Inventory

It has been my pleasure to co-chair the Luncheon Literary Society meetings for the year of 2015. It was my job to send out e-mails to invite members of this writing group to the next meeting and then to facilitate the meeting.

During 2015 we have met for lunch at several different restaurants including Jackson’s Cafeteria, Golden Corral, McAllister’s (on Herlong Ave), and Luigi and Sons Italian Restaurant, all in Rock Hill. We have also met at the home of Peter Hildebrandt on two occasions. I also had to cancel one meeting because of weather conditions.

It has been a good year. Writing is sometimes a lonely profession, but when writing friends gather around a table to share a meal and their latest work, great friendships are forged. We’ve read, laughed, cried, critiqued together, brought together by the love of the written word.

Here’s a shout-out to our members who have published works and/or blogs:

Judith Barban–Crown of Jewels (poetry); Poplar River (novel); Meredith’s Wolf (novel)

Kim Blum-Hyclak–In the Garden of Life and Death: A Mother Daughter Walk (poetry)

Beth Crosby–blog: dialysisgal.com; “Wordsmithing” column, York County Magazine.

Ed R Green–Hope: The Sapphire Prison, Book One (novel)

Peter Hildebrandt–The Rest Is Silence (novel)

Barbara Lunow–Are We There Yet? (non-fiction); Star Drops and Spider Hair (poetry, to be published Jan 2016)

Jean Wheeler–Gayle’s Awakening (novel); Search for Reality (non-fiction)

Donna Wylie–Dark Corner of War (non-fiction, to be published)

Signing off now, I am your humble servant, a poet at heart, who is working on a poetry chapbook and/or a short story collection and/or a murder/mystery, Martha T. Robinson.

Brunch/Baby Gift/Poetry/Prose Reading–Sun. Nov. 8

An announcement from Evelyn Eickmeyer-Quinones, a participant of the Luncheon Literary Society (LLS) and the prose/poetry readings at the Happy Accidents Art Studio, located at 157 E. Main Street, Suite 300, Rock Hill, SC (above Amelies’s French Bakery): http://www.happyaccidents.com.

Happy Accidents proprietors Kevin Lilly and Carla Bryant Lilly are expecting their first child together!  Evelyn, along with fellow poet, Joy Colter, are coordinating a small celebration in Carla and Kevin’s honor.

Brunch and a Gift

Evelyn and Joy will host a brunch at 1:00 on November 8th, before the 3:00 monthly reading at Happy Accidents. They will also collect children’s books for a gift basket to be presented at that gathering.

The Gift

Joy has been kind enough to pull together a list of noteworthy children’s book titles, but ALL books are welcome!  Please click on the title spreadsheet link if you’d like to review the list, and let Joy know,​ (joyjoythemusical@gmail.com,) if you do buy a book on the list, so that duplications can be avoided.​

http://childrensbooksguide.com/top-100

The Brunch

Ev is coordinating the brunch, and welcomes all contributions:  Cooked, purchased and/or funded!  Please let her know what you’d like to contribute by adding a comment to this blog by November 1st.  Ev’s supplying bagels and cream cheese, and will be bringing an orange juice based, non-alcoholic punch, and coffee.   Since Ev will also be supplying paper goods she’s asking for a $1.00 contribution from anyone who would like to contribute, and if you would like to bring your contribution to the October LLS meeting, that would be great. All leftover paper goods will be given to Carla and Kevin for future events.

Any Questions?

Feel free to direct any questions to Ev at “eeickquinones@gmail.com.” please put the word

“*****Brunch”*****”

​i​n the subject line.  There’s no need to “cc” an email to the entire mail list, just so that we can respect each other’s’ in-boxes! Ev will ask Martha Robinson to post any noteworthy information to the LLS blog for everyone’s reference.

Let’s all celebrate in this gift of life that Carla and Kevin have been blessed with together!

Featured Readers:

Larry Timbs, co-author of Fishing Springs. http://www.fishspringsnovel.com/

Martha T. Robinson, poet and short story writer.

Open Mic will follow the Featured Readers, so dust off your poems and/or short prose and sign up to read!

 

 

 

 

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: http://www.goldencorral.com/

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 luncheonliterary@gmail.com.

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 bethcrosbysc@gmail.com 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 www.rockhillscww.org to select your sessions.

For more details, visit www.RockHillSCWW.org.

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Special Guest Speaker: Jonathan K. Rice

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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.