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Beverly Stanislawski, Sharon Palmeri, Caren Von See, Albert Koch, Helena Qi,
Diane Stratton, Suzy Stueben, and Gail Galvan.
Norma Dewes and
A vote of approval for
the August 3, 2017 minutes was first given by DIANE STRATTON and
seconded by GAIL GALVAN
BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI passed around the book The 75th Year of Indiana Poetry, which three of
our members submitted poems that were included in the book. Contributing
members including BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI, HELENA QI, and HARDARSHAN
GAIL GALVAN passed around a copy of her new children’s
story, Skelly the Skunk Saves Freedom
There was a brief
discussion about using real names of people and animal in writing a historical
fiction or an autobiographical novel.
HARDARSHAN VALIA read three thought provoking, previously
published poems “Meditation, Companions
of the Storm,” and “So I Could Flow.”
BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI read “Free Verse” poem titled “Majestic
Mountains,” in which the mountains were personified. Bev also read
her poem title “Splendid Surrender.” This poem form is called Villanelle or Villanesque. It is a
nineteen-line poem consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain. It is an
example of a fixed verse form.
GAIL GALVAN read the prologue of her creative children’s
storybook, Skelly the Skunk Saves
Freedom Day. Gail and her sister collaborated on the artwork. She has
self-published the book. It’s about Skelly, a born leader who believes in equal
rights and who saves the day!
CAREN VON SEE read the first four pages of her story “The Treasure Chest,” based up
the prompt: Write a curse of a blessing detailing what would happen to anyone
who opens this chest.
AL KOCH delighted us with his true story about a
Catholic School and creative art in first grade, titled “Grapes of Wrath.”
HELENA QI read a poem titled, “My First Wedding,”
about when she and her spouse who were both born in Shanghai China immigrated
to the United States. Without family support or assistance they both attendant
the Purdue University and were married in the student union surrounded and
supported by friends. They are celebrating the 30th wedding
anniversary this year.
DIANE STRATTON read a re-write of her story titled, “The
Tea Party,” about the special relationship she had with Marge, her
best friend’s mother. Diane and her husband were invited to the birthday party
of Marge’s two-year old granddaughter, Gracie. Wondering what to gift the
child, Diane received divine inspiration for from Marge—a tea set.
SUZY STUEBEN delighted us with a chapter in her book in
progress: Mrs. Walter's
Adventures.The story tells of
Mrs. Walters as a child who (for want of another word) was a witch, who
practiced her craft without any forethought as to the consequences of her