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 »