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Scenes from Coffeyville and the 101st annual KAC convention 2005

Southeast Kansas: Who Walked These Trails?

October 7-9, 2005
Coffeyville KS • District 3 hosted

 Bricktown Lodge

[graphic dot]Schedule of Activities
[graphic dot]Workshop Presenters
[graphic dot]2005 Youth Contest Results
[graphic dot]2005 Book Awards
       J. Donald Coffin Memorial Award,
       LeNore Stumpf
, Life, I Think Is Like a Watermelon

      Ferguson Kansas History Book Award, ,
Leslie Ann Gentry, The Lady Is a Veteranarian
       Nelson Poetry Award, Noami Patterson, For Crying Out Loud
[graphic dot]2005 Kansas Authors Club Literary Contest Results
[graphic dot]2005 Kansas Authors Club Awards of Merit
[graphic dot]2005 Convention Photos

Bill Kurtis and his William Allen White Award and KAC membershipKeynote Speaker: Bill Kurtis, a native of Independence, Kansas, is known all over the world for his contributions to journalism. He is a television journalist, author, filmmaker, and Emmy-winning producer and host of “Investigative Reports” on A&E and “The New Explorers” on PBS. He founded Kurtis Productions in 1990, a pace setter for documentaries.
    Kurtis graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Journalism in 1962. In 1966, he received a law degree from Washburn University School of Law and passed the Kansas Bar. During the 1966 tornado in Topeka, Kurtis repeated urgently over the air, “For God’s sake, take cover!” His long career in television journalism had begun.
   Kurtis has written two books, Bill Kurtis On Assignment and The Death Penalty on Trial, in which he discusses his changing attitude toward the death penalty.
   He owns a ranch in the tallgrass prairie near Sedan, Kansas, where he pursues his interest in conservation. He has also recently purchased buildings in downtown Coffeyville.
   Thanks to Kurtis, we all see the world with more understanding and sometimes with more compassion. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Thurgood Marshall Award for “Investigative Reports” installments on the death penalty. He has truly made a difference in how we relate to our environment, how we treat our fellow humans, and how we view our judicial and legal system.

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2005 Kansas Authors Club Awards of Merit:
Achievement in Writing Award: Roxie Olmstead, District 5, Augusta
Service Award: Ursula Turner, District 3, Coffeyville
Special Accomplishment Award for the 2004 Centennial Convention:
      All District 1 Members
and Friends, with special thanks to       George Paris, District 1, Topeka, for the “Meeting of the Minds”       banquet program
Special Presentation for Our Way With Words: Alice Flower, District 4, Junction City

Friday Afternoon Workshop: Monte Toon, artist and author of Asylum’s Bridge[graphic dot]See It, Write It: Beyond Dialogue (4:00 p.m., Fri., Oct. 7)

2005 Kansas Authors Club Youth Writing Contest Awards were presented Fri., Oct. 7. Tim Raglin, nationally known author and illustrator of picture books and readers for young children, spoke. Christie Breault, District 5, Benton, presented the awards.

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Schedule of Activities

Friday, Oct. 7
Workshop: See It, Write It. Descriptive writing

Children’s Program
Youth Awards Ceremony
Reception / Book Signing / Read around

Monte Toon

Tim Raglin
Christie Breault

4:00-4:45 p.m.

6:00-6:45 p.m
9:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8
State Board Meeting (included all state elected and appointed officers and District Presidents)
Silent Auction
  8:30-9:30 a.m.

Morning Workshops
Writing About History
Poetry, Taking Life by the Throat
Playwriting, Career or Hobby
Lue Barndollar Shaun Moffitt
Mark Frank
10:00-10:45 a.m. 10:00-10:45 a.m.
10: 00-10:45 a.m.
How not to Become Published (humor)
How to Go About Self--Publishing

Restoring the Once-Renown Legacy of Kansans Who Write Columns & Editorials
Judy Leeds
Richard Paul Tanos
Rudy Taylor
11:00-11:45 a.m.
11:00-11:45 a.m.

11:00-11:45 a.m.
Lunch on your own
Afternoon Workshops
Fiction: Using Myth to Shape Stories
How to Go About Self--Publishing

How Not to Become Published (Humor)
Shaun Moffitt
Richard Paul Tanos
Judy Leeds
1:30-2:15 p.m.
1:30-2:15 p.m.

1:30-2:15 p.m.
How I Make a Picture Book
Playwriting, Career or Hobby
Restoring the Once-Renowned Legacy of Kansans Who Write Columns and Editorials
Tim Raglin
Mark Frank
Rudy Taylor
2:30-3:15 p.m.
2:30-3:15 p.m.
2:30-3:15 p.m.
Autograph Sessions   3:30-4:00 p.m.
Saturday Evening Banquet (Registration Deadline: Sept. 18)
Banquet (Regis. Deadline: Sept. 18)
Presentation of Awards
   The Death Penalty on Trial

Bill Kurtis

6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 9
Breakfast on you own
Annual Meeting (All members were encouraged to attend. Business included action on club business and the election and installation of state officers.)
Rosemary Time
8:30-9:30 a.m.

9:30-9:45 a.m.
Please send Rosemary Time notices to:
Gail Martin, 1000 S. Atchison, El Dorado, KS 67042
Sunday's Special Treats
Cindy Powell presented her music
Ivan Pfalser revealed little known facts about Southeast Kansas
Silent Auction ended
  9:45-10:45 a.m.
10:45-11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Sunday Luncheon (Registration Deadline: Sept. 18)
Sunday Luncheon (Registration Deadline: Sept. 18)
State Contest Winners announced
Invitation to 2006 Convention

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Saturday Workshop Presenters:
Lue Barndollar [graphic dot]Writing About History
Mark Frank[graphic dot]Playwriting as a Career or Hobby
Judy Leeds[graphic dot]How Not to Become a Published Writer
Shaun Moffitt[graphic dot]Poetry: Taking Life by the Throat,
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Using Myth to Shape Stories

Tim Raglin[graphic dot]How I Make a Picture Book
Richard Paul Tanos [graphic dot]How to Go About Self-Publishing
Rudy Taylor[graphic dot]Restoring the Legacy of Kansas Editors and Columnists

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Guided Tours
Elmwood Cemetery

Saturday, October 8
Coffeyville Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Sorority hosted tours of the Elmwood Cemetery, where several people involved in the Dalton Gang robbery in Coffeyville are buried. Everyone who went on the tour received a booklet about the cemetery.

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KAC Centennial Convention 2004
2004 Writing Contest Results

KAC Convention 2003
2003 Writing Contest Results

KAC Convention 2002
2002 Writing Contest Results

J. Donald Coffin Award
Ferguson Kansas History Book Award
Nelson Poetry Award

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Coffeyville Bank, raided by the Dalton Brothers in 1978 Keynote speaker, Bill Kurtis Tim Raglin, children's picture book illustrator KAC Youth Writing Contest winners Susan Howell, Wichita, won sunflower door prize at Saturday evening banquet Larry Harshbarger, District 3 member, with Bill Karnowski at right Purple Hat ladies, Janice Levering and Linda Geffert, entertain at Saturday evening Read-around
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