September 5, 2015

The next meeting of the Luncheon Literary Society writing group will be Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Jackson’s Cafeteria, 1735 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC, from 11 am to 2 pm.

We welcome creative writers of all genres. If you are in the area and would like to attend, respond in the “Comments” section.

LLS’s 5th-Year Celebration Rap

This rap was written and performed by Judith Barban at our celebration meeting, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Check out Judith’s website at :

Before you read, visualize an Italian restaurant and get a syncopated beat of a rap going in your mind.

We’re a traveling bunch

that meets for lunch

we gather and we read

and I must concede

that everybody’s writing

is quite exciting

when we critique

we find what’s weak

and we make it strong

doesn’t take us long

we welcome each correction

’cause we strive for perfection

consider each suggestion

without any question

in this next year

we’ll write without fear

’cause we know we got friends

who’ll help with amends

and if you don’t relent

you’ll end up in print

if all goes well

you’ll have a book to sell

so stay in the loop

stick with the group

’cause it’s the LLS

that’s the key to success

June 6, 2015 meeting

Hello Happy Writers!

original quill artwork by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

original quill artwork
by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

The Luncheon Literary Society would like to invite anyone who writes creatively to attend our next meeting, to be held Saturday, June 6, from 11 am to 2 pm at Golden Corral, located at 1031 North Anderson Road, Rock Hill.

You will need to purchase your lunch and beverage and then move to the far left corner of the restaurant. The lunch buffet cost is $9.29, with $1 discount for seniors, and beverages are $2.19.

Our talented members include short story writers, novelists, poets, children book writers, memoir writers, blog writers, book illustrators. Most have been published and/or have authored books (which may be available for sale).

If you attend, bring enough copies of your work-in-progress for each person to have a copy to read and to offer helpful critiques. Our maximum limits are 7 pages of prose (double-spaced, size 12 font) or 3 poems (which can be single-spaced).

We welcome first time visitors.

May 2 LLS Meeting


original quill artwork by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

original quill artwork
by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

The Luncheon Literary Society will meet Saturday, May 2, from 11 am to 2 pm at the Golden Corrall, 1031 North Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC. For directions, menu, and price list see:

Members of our group include poets, short story writers, novelists, bloggers, children book writers, illustrators, and memoir writers. Some have published work, while others are just beginning their writing journey.

If you are a writer who would like to receive support and/or critiques of your works-in-progress, we invite you to attend. You may leave a comment here, or send an e-mail to

The maximum number of pages to bring are 7 pages of double-spaced,  font size 12, of prose or 3 poems. Poems may be single-spaced.

Please bring enough copies for each attendee to be able to read your work and to make helpful suggestions.

Writers’ Secrets Uncovered, April 25, 2015


CONTACT: Beth Crosby, Chairman Mobile: 803-493-2054

Register Now for Spring Writers Workshop


The Rock Hill Chapter of the South Carolina Writers Workshop is presenting the ninth annual WRITERS INTENSIVE WORKSHOP on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church located as 426 Oakland Avenue in Rock Hill. This year’s theme is “Writers’ Secrets Uncovered.” Each participant may choose four from an array of twenty-four sessions, a panel discussion, and optional critiques. Sessions are presented for beginning writers through published authors and include many genres, poetry, and illustration. As an added bonus, participants will get the opportunity to meet other writers and professionals in the industry.

Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. The cost is $30 for non-members and $25 for members of SCWW and students age 16 and older. Lunch is included in this day-long event. Space is limited, so pre-register at to select your sessions.

For more details, visit


April 4–Luncheon Literary Society Writers Meeting



Hello Writers!

It’s a sunny day in Rock Hill with fluffy white clouds in a blue sky. The outside temperature is climbing, flowers are blooming, green leaves are unfurling along once bare tree limbs, and yellow pollen is filling the air. (Not a good thing for asthma sufferers!)

As Mother Nature is bringing new growth to the outside world, hopefully, your creative muse has inspired you to begin a new poem, short story, or personal narrative. We invite you to share it with us at the Luncheon Literary Society.

The next meeting of the Luncheon Literary Society will be Saturday, April 4, from 11 am to 2 pm at Jackson’s Cafeteria, 1735 Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC. To check out the menu, click on this link:

If you are interested in attending, please post a comment.


Saturday, March 7–Luncheon Literary Society Meeting

Pete Hildebrandt, Luncheon Literary Society co-chair, will host our next meeting at his home, on Saturday, March 7, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Please bring a food item to share as well as written work for which you would like a critique.

Please let Pete know what food item and how many pages of written work you plan to bring. We recommend up to 3 poems and/or 7 typed pages, size 12 Font, of prose or non-fiction narratives.

Pete’s e-mail is