The Kansas Authors Club invites “would be” and interested writers to attend their 61h District meeting from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Delos Smith Center, 101 West First Street in Hutchinson. The registration fee is $5, to be paid at the meeting. This is an opportunity for writers of all kinds to come together and get acquainted and to share their abilities and ideas with one another. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be given.
Enter the District 6 writing contest by sending in your entry to Anne Mart, 311 E. 8th St., Hutchinson, KS 67501, no later than April 4. The contest rules are the same as listed at www.kansasauthors.org, click on contest rules. Winning entries and certificates wiii be awarded at the April 23, meeting and some will be read to the group, along with suggestions that could make it better for the state contest. There is no entry fee for the district contest. The theme for this year’s contest is Kansas Twisters.
The Kansas Author’s Club is one of the oldest writing groups in the United States and possibly the world. The organization began in Topeka in 1904 at a time when life was very different from what it is today. Famous members were William Allen White, newspaper publisher; Arthur Capper, a two-time governor of Kansas; and Margaret Hill McCarter, the first woman to address the Republican Convention.
For a list of the contest rules, call Doris Schroeder, 620-662-0197. The next District 6 meeting of the KAC will be held in August in Great Bend.