Write-On, Hoosiers Inc. was founded in 1989 and is a 501c3 nonprofit organization as well as a chapter of the National Writers Association and The Association of Publishers of Special Sales(APSS) . We are a Northwest Indiana organization, and invite anyone with a sincere interest in writing and publishing to join us and share and critique their works -- and discuss writers' issues.
Hoosiers is celebrating the “dawn” of our 25th anniversary
This event is open to W.O.H. members, family, friends, and other writers’ groups
WHEN: December 4, 2013
WHERE: Lake of the Four Seasons
Country Club Ballroom
TIME:6:00 p.m.-10 p.m. (or later?)
COST: $25.00 per person
DINNER MENU: Sliced roast beef
with mushroom Bordelaise, fried or baked chicken, citrus and herb cod, green
salad, rolls, vegetable and potato, with apple pie for dessert. Coffee, iced
tea, or water (other drinks are available from at cash bar.)
6:00 p.m. Doors open for cash bar
and socializing. GIFTS for EVERYONE!! Also, book sales table(s) will be available.
Books displayed by attending members. Members will be responsible for their own
sales. Two book titles per person (or as space allows) No table fee.
7:00 p.m.: Dinner
8:00 p.m.: Welcome from WOH
officers. Wine toast. Door prize drawings.
8:15 p.m.: Key-note speaker Kate
Collins and Q&A
8:45 p.m.: A short five minute
synopsis of the year’s events from each writers’ group in attendance.
9 p.m.: Gift exchange (A new copy
of one of your favorite books (besides yours.) Please include your name as gift
9:30 p.m.: Unveiling and distribution
of the annual magazine
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or send check (made payable to Write-On Hoosiers) to Katherine Flotz, Treasurer, or Sharon Palmeri, President) email for details.
Sharon Buckman,Arthur Wilkerson, Donna Douglass, Sharon Palmeri, Kathy Flotz, Sharon
Dorelli, Mike Musak, Julie Perkins, Luneil Morrow, Gail Galvan, Laurie Chase,
Kelly Chase, Neil Bedeker, Jane Burns, Tom Spencer, Ron Trigg, Suzy Stueben,
Janice Beier, Michelle Vargas, Jackie Huppenthal
PALMERI announced that the WOH Christmas Banquet on December 4th
would feature author Kate Collins as our key-note speaker.She also stated we would now begin accepting
the $25 fee per person for this event.
SPENCER brought his information concerning the Labor Day parade
which will begin at 9:00 A.M. and be followed with a picnic and literary games
at the Spencer House, 1651 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell, Ind.
A vote of approval for the August 8th meeting was
first given by KATHY FLOTZ and
seconded by SUZY STUEBEN.
DOUGLASS brought a copy of the Japanese version of her book, Manage
Your Time, Manage Your Work, Manage Yourself.Her book is very popular in Japan.
GALVAN announced that she recently had her book,Affinity For Rainbows: Sunshine Finish
Lines, published in the Kindle edition and continues to work on the
screenplay for “New Jack Rabbit City.” Gail also brought along her book,
BEIER stated her book, “Fragile Lives,” is still being edited.
WILKERSON read his delightful poem, “My Million Dollar Country Western Song.”His lyric, read with a country western
dialect, told of how the love for “his woman,” left him “locked in the county
jail just waitin’ for someone to go my bail.”
VARGAS read the beginning of her short story entitled, “A Better Place.”The story told of a man’s doomsday
preparations for his family while being bothered by an older neighbor.When the event actually happens he regrets
not being able to help this neighbor.
DOUGLASSread “Escape From
Witch Mountain.” This was a 1965 memoir of a job she took in Montana,
Switzerland.The story began with Donna
escaping from the hotel where she was employed after realizing the job ( a job
posted at a local college for working abroad) was nothing like the advertised
pamphlet, nor was anything going as she
MUSAK read his short story entitled, “The Golf Match.”His
humorous story told of a golf tournament that began with two of the foursome
dropping out of the hundred dollar a hole match.This left two of the players looking for two
other players to join them, unfortunately the two men they found did not play
PERKINS brought her proposed magazine how-to article on “How to Grow a Winter Garden.”The article, (focusing on parent/children
collaboration) related to the five-part structure of how to create, plan, and
plant a winter garden, as well as managing the temperature and harvesting the
GALVAN read two of her poems from her book, Affinity for Rainbows: Sunshine
Finish Lines.The first poem,
entitled “Party Colors,” told of the
difference of two girls and ended with “It’s a forever, friendship ring.”The second poem, entitled “A Spectrum of Feelings,” compared
feelings to rain and rainbows.
CHASE continued with her novel, Badradin.In this section of her book, Dr. Togalaz met
the Grand Advisor, Kozrol, who seemed to be caught by surprise at her beauty
and agility.He later did not want to
end their workout session and mentioned a place they could all go for a drink.
BEDEKER read more of his short story, “Incident On The Egret.”Continuing with the fishing expedition on the Egret, a boat owned by
“Captain Bart.” The story tells of bad
happenings experienced as the boat begins going into rough waters.It ends with Captain Bart going overboard and
the men trying to find the life preservers for him.
CHASE reads her short story entitled, “Stolen.” The story begins
with an envelope coming in the mail stating that Ms. Hogan has been selected to
receive it due to her “unique talents.”Her instructions are to try and find a rare Egyptian artifact that has
BURNS continues with her short story, “Mercy.”This part of the story
begins with the employer of a veterinarian clinic trying to teach her employee
the importance of proper sanitation, especially when dealing with Parvo, a very
contagious animal disease.
SPENCER brought his poem entitled, “The River Sphinx.”The poem
states, “A river is but metaphor, A quiet placid place” and ends with “Arbiters
of life, Drifting on to death.”
TRIGG read two pages of his memoir, “A Briefs Memory.”The story
relates to when he was drafted into the Vietnam War after completing his
college degree. The story tells of the ordeals he experienced standing in lines
with nothing on but his underpants, or less.
STUEBEN read her descriptions of, “Hierarchy of Casters/Magic Users.”In her three page analogy she describes the lowest to the highest level of
various witches, warlocks, enchanters, and mages.This was done to help describe differences of
the various characters in her book.
BEIER read her short story entitled, “To Berlie.” The story told
of a young girl attending her grandmother’s funeral -- a grandmother she hardly
knew.After the funeral she was given a
small notebook which had been left for her, the inside cover reading, “To
Berlie, the granddaughter I always wanted but never knew.”