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.

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Update–Nov. 8th Event

There have been a few changes to the Nov. 8th Event at Happy Accidents and Paint Party Plus, located at 157 N. Main Street, Suite 300, Rock Hill.

The Brunch in honor of Kevin and Carla Lilly and baby Peyton, soon-to-arrive, will be at 1 pm.  To contribute to the menu or to paper products fund, contact Kim Blum-Hyclak (kim.blumhyclak@gmail.com)

To see a list of suggested books for the baby basket, contact Joy Colter (joyjoythemusical@gmail.com)

Featured Readers for the Prose and Poetry Event from 3 to 5 pm will be:

Larry Timbs, co-author of Fishing Springs.

Jean Wheeler, author of Gayle’s Awakening and Search for Reality.

Open Mic will follow, so dust off a poem or short piece and bring one to read.