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.
WHERE:Avalon Manor*3550 East
U.S. Highway 30* Merrillville, IN 46410
In the “Fountainview Room”
TIME: 6:00 p.m.-10 p.m.
COST: Members: $30.00 per
person. Non-members: $35. per person.
– Times are approximate
6:00 p.m. Doors open for cash
bar and socializing. In addition, book sale tables will be available. Books may
be displayed, but authors will be responsible for their own sales. Those
wishing to sell books please notify us of this BEFORE Dec 1, and arrive 15 minutes early to set up. No table fee. We
support our local authors, and hope you will as well by purchasing a book.
House Salad, Bread, butter, coffee tea
Three meats: Baked Chicken, Roasted Pork Loin, and
Mostaccioli with meat sauce
Vegetable: Green Bean Almondine
Roasted red potatoes with olive oil and rosemary
Dessert: Peppermint Ice Cream, Cake (half cake will be
chocolate and the other half white or yellow)
*8:00 - 8:30
Palmeri introducesMike Bruccoleri
of “Good Clean Fun” who will be providing the entertainment for the night.
*8:45 – 9:10 p.m.:Door prizes.A short synopsis of the year’s events from each writers’ group in
attendance. *9:15 – 10 P.M. p.m.: Gift exchange and
group photographs. PLEASEstay until group
photos have been taken!
Wrap a new or gently used copy of one of your favorite books (No self-published books-- that’s what the book tables are for(Please read
note at the bottom of this invitation.)
9:30 – 10
p.m.: Group, couple and individual photos. PLEASE stay until group photos have
1. Select a new or gently used copy of
one of your favorite books (No self-published books -- that’s what the book
tables are for.
2. All books must be wrapped!
3. Tape a card to your gift with a note,
typed as creatively as you can, a hint on what the book is about or who the
best audience for the book would be WITHOUT GIVING AWAY THE TITLE. (Examples: a
poem, word play, or a cryptic hint.)
4. Whoever is interested in a particular
book will write their name on the card. Don’t worry, we have a plan in place in
case more than one person wants the book
Beverly Stanislawski, Katherine Flotz, Sharon Buckman, Bob
Philpot, Ruthann Graczyk, H.S. Valia, Mary Ellen Beecher, Helena Qi, Amy
The minutes for the November 2, 2017 meeting were approved by RUTHANN GRACZYK and KATHERINE FLOTZ.
STANISLAWSKI reminded the members of our December 6th
Christmas Banquet at the Avalon Manor.All members confirmed they knew of the location and time.
STANISLAWSKI stated she had taken first place in the Oklahoma
poetry contest with her poem, “All That Jazz.”She also took Honorable Mentions for “Lonely House,” “Moonflower
Mission, and “Fair Enough.”At the
Minnesota poetry contest, she took an Honorable Mention for “Love Should Glow,
and in the Texas poetry contest she took 8th place for “When Love
BUCKMAN mentioned that he newest book, a sequel to “Canopy of
Leaves,” entitled “Beyond the Canopy,” is about to be published by Create
FLOTZ mentioned that she will be speaking at a fundraiser in
Munster sometime in February.She will
be speaking about her novel, “Pebble in My Shoe.”
VALIA stated he had given a speech on the subject, “Miracle Called
Earth” at the Camelot Room in the Clarandale Senior Center.
VALIA read his four-stanza poem entitled, “Wolves Around the
Chattisgarh Express.”The poem had a
prologue that told how the poem came to be written.It involved his cousin and a number of other
Sikhs that were killed in 1984 while riding on a train by mobs that had heard
news concerning the prime minister of India being shot by two Sikh guards.
STANISLAWSKI read four of her poems.The first, “All That Jazz,” was a blues
sonnet telling of jazzmen taking turns adding their own rhythmic beat to a
music stanza.The second poem, “Moonflower
Mission,” a five-stanza quatrain poem telling of a farmer trying to find a
moonflower for his beloved.Poem number
three, “Love Should Glow,” and poem number four, “When Love Found Me,” were
both poems written for people trying to find pure love.All four poems had won poetry contests in
BRAILEY read her one page short story entitled, “Under the Water,” a
story to be completed by her students later.The story tells of young Selina suddenly remembering she has lost her
grandmother’s amethyst brooch, a brooch that is laying somewhere at the bottom
of the lake by her grandmother’s house.As she prepares to jump into the lake to try and find it, she sees
another face looking back at her.
PHILPOT read four pages of the prologue to his story, “STRANGE
FRIEND.”The story begins with a lady
watching a FedEx truck pull up to her neighbor’s house.Asthe
lady and her friend watch the very large FedEx truck pull up very close to the
neighbor’s garage, they witness him taking a very large package into the
garage, followed by six men in blackwith ski masks also enter. The
garage door then closes.
HELENA QI read two
poems, both written for a deceased close friend and mentor.The poems tell of how much this friend meant
to her and how much she “guided her path,” and ended with, “My heart, once
comforted by its warmth, shall forever retain its light.”
ELLEN BEECHER continued with her memoir, “Out of Control.”This part of her memoir tells of her trying
to find her son, Michael, when he has failed to come home the night
before.She finally finds him at the end
of the story, in the County jail.