Magic Hour Writers

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Meeting Highlights February 10, 2016

Members Present:  Donna, Helena, Jackie, Judy, Karen, Luneil, Pam F., Patty, Pete, Ruthann, Sharon, Suzy, Valia

Guest:  Mary Ellen

Pete had questions about submitting to the upcoming NFSPS Annual Poetry Contest. Judy will forward his questions to Bev and will also ask her if she would like to be a guest speaker this spring. Beverly Stanislawski enters contests regularly and has won numerous awards for her poetry.

Sharon reported she might be teaching writing classes again in the near future. She is looking into two possible sites – the Valparaiso and Crown Point Libraries. Sharon also announced that Gail Galvan will be talking about publishing a Write-On Hoosiers book at the next WOH meeting.

Patty read Chapter 4: The Friends in her YA novel.

Pete read two riddle poems and handed out candy bars to the first people who guessed the correct answer.

Suzy read Chapter 19: The Shaman and Her Potions from Mrs. Walters’ Adventures.

Judy read the end of Chapter 5 and the beginning of Chapter 6 in Guinevere. She asked for advice about how to format a story within the story.

Donna read Spinerella Spider. She often told this story when she was a clown and professional story teller.

Helena read three poems she wrote after shoveling snow one morning. She included pictures with her Haiku, Tanka, and Senryu poems.

Next meeting will be Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Rosati’s at 6:30 p.m.

(Reminder: Deadline for annual dues of $10 is March 1, 2016. Please send check to Judy.)