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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Sharon Buckman, Sharon Dorelli, Liz Wilson, Beverly Stanislawski, Sharon Jesik, Donna Douglass, Jackie Huppenthal, George Miga, Sharon Palmeri, Ron Trigg, Jane Burns, Meggie Tolkland, Tom Spencer, Sandra Nantais
The minutes for the June 20th meeting wasfirst approved by DONNA DOUGLASS and seconded by BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI.
TOM SPENCER introduced his friend and fellow member of the Lowell Poetry Group, DORIS CURLESS. Tom stated that Doris is a lover of rhyme and rhythm.
SHARON BUCKMAN announced that Create Space stated her novel, “Canopyof Leaves”, should be in her hands by the end of this month.
MEGGIE TOLKLAND brought copies of her newest novel, “The Mayhem, Roan’s Story”. Several copies of her book were bought by someof the members.
JACKIE HUPPENTHAL stated that she received First Honorable Mention in anOregon poetry contest for a poem called “quietly encased”. She also mentioned thatthe Magic Hour Writers, a writers’ group for children’s stories, is beginning to put together a book of poems, short stories and recipes.
TOM SPENCER announced that he is now the President of the Indiana State Poetry Club. He also stated that there will be a meeting at Turkey Run State Park the last weekend of October, Oct. 26th to the 28th.
GEORGE MIGA told of the research he has been doing on Anne Frank, beginning with there-reading of “The Diary of Anne Frank”. George is contemplating writing a novel about her.
SANDRA NANTAIS read her short story entitled, “North Hammond Rat Pack.” Sandra decided to write the story after coming across an old invitation of her father’s. The invitation invited various friends and relatives to their house for their Saturday night get-togethers and brought back lots of fond memories for Sandra.
DONNA DOUGLASS read the beginning of her short story, “Two Flowers in My Garden.” The story told of the close friendship between her and her friend Rose. The friendship started after meeting during a race their daughters were involved in and continued over the years, despite their difference in color.
TOM SPENCER brought his four stanza poem entitled, “Gossip.” The beautifully written poem accurately told of the destruction that can be caused by gossip.
JACKIE HUPPENTHAL read her very original short story entitled, “First Day.” The story began with the student’s first day of school. The print began getting smaller as she told of the stress the student experienced as she tried to go unnoticed throughout the day.
LIZ WILSON continued with four pages of her novel, Israfel. The story, taking place in Persia, tells of the ruler getting ready to use a young girl as his annual sacrifice only to betreated indifferently by the girl herself. Because of her attitude he decided to take her up to his tower instead.
JANE BURNS continued with her novel, Atalanta. After making a quick return trip to her home twenty miles away, Atalanta returned in time to witness the maiden’s Riteof Passage, usually presided over by the high priestess.
SHARON DORELLI read her two page short story entitled, “Farewell to Jonna.” The story, written several years prior, toldof the death of her daughter’s close friend, which had been caused by a car accident, and how many people it had effected.
MEGGIE TOLKLAND read two pages of her newest novel, The Mayhem: Thorn’s Story. The story is a revised version of her previous story which concerned a young woman who runs a night club for the inhuman aspect of Chicago’s night life. After placing a ghostly friend in a taxi sheis accosted by a werewolf and a few other ghosts and pulled into an alley.
RON TRIGG continued with his memoir, Moments on an African Landscape. This part of his memoir, entitled, “To Go toTogo,” tells of his unfortunate experiences on the West African coast while trying to reach their destination of Togo, a place exalted by the African travel guides.
BEVERLYSTANISLAWSKI read her two page short story entitled, “RainbowBridge of Love.” The story told of a Russian grandmother, called Busha Nadia, telling her two grandchildren of how the rainbow began, as related to her by her father, and ending with God’s promise to Noah that he would not ever send such trouble again.
GEORGE MIGA continued with his novel, Medal of Dishonor. In this four page segment of the novel,President Johnson is told of the possibility that the wrong person, the present Secretary of the Army, should not have received that medal and in fact had possibly abandoned his unit.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 P.M.
As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels,including seven under the pen name RichardBachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of shortstories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.
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