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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Meeting Highlights April 13, 2016

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

Jackie provided the group with information on the Indiana Writers Consortium banquet scheduled for November 12, 2016 at the Radisson Star Plaza in Merrillville.

Jackie also discussed the details of Horizon Spectrum and From the Edge of the Prairie publications. Submissions are due by the end of April. Members will receive the guidelines via email.

Sharon Palmeri is teaching a childrens book writing class at the Crown Point Library. If enough people are interested they should contact the library about adding another class.

Karen discussed her Rescuing Ivy book launch party which was held March 20th. Several MHW members attended. The celebration included games, decorations, and food following the circus theme. Pictures do not due the event justice! Karen’s book can be found on Amazon. Congrats Karen!

SCBWI is holding their Wild Wild Midwest Conference in Naperville, IL  April 29 - May 1, 2016.

Patty read her 300 word summary page for her YA novel.

Ruthann read Gus Needs a Home.

Donna read The Lonely Inchworm.

Helena read three poems inspired by an autumn visit to Purdue in West Lafayette, IN.

Valia read his poem “A Miracle Called Earth.”

Jackie read “Turkey Run” and “Earth is Wasted.” She plans to submit both to the Prairie book along with pictures. This year’s theme is in honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial and includes poems and stories about Indiana’s waterways and byways.

Next Meeting is Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Rosati’s 6:30-9 p.m.