Friday, October 17, 2014

OCTOBER 15, 2014



MEMBERS PRESENT:

Sharon Palmeri, Beverly Stanislawski, Katherine Flotz, Sharon Buckman, Bob Moulesong, Tom Spencer, Suzy Stueben, Paul Mulligan, Ruthann Graczyk, Sharon Dorelli, Donna Douglass, Mike Musak, Marjorie Peterson

GUESTS PRESENT:

Kay Depel  (with Tom)




NEW BUSINESS:

SUZIE STUEBEN introduced a discussion on the possibility of using Skype for members not able to attend the meetings. 

TOM SPENCER related his concerns on how Skype might limit member attendance. 

BOB MOULESONG mentioned the possible tech problems (Internet access) that would be involved with Skype, as well as the security of the members’ works. 

 *It was decided that this discussion on Skype should wait til next year.

SHARON PALMERI asked members if they were interested in having a special meeting on the 5th Wednesday of this month.  The special meeting would involve a discussion on publishing, P.O.D. publishing and promotions.  A show of hands revealed several of the members were interested,  but after conferring with Chapel Lawn it was discovered that the room was not available for that evening.

LITERARY NEWS:

MARJORIE PETERSON shared information with the members on a website where screenplay writers will get weekly tips on companies seeking scripts in various genres. The site states that “producers have made more than 200 movies from writers and scripts they found on this site.” Registration is free, but there are fees for “premium services.” You may find the site at Inktip.com.

READINGS:

DONNA DOUGLASS read her four page memoir entitled, “Intersection.”  On a mini-vacation to Thomas Jefferson’s home in Monticello, Virginia, Donna witnesses a horrible accident at a gas station while eating lunch.  She is able to help a victim until the paramedics arrive, but the day’s experience destroys the pleasure of her trip.

TOM SPENCER brought his seven stanza poem entitled, “Dead Clich├ęs.”  The poem relates to the arrogance of a young poet and the often misused words he chose to use, but later learning his lesson well. 

BOB MOULESONG continued with his short story entitled “Flower Moon.”  Rhonda, described as a mousy, boring young woman, had received flowers at work from a secret admirer.  In this continued version she receives more flowers, transforming her into a “giggling flirtatious woman” as she tries to imagine who sent them.

KATHERINE FLOTZ read her free verse, beautiful poem entitled, “And the Lord Said.”  Without mentioning his name, the members recognized the poem concerned her deceased husband, George, a man we all knew and admired.

BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI read three of her prize winning poems.  The first, a haiku poem beginning with Valley Marigolds, took second place in a Massachusetts contest.  The second, “Winter Surprises,” took third place in a Michigan contest and beautifully described winter as “covering like a lacy tablecloth.”  The third poem took third place in an Illinois contest and was entitled, “Poop Scoop,” a comical poem relating to a scheduled colonoscopy.

PAUL MULLIGAN  read two poems,  the first entitled “Precious” told of love being a very precious gift.  The second, entitled “Not the Only One,” was also written about a love and the hope of putting it to song, ending with, “And I ain’t the only one.”

MIKE MUSAK continued with his novel entitled, Habits Change.  In this continued version, Michelle, while walking home from school, was approached by a friend of the boy that had raped her following a prom date.  The family friend tried to convince her that she had been wrong about her accusation against Tom.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted:

SHARON BUCKMAN


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Write-On Hoosiers is hosting “The Write Celebration”



Write-On Hoosiers is hosting “The Write Celebration” 
This is a festive gala event marking W.O.H’s 26th anniversary and is open to:
W.O.H. members & all writers,  plus family and friends


WHEN: December 3, 2014
WHERE: Lake of the Four Seasons Country Club Ballroom 1048 Lakeshore Dr. (Lakes of the Four Seasons)
TIME: 6:00 p.m.-10 p.m.
COST: Members: $25.00 per person. Non-members:$30. per person. Deadline for payment is November 14, 2014

DINNER MENU:

Sliced roast beef with gravy, Southern fried chicken, citrus and herb cod, green salad with Ranch, Thousand Island, and Italian dressings, rolls, glazed carrots and baked potato with butter and sour cream. Wine will be served with the meal. Apple pie for dessert.  Coffee or iced tea. The meal will be served country-style.

HIGHLIGHTS: * times are approximate

6:00 p.m. Doors open for cash bar and socializing. Also, book sales table(s) will be available. Books may be displayed but authors will be responsible for their own sales. No table fee. We support our local authors, and hope you will as well by purchasing a book.
*7:00 p.m.: Dinner
*8:00 p.m.: Entertainment: Wolffgang vocal singing group (see bio pg. 2)
*8:30 p.m.:  A short five minute synopsis of the year’s events from each writers’ group in attendance. Door Prizes Drawing.
*9:00 p.m: Entertainment: Harley Hehr, comedian and impressionist (see bio page 2)
*9:30-10 p.m.: Group and individual Photos.
 Gift exchange: (NOTE: A new or gently used copy of one of your favorite books besides your own. That’s what the book tables are for Please include your name in book as gift-giver.)

RSVP: writeonhoosiers@comcast.net or send check (made payable to Write-On Hoosiers) to: Katherine Flotz, P.O. box 1124, Crown Point, IN 46308.  or contact Sharon Palmeri  at writeonhoosiers@comcast.net 

SEATING IS LIMITED SO PLEASE REMIT YOUR PAYMENT TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT


Entertainment Bios


Wolffgang, from Hobart High School, is a select vocal music group which performs throughout Indiana and Chicagoland - at community events, company functions, auto shows, athletic events, ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) contests and school concerts. The group's repertoire focuses on popular music from the 1930's through the 1960's, and also includes patriotic music, occasional show tunes and country music selections.
   In recent years the group has been featured on the Channel 7 Morning News from Chicago, and has performed for the Chicago White Sox. The group averages between seventy & eighty performances per year. Wolffgang is an extra-curricular component of Hobart High School Choir

Harley Hehr is a versatile performer who has been entertaining audiences for 20 years in the Chicago land area and more recently in Marco Island, Florida. Performing mainly in local nightclubs and hundreds of corporate events, Harley is best known for his quick wit and subtle sarcasm. He loves to interact with a crowd and has a charisma that creates a party atmosphere that encompasses the entire audience.
   An accomplished singer whose first love is comedy, Harley decided to combine the two.  He does exact vocal impressions of such famous celebrities as: Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Frankie Valli, Billy Joel, Johnny Cash and a host of others.