The statewide Kansas Authors Club is host to a weekend of writing instruction Oct. 4-6 at the Holiday Inn at Kellogg and Rock Road in Wichita.

Districts from around the state take turns hosting the annual event. District 5, led by local president Diane Wahto, planned the 2019 convention.

Keynote speaker Paul Bishop, retired from the Los Angeles Police Department, will attend throughout the entire weekend to share his decades of experience writing crime novels. At home he actively assists other writers with their goals.

Wichita’s Clare Vanderpool, a Newbury Award-winning author, is also featured in a class, as well as a special luncheon where she will talk about her lifelong love of books and how they loved her back.

Other presentations offer a wide range of instruction for every writing interest. From juvenile fiction, to historical fiction, memoir writing, research techniques, poetry, blogging and revising for polished prose, there will be classes for every writer.

Winfield writers who will speak at the October event include David Nichols (Eisenhower biographies), Joy Hathaway Lenz (blogger), Sara Severance Weinert (blogger), and Ann Fell (suspense fiction).

Kansas Authors Club welcomes all interested writers to the 2019 convention. Registration details can be found at

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