- When: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at 1:30-3:30 p.m.
- Where: Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. N., Wichita KS (just west of Rock Rd. on the south side of 29th Street). Park in the Visitors lot and enter the closest door. Meeting room for Saturday will be the smaller Board Room to left just after you enter.
Please join us this Saturday, June 8th, 2019, at Larksfield Place for a convention update. We'll review the fantastic lineup of speakers and workshops and surprise events coming in October her in Wichita. After which we'll have a quick read-around opportunity. See you there!
Attention, D5 members! Have you decided who your market targets will be? When you can specify a business area, or when you have contacted potential donors, please do the following: 1) if they are undecided, leave a donation form for them to consider. 2) keep a list of your contacts and don't forget to call back to ask for the decision. 3) forward your contacts (whether positive or negative) to Connie White at email@example.com. Hopefully we will not run into too many repeat contacts by several different members, but just in case, perhaps we can avoid "harassment" calls.
Connie has decided to market the small businesses along Rock Rd. and Kellogg near the Holiday Inn. If you'd like to join her working that area, please email, or call/text to 316-210-2917. Thanks.
KAC 2019 Convention Planning - Meeting Minutes
May 11, 2019
The meeting was called to order at 12:00 noon by Diane Wahto, co-chair.
This entire meeting was devoted to the need for advertising and the need of cooperation of all members of the club in obtaining sponsorships and charitable donations. Connie White will make a presentation to the District 5 meeting today, and will work on devising marketing tips and forms for members to use in seeking sponsorships.
After discussion, the following marketing parameters will be applied:
Sponsorship of the keynote speaker - $500, which will include a full-page program ad, and recognition of the sponsor at the banquet.
Half-sponsorship of keynote speaker - $250, including a half-page ad in the program and mention at the banquet.
Sponsorship (half) of Clare Vanderpool-$250, including a half-page ad in the program and mention both at the luncheon and at the workshop that she will conduct.
Sponsorship of Youth Awards Ceremony - $250, including a half-page ad in the program and recognition at the ceremony.
Sponsorship of Rhythm-A-Ning (poetry and improve music event) - $250, including a half-page ad in the program and recognition at the event.
Sponsorship (full) of a workshop, presentation, or panel presentation - $250, including a half-page ad in the program and mention at the event.
Sponsorship (half) of a workshop, presentation, or panel presentation. - $125 and mention at the event.
Business card advertisement on banquet/luncheon placemats. - $25.
Donation of any kind accepted with designation of type and purpose of donation. i.e. Item for silent auction, coupon, promo item, or other in kind (such as candy or other “treat” for premium bags given to registrants) List the value of the Donation, so that we can send the donor a receipt and thank you.
Sandee Taylor offered to help Connie with making up forms for marketers to present to donors.
The meeting adjourned at 1:30 PM. The next planning session will be June 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon
Connie White, co-chair.
Connie White has 2019 KAC Yearbooks for those who requested paper copies. She will have those available at the D5 meetings, and several have already been delivered. If you cannot make it to the meetings, please contact her at (316) 210-2917 to arrange to pick yours up. As a last resort, a yearbook can be mailed with prior arrangement. However, the books are heavy and mail is expensive, so mailing should be the last resort. Thank you.
It is time for District 5 folks to get serious about fundraising for the 2019 KAC State Convention, "Hook 'Em and Book 'Em." Attached are some useful forms to help you collect your thoughts and ease your presentations to potential donors. Look over the marketing tips and begin organizing your sales calls.
When you have made a successful contact, the donation purpose and amount should be written on the form along with contact information, and the form(s) and money are to be mailed to KAC Convention, c/o Connie White. at 5224 W. Elm, Unit 302, Wichita, KS 67212 Connie will mail out the receipt for the specified donation (KAC is a 501-C3 organization and donations are tax deductible. )
When you have chosen a type of business or donor to target, please advise Connie, and feel free to work together with someone in making the contacts, if that is your choice. We simply are wanting to avoid duplicate contacts if possible. Some categories of contacts might be: medical offices, hospitals, small town libraries, auto dealerships, attorneys, fast food places, restaurants, pet stores, animal groomers - the list is endless. Use your imagination.
Don't fear rejection. Start presenting the highest donations first, and working your way down the list. At the very least, you should get positive responses to the $25 business card ads. (These will be arranged onto placemats which will be used at Claire Vanderpool's luncheon and also at the awards Banquet Saturday evening.)
If you have further questions, email Connie White at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good hunting. Let's HOOK 'EM AND BOOK 'EM!
Konza Journal (www.konzajournal.com) is an online journal devoted to exploring living in place, published online by the Kansas Area Watershed Council (www.kawcouncil.com).
Our next issue's theme is ADAPTATION and if you are interested in submitting, please visit the Konza Journal website and click on the guidelines tab on the far right side of the page and fill out the Submission form as completely as possible, after which we will be in touch with you. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS JUNE 1, 2019 with the next issue expected to go online in September 2019.
Our sense of place seems most comforting when we feel that solidity, that continuity, that stability that grounds us, anchors us in our community. But in reality the place we occupy is continually evolving, the environment constantly changing, the social conventions warping and morphing, we ourselves and our loved ones growing older. And as the world changes around us, we adapt. We change. We continue on, our sense of place sometimes slipping and sliding on shifting sands rather than sitting pinned to bedrock.
Looking at the dictionary definition of "adaptation," we see how it is "... the act or process of adapting, fitting, modifying; adjustment to the environmental changes; the continuing process through which groups modify to meet the requirements of their social and physical environment; a modification for a new use; a composition rewritten into a new form...."
In our theme for this issue of Konza Journal, ADAPTATION, we hope to incorporate all those dictionary definitions of the word, encounter all the ways we maintain or reinvent our sense of place, how we adapt, as the world swirls around us. Come and share your story of adaptation as it speaks through you to the natural world, community, eco-community, local economies and cultures, climate and social changes, and other areas of life. We welcome your original writing -- including essays, poems, stories, news pieces, and other forms of creative, reflective, or critical writing; interviews (written or via audio recordings or videos); artwork and/or arts events (again, video, audio, and photos and writing welcome), and also links to important sources on this topic.
The editorial board looks forward to your submission! Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Thanks so much,
Roy Beckemeyer, Tim Dellett, Ken Lassman, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Mary Silwance, Konza Journal Editorial Board
Have you ever run up against a wall during your writing process? Can’t find the information you need to infuse your manuscript with authentic setting details? What can be done to propel your writing into the last lap of the marathon? By special request, D5 member Ann Fell will share highlights of her March adventure in Cuba, showing the best of her photos from the trip. Billed as an educational tour, the eight days spent crossing the island nation yielded a wealth of information she will use to add authenticity to her work-in-progress, Sonata of Elsie Lenore, a sequel to her award-winning Sundrop Sonata. Featuring Cuban pianists, Elsie Lenore presented challenges that required on-site research.
At the D5 May meeting, visit Cuba with Ann in a pictorial tour, enjoy a bit of Cuban hospitality, and learn about her “Writerly Research in Cuba: What Was She Seeking and What Did She Find?”
Ann Fell has been writing since grade school. A life-long Kansan, she enjoyed a variety of work experiences through the years—science teacher, piano teacher, handbell choir director, photographer and freelance writer. She is a registered piano technician as well as author of two J. Donald and Bertha Coffin Memorial award winning books, In the Shadow of the Wind (2015), and Sundrop Sonata (2016). Active on the D5 convention committee, she spearheaded the effort to line up a fantastic faculty for the October event in Wichita.
She blogs at annchristinefell.com, contributes human interest stories to The Piano Technicians Journal, and is busy polishing her second suspense novel. When she is not writing, she enjoys playing her piano, hammering on a dulcimer, wandering the prairie in her front yard, and spending time with grandchildren.
Children’s Book Award Guidelines
Page 67, Guideline #3—should read, “The entry must have been published, issued in print, and available for public distribution within the two years prior to June 1, 2019.”
Rhythm-A-Ning: A Poetry & Music Event, will take place at the 2019 Kansas Authors Club state convention, on the Saturday, October 5th, from 11:00-11:50 AM. Poets will read their poems through once while two accompanying musicians and the audience listen; then the same poem will be read through again with the two musicians improvising to the poem. This will result in a spontaneous ekphrastic experience for all; poets, musicians, and audience. Join us in this unique auditory experience! The accompanying musicians are Bill Glenn on percussion and Seth Carrithers on acoustic bass, two well-known Wichita improvisatory musicians.
Poetry selection is via a blinded juried submission process, open to all KAC members statewide and out of state who will be attending the convention. It is open ONLY to KAC members, and your submission is a guarantee you will be at the convention to participate. Though the selection is by juried submission, this is not a contest. No prizes are awarded (except you get to participate!) and a rejection does not reflect on the quality of the submitted work, but rather what works best for the program.
If you have any questions you may email either Connie White, or Bob Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend that you don’t worry about trying to write something “musical” as this is an improvisatory event and there is no way to predict what the end product will be. Just send us your best short poems, and have fun!
april 2019 kansas authors club district 5 monthly meeting features ekphrastics: Creative writing in response to art
The Kansas Authors Club District 5 Monthly Meeting for April, 2019 will take place on April 13th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Larksfield Place.
In recognition of April as Poetry Month, Robert L. Dean, Jr. and Roy Beckemeyer, both D5 members, will present a program on Ekphrastics: Creative Writing in Response to Art. Both writers have had ekphrastic poetry and prose pieces published. They will discuss ekphrastic writing and how they each approach it. They will read and show examples of their work and that of other writers and will conduct an ekphrastic writing exercise. Click on the links in the bios below to see examples of Bob’s and Roy’s ekphrastic writing.
Robert L. Dean, Jr.’s debut poetry collection is At the Lake with Heisenberg (Spartan Press, 2018). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Flint Hills Review, I-70 Review, Chiron Review, The Ekphrastic Review (See: “You Are Here,” Bob’s ekphrastic poem written in response to KAC D5 member Martha Wherry’s painting of the same title, and “The Skin of This World,” two of the examples of Bob’s ekphrastic work of the many that have been published in The Ekphrastic Review), Shot Glass, Illya’s Honey, Red River Review, KYSO Flash (Link here to see Bob’s ekphrastic poem, “Windmill,” and here for his poem, “The Last of the Firemen.”), River City Poetry (See April Pameticky’s interview with Bob about ekphrastic poetry and read his poem, “Chair Car,” written in response to an Edward Hopper painting of the same name), Heartland! Poetry of Love, Resistance & Solidarity, and the Wichita Broadside Project. He was a quarter-finalist in the 2018 Nimrod Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. He read at the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival and the Chikaskia Literary Festival in 2018 and will return for Scissortail 2019. He is event coordinator for Epistrophy: An Afternoon of Poetry and Improvised Music held annually in Wichita, Kansas. He has been a professional musician and worked at The Dallas Morning News. He lives in Augusta, Kansas.
Roy Beckemeyer’s latest poetry collection is Stage Whispers (Meadowlark Books, 2018). His book, Amanuensis Angel (Spartan Press, 2018) is comprised entirely of ekphrastic poems inspired by depictions of angels in works of modern art (Read April Pameticky’s River City Poetry Review of Amanuensis Angel at this link). His first book, Music I Once Could Dance To (Coal City Press, 2014) was a 2015 Kansas Notable Book. He recently co-edited (with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg) Kansas Time+Place: An Anthology of Heartland Poetry (Little Balkans Press, 2017). Beckemeyer lives in Wichita, Kansas and is a retired engineer and scientific journal editor. His poems have appeared in half a dozen anthologies as well as in such venues as Flint Hills Review, The Light Ekphrastic (Link here to read his ekphrastic poem, “Oh Come Share,” written in response to a musical composition, “Seventh Haven”), The Ekphrastic Review (Link here to read his ekphrastic poem, “Horizons,” and his ekphrastic creative non-fiction piece, “ Spanish Moss and Moonlight”), Psaltery & Lyre (Link here to read his ekphrastic poem, “Angel Ordering Exiles from Paradise”), The Midwest Quarterly, The Wichita Broadside Project (Link here to read “Solar Flair.”) and I-70 Review. He has served as President of District 5 and as President of Kansas Authors Club (2016-2017). His work has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net awards and was selected for Best Small Fictions 2019.