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.
George Miga, Kathy Flotz, Sharon Buckman, Jane Burns,
DonnaDouglass, Doris Curless, Tom Spencer, Beverly Stanislawski, Luneil Morrow,
Sandra Nantais, Michelle Vargas, Laurie Chase, Julie Perkins, Carol Castaneda,
Mike Musak, Sharon Palmeri, Gail Galvan
A vote of approval was asked for concerning the October 17th
meeting.JULIE PERKINS gave the first
approval which was seconded by DONNA DOUGLASS
PALMERI stated that due to the resignation of Vice President KATHERINE FLOTZ, BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI
was asked to accept the position.She
accepted and was applauded by the members; KATHERINE
FLOTZ will remain as treasurer of
WOH.Sharon also announced that there
was a majority vote of approval to
cancel the last meeting of this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
PALMERI announced that we would be able to go ahead with the
printing of the “HOOSIER HORIZON” since she had received the necessary funding.
NANTAIS stated that sponsors were needed for the Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs.She handed out sponsorship forms to the
members and stated that it would be a wonderful opportunity to keep up the
beauty of poetry as well as keeping up the fun side of words and verse alive.
SPENCER passed out a flyer relating to the “Coffee House Saturdays.”It
stated that the Friends of the Library and the NWI Poetry Society are
co-sponsoring the Coffee House Saturdays with the library.They will be held from 6-9 P.M. on the second
Saturday of each month, Nov. through March at the Lowell Public Library.
PERKINS talked about some delightful literature she had read,
written by Louise Erdrich and entitled “Advice
GALVAN mentioned her new story, New Jack Rabbit City, was now in the hands of her editor.
SPENCER brought his four stanza, free verse poem, entitled “Eleven Eleven Eleven.” The poem honored our veterans; the last stanza told of the praise that needed
to be given to those that endured the pain and wounds of war – not only those
CURLESS read her poem entitled, “A Precious Gift,” her four stanza poem told of appreciating the
various sizes, decorations and outer beauty of a precious, wonderful gift; the
last line of the poem stated, “that gift package holds an irreplaceable
treasure, it’s your mother.”
GALVAN read her seven stanza poem entitled, “A Million Songs.” Her poem, which was originally meant to be put
to music, was a reminder to keep following your dreams, let yourself be you.
BUCKMAN read four pages of her newest novel, The Sequel. The novel, a sequel to her book, Canopy
of Leaves, tells of the young girl that had been held captive for
several months, now finding her way back to civilization and her hometown.
continued with his novel, Medal
of Dishonor.This part of his
novel puts McCall in New Jerusalem during a heavy artillery barrage.A machine gun struck their vehicle, killing
the driver and causing it to plow into a ditch.McCall is asked to give the other occupants some cover fire while they
go for help.
BURNS read four pages of her novel, Atalanta.This part of the novel, entitled “That
Crippling Fever,” dealt with Atalanta and the other maidens learning the art of
tracking and harvesting herbs.After a
heavy rain, making the tracks easier to follow, Atalanta realized they were
following bear tracks; after convincing their leader of this they turned back,
possibly saving some of their lives.
DOUGLASS read her delightful short story entitled, “Barcelona Orange: Fruit at Sunrise.”The story told of a trip to Barcelona,
experienced by Donna and her daughter, Katie, and how she suddenly realized
that her daughter had metamorphosized from her little girl into a beautiful young
NANTAIS read her six lined, acrostic poem, entitled, “Autumn.”The poem was written on a photo taken by
Sandra of a beautiful autumn scene at the Dunnes.
VARGAS continued with her novel, Striving After Wind. This part of
the novel begins at Adam’s parent’s house as his family tries to convince him
to quit arguing with his brother, Mikey.The story turns to rage as Michael suggests he has had a very “close
relationship” with Adam’s wife.
CASTANEDA read her short story, “Winters
Remembered.”When waking up to a
beautiful snowfall from the previous night,Carol is reminded of another snowstorm she experienced as a child when
she was forced to remain at school for the night as buses were unable to take
CHASE continued with her novel, Badradin. Dr. Togalaz, a half human, half Allizorn, is
being taken to be interviewed by the ship’s superior officer.On the way she has a conversation by Major
Zon, her escort, and is asked why she didn’t report her anxiety over the
possible risk she might experience from the guards.
PERKINS read her poem entitled, “Minthe.”The poem, based on
Greek mythology,tells of the outcome of
a beautiful woman as it ends, “Tea-steam
whispers: I am still beautiful.Your
tears taste sweet on my tongue.”
STANISLAWSKI read two of her award winning poems.The first poem, a sonnet entitled “Freedom’s Legacy,” tells of the
soldiers who gave their all for the freedom of others.The second poem was a six stanza poem which
took 2nd place in a Michigan contest and was entitled “The Argument.” This poem could be
summed up by the third line, “I do not
want to fight.”