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Published June 16. 2010 05:00PM

Black Diamond Writers

Michael B. Kaminski, publisher of WOMAN Magazine, will be the featured speaker at a joint meeting of the Black Diamond Writers' Network and the Pa. Women's Press Association on Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30. S. Railroad Street.

Kaminski will educate writers on how to write for a publication with a purpose, focusing on the creation, mission and purpose of his magazine. He will explain what he looks for in potential writers and what makes a good and a bad pitch.

WOMAN Magazine works to empower, enrich, enhance and enlighten all women with articles highlighting local women making a difference and changing lives. The publication is an extension of the Sharon Fisher Bassett Memorial Fund on community awareness of domestic violence, sexual abuse, eating disorders and basic equal rights for women.

Rafael Figureoa, Coaldale, will read some of his work as the spotlight reader for the month.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Sharon Fisher Bassett Memorial Fund, visit

For more information about the BDWN or PWPA, call Kathy at (570) 645-3059.

Tamaqua Seniors

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 78 members in attendance, and one new member, Eva Lambert.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation.

Vice President Doris Brobst sent get well cards to Ruth Lang and Jean Yanik.

Secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld gave a report. Machamer had readings.

The guest speaker was Joan Breslin from Schuylkill Transportation System. She discussed trips that can be taken on the bus or trolley.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join the group.

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