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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Highland Bike Trail Ride and Read Event, September 16th, 2017

Thanks to all who stopped by to talk with us!

Meeting Highlights September 13, 2017

Members Present:  Donna, Helena, Jackie, Judy, Karen, Luneil, Patty, Pete, Ruthann, Valia

Members discussed the upcoming Ride and Read event that will be along the Highland bike trail September 16thJackie is making poem posters (Ruthann will send her a poem), Judy has created a reading flower activity, Valia will bring his fossils. Patty bought bags with the MHW logo and Helena also plans to help that day. Karen will bring coloring sheets and talk about Rescuing Ivy. Jackie will bring pencils and crossword puzzles from Rachel.

Pete discussed his experience with PenIt! Publishers for both The Tall Man and King of the Hill. His third book, Frightful Night, will be out in time for Halloween. Both Pete and Rachael are reading and promoting their books at the Book Sale for Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Rachael's son made a MHW banner for us and we will be able to use it Saturday.

Karen passed around The Cabooseman’s Garden, a book she published for the Griffith Historical Park and Museum back in 2012.  She then read a revised version of the first chapter in Ghost Lessons.

Patty and Karen are both planning to attend the IL SCBWI conference. Helena is attending the conference in Indiana.

Jackie announced that one of her poems will be published in High Five this upcoming April.

Helena read her humorous speech How to Hide from Table Topic Master.

Donna discussed the Chidlren’s Academy online course she took this past spring. She was not impressed as she felt her work did not receive enough helpful critique for the price she paid. Donna then read her latest children’s picture book story about a moving bed.

Next MHW meeting: October 11, 2017 at Rosati’s at 6:30.