th grade class at Kolling Elementary. She discussed what she writes about, where she gets her ideas, how to submit, and passed around some of the books that feature her poems and photographs.

Valia attended the Indiana Dunes Streamline event and recited his poem “I Remember”.  He was pleased there was a big audience. Valia was contacted by the poet laureate to participate in the Highland Sidewalk project in October.  He plans to attend the SCBWI ‘s one day event at Franklin College on October 29th. Valia then read several of his “Rocky” short poems.

Patty read several pages from Chapter 5 - Trip to Rue Des Rosier. The rest of the chapter was emailed to the group. She has been busy creating more miniatures for her millinery shop and brought them to the meeting to show everyone.

Pete read his poem Izzy & Katie’s Melon Head Halloween.

Upcoming events:
The next Northwest Indiana Poetry Society meeting is September 17th at the Lowell Library at 10 a.m.

The Festival of the Trail is looking for more participants in the kid’s corner for their October 15th event. Those interested should contact Julie Larson or Lance from the Highland Redevelopment Commission.

Next Meeting:  Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Rosati’s at 6:30 p.m.


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