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

Spotlight on: Ed R. Green, author of Hope: The Sapphire Prison, Book One

 I have been in a writers’ critique group with Ed R. Green for several years, so I was already familiar with and liked the main characters of Hope: The Sapphire Prison, Book One. Terek, a human, and Alora, a siriad, along with Maya and Orendalen, a newlywed elven couple, journey together on a mission of peace.

What a delight it was to read the complete story of their adventures as Councilor for Forestwaith and Ambassadors for Solifi. Green does an excellent job of setting the scene. Whether the group is traveling through the Living Swamp or trudging through the desert toward a confrontation with the dragons in the Mountains of Change, the reader is right there with Terek and his companions. Green’s action and battle scenes are also good.

What I liked best was the way the different “people” groups worked together to resolve their issues and to bring peace to their world. I loved the chapter titles. The inclusion of a map of the country of Parania was helpful as was the Appendix with pronunciations of unusual names and terms.

Green’s fans are eagerly awaiting the publication of the next four books in this series. Thanks, Ed, for a journey into a very different world.





LLS Interview Questions & Answers:

  • How did you develop the unusual lands Parania and Terranil?           
  • How flattering. I’m just a historian. During my visits to the planet Mera, I had the honor of interviewing a number of scholars, predominantly in the elven port city of Yahna.


  • Who designed your cover?           
  • Graphic designer Craig Faris did an excellent job with the cover art of Hope, using a portrait photograph by Andy Lawless.


  • If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?           
  • That’s a tough one. There have been many. My major influences include the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Leo Tolstoy.


  • What are your current project(s)? 
  • I’m in the process of writing Curse of the Illusionist, which involves many of the surviving victors of The War of the Mistress and The Secret War, conflicts I related in The Sapphire Prison series.


  • Where can people purchase your book?           
  • Hope, book one of The Sapphire Prison series, is available at
  • For the paperback version, go to
  • For the ebook version for Kindle or PC, go to
  • Also, you can just go to and type “The Sapphire Prison” in their search field. Hope will pop up.
  • When The Ring of Woodland Stars and the rest of the series is published, they will be available from Amazon as well.

For more information about Ed R Green, check out his website at








Next Meeting

original quill artwork by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

  original quill artwork
by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

 Our next meeting will be

Saturday, February 7, 2015,

from 11 am to 2 pm

at Jackson’s Cafeteria

in Rock Hill, SC.

Please join us if you are a  writer

seeing support for your works-in-progress.

Special Guest Speaker: Jonathan K. Rice


Luncheon Literary Society Meets on the first Saturday, monthly, at David’s Steak & Spirits, formerly Thursday’s Too.

Jonathan K. Rice will address the Luncheon Literary Society on Saturday, September 7, 2013, to share his personal approach to integrating his art and poetry. His books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Jonathan is editor and publisher of Iodine Poetry Journal. He is a published poet, a longtime host of poetry readings in Charlotte, NC, a recipient of the 2012 Irene Blair Honeycutt Legacy Award, and a visual artist represented by MoNA (Museum of Neighborhood Art) formerly known as Plaza Muse in Charlotte, NC.

Join us at 9:30 am, through 2:30 pm as we enjoy guest speaker Jonathan K. Rice.

To register, use this link…

Lunch choices: (drinks not included)

Chicken Pecan Salad – $8.95

Loaded Potato Soup w/ Salad – $6.50

Half-pound Cheeseburger w/ Fries – $7.95

 Please mark you lunch choice when you register

  • ***There is no cost related to this event other than lunch and book purchases, but donations are welcome.

    Directions and more information about David’s Steak & Spirits…

    The Luncheon Literary Society is a critique group offering input to writers about their works-in-progress.

    Critiques are suspended this month to allot our speaker enough time to speak and sign books.

    Meeting on the first Saturday, monthly, at David’s Steak & Spirits.