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Oct. 3 is Proclaimed "Ink Stains Day"

The September 12, 2022, Write Club meeting was extra special! Not only did Write Club celebrate its first anniversary, but also Mayor David Krutzfeldt attended the meeting and proclaimed October 3, 2022 (the first Monday of October) as “Ink Stains Day” in Oskaloosa.

Above: Pam Blomgren and Kathy Christy with Mayor David Krutzfeldt.


Oskaloosa Write Club met for the first time in September 2021. Its goal is simple: to hold monthly meetings that bring together local writers to write, talk about writing, and encourage each other. Members Pam Blomgren and Kathy Christy launched a sister group for poets called Ink Stains, which meets twice-monthly to share and workshop poetry.


Above: Eleven members of Write Club and Ink Stains gathered at the Oskaloosa Art Center & Studios on Monday, September 12, 2022, to celebrate Write Club's 1st anniversary and the mayor's officially proclamation of October 3, 2022, as Ink Stains Day. (Photo courtesy: Oskaloosa Herald)


Thanks to Mayor Krutzfeldt for visiting Write Club, proclaiming Ink Stains Day, and supporting the arts in our community!


Thanks to the local media that attended. Check out the Oskaloosa Herald's article here:

"Mayor proclaims Oct. 3, 2022 "Ink Stains Day" by Channing Rucks


And thanks to the local writers and poets who make up our welcoming, creative club!