Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Another Year, Another Picnic

On Saturday, July 27, Indiana Writers' Consortium held it's forth annual picnic at The Spencer House in Lowell, Indiana. The weather showed its approval by providing mild temperatures and sunny skies.

The picnic is always a fun time, with networking opportunities, good food, and plenty of games. Here are some pictures.

Combining networking with good food
Games and prizes to entertain the children
And the adults

The annual White Elephant Auction was another highlight of the picnic. As always, it kept participants guessing with written jingles and catchphrases as the only clues to the contents in the wrapped packages (show below).
What do you think was in the package with this clue?
Fury said to a mouse,
That he met in the house,
“Let us both go to law:
I will prosecute you
Come, I’ll take no denial:
We must have a trial;
For really this morning
I’ve nothing to do.”
            By Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
An additional hint that the picnic goers didn’t have: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was Lewis Carroll’s real name.
The item turned out to be a Lewis Carroll themed book, Writers in Wonderland: Keeping Your Words Legal by IWC member Kathryn Page Camp and a copy of two Lewis Carroll classics: Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Join us next year and see if you can stump the audience with your White Elephant clue.
IWC extends a special thanks to Tom Spencer for hosting the festivities.


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