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"What I Did on My Summer Vacation by Alexander Silver" by Robert Chrisman––Guest Blogger

What I Did on My Summer Vacation by Alexander Silver My Daddy came home for his summer vacation. Mostly he stays in a quiet place with his pair of noids, which are bad things. They make him act weird. The doctors try to help him, but they can’t. I asked Mommy why they don’t send the pair of noids home…. Read more »

WPP Creativity Writing Conference-Keynote Speaker: Thomas Fox Averill

We are proud to announce Thomas Fox Averill is our Keynote Speaker at this years writer’s conference.  Mr. Averill will be presenting: “Knowing it Cold, Writing it Hot” The “breathing in” that means–breathing in the atmosphere and environment and themes/subjects through travel and research. Thomas Fox Averill is writer-in-residence and professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, where he… Read more »

"How to Get an Unusual Name" by Alarie Tennille––Guest Blogger

How to Get an Unusual Name Pick ancestors from a foreign-speaking   land. Begin with a name that is little heard   even there. Now stir up some rebellion. Politics and   religion work best. But first make sure you’ve chosen visionary or stubborn stock. Neighbors must wish them dead, must drag ancient uncles from their beds to execution by… Read more »

WPP Creativity Writing Conference-Speaker: Rolland Love

There’s one story you know better then anyone else, and Rolland Love is going to help you bring it to life on paper.  His workshop on “Writing Your Life Story” will focus on how to write memoir and the importance of recording your memories for family and friends – and sometimes profit! Rolland Love is the award winning author of… Read more »

Getting to Know KC Voices and Whispering Prairie Press

Have you ever wondered who publishes literary magazines and how they do it?  I assumed it must require well paid professionals, necessitate a big bank account and be labor intensive.   One day last year, Mary-Lane Kamberg, a leader of  our Kansas City Writers Group and president of the board of directors of Whispering Prairie Press asked if anyone would… Read more »

"Rapture" by Norm Ledgin––Guest Blogger

I know why the Rapture didn’t come off Saturday, May 21. I’ve reached an understanding with God. She didn’t want to start without me.  I’d never believed, but God said, “Get over that crap. You need me. I need you. I’m giving you five more months to get ready.”  “The Mayans are offering nineteen months.” “Mayans, Shmayans. Be ready when… Read more »

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2nd Annual  WPP Creativity Writing Conference Saturday, July 23, 2011 KU Edwards Campus 12600 Quivira Road, Room 110 Overland Park, Kansas 66213 8:30 am-4:30 pm Registration Form available at http://www.kansascityvoices.com/ Please send any questions to: MLKwriter@yahoo.com

"What Does Not Get Photographed" by Melissa Guillet––Guest Blogger

Do I want to know what you saw? You smile slightly in a three-quarter view,here in this photo taken during the war,This is one of two pictures I’ve seen of you. You smile slightly in a three-quarter view,perhaps thinking it was the last image they’d see.This is one of two pictures I’ve seen of you.You who fathered my father, my legacy…. Read more »