September 21, 2010

Writer's Workshop to be held Oct. 9, noon to 3 p.m.

Writers and Coffee and Fiction, Oh My!
  • What: 2010 KaCSFFS Writer's Workshop
  • Date: Saturday, October 9, 2010
  • Location: The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, KCMO
  • Time: Noon to 3 PM
  • Cost: $35 for general public, $25.00 for current members of The Writers Place, free for KaCSFFS members with membership card
Instructors for the workshop include:

Robin Wayne Bailey, a bestselling fantasy author and past president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Bailey is the author of 18 published novels and has numerous short works, a short story collection, and a graphic novel to his credit. In addition, he is editor of two collections, and is an ad hoc professor at Longview Community College.

Chris McKitterick, a science fiction short story writer, novelist, editor, technical writer, and professor at University of Kansas. McKitterick is Associate Director of the KU Center for the Study of Science Fiction. His first novel, Transcendence, is scheduled for release in November 2010 by Hadley Rille Books.

Susan Satterfield, a professor at MCC-Longview Community College. Satterfield is the author of a chap book, 10 shorter works (both short fiction and poetry), board member for Missouri Center for the Book, coordinator of the MCC-Longview Literary Festival, former Director of KaCSFFS, and former Co-Chair of ConQuesT (one of the oldest running SF conventions in the country).

There will be a free Build-Your-Own cappuccino Bar available to workshop participants during the event. A selection of science fiction and fantasy art by local artists will also be on display and available for sale.

Workshop registration can be paid online at (See payment box on the right side of the page.)

Registration can also be mailed with your registration fee to: KaCSFFS, P.O. Box 34413, North Kansas City, MO 64116.

September 17, 2010

Next Meeting: Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 -- All About Podcasting!

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at 7 p.m. The location: The Writer's Place, Kansas City, MO.

Members Ty and Sarah will present this month's meeting topic: all things podcasting! We will cover topics such as what is a podcast? How do you make a podcast? and What do you do with one after you got it? Come join us as we explore the new way people are listening to the world.

There will be a cupcakes contest. Bring your best cupcakes, or be a judge!

Be seeing you!