Events


NFPW names Communicator of Achievement nominees

The National Federation of Press Women has named its nominees for Communicator of Achievement, which include Wichita Professional Communicators member Gwen Larson. Larson has worked in journalism and communication for 36 years, with 17 years at The Emporia Gazette as a reporter and editor. She also had a weekly column […]

Gwen Larson

Tallgrass accepting entries for 20th annual film festival

The 20th annual Tallgrass Film Festival gets underway in late September and is now accepting submissions. This year’s five-day festival will be Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in downtown Wichita. Filmmakers from around the world will be showcasing documentaries, films directed by women, animation, narratives, short films, and other independent […]


Save the date for annual WPC mixer

Mark your calendar. The popular annual WPC mixer and scholarship fundraiser will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Wichita Marriott at Corporate Hills, in east Wichita. Details will be available soon but, in the meantime, event organizers are already actively recruiting sponsors and silent auction donors. For more information, contact […]


Wilma Moore-Black with friends at Tallgrass Film Festival

Giving back at Tallgrass Film Festival

By Wilma Moore-Black Learning a new craft while volunteering is a remarkable experience. Add an opportunity to be engaged with 113 worldwide filmmakers, see KAKE-TV friends, and five action-packed days of fun and great food—you’re in paradise. I’m talking about my first volunteering experience at the 19th annual Tallgrass Film […]


Remembering Les Anderson

Les Anderson invited me to my first Wichita Professional Communicators luncheon. At the time, I was a student in his classes at Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication. With his guidance, I developed a love for journalism and the AP Stylebook, and a deep hate for the word “very.” […]

Les Anderson

Fun and fellowship abound at WPC annual mixer

The annual WPC mixer and scholarship fundraiser returned Sept. 1 to the east-side Wichita Marriott. More than 60 attendees raised an estimated $2,700 for the organization’s scholar-ship fund. It was WPC’s first in-person mixer since 2019. Last year’s event was virtual, due to COVID-19 restrictions. “This was a great show […]


Tallgrass Film Festival goes live, will feature HBO’s Gordon Parks documentary

Whether you can travel to Wichita, Kansas or not, the 2021 Tallgrass Film Festival offers films created by filmmakers from all over the world available to you in person or virtually. Tallgrass believes in showcasing the best filmmaking experience possible, according to Melanie Addington, the new Tallgrass Film Association’s executive […]

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Ben Redington

WPC elects 2022 executive board members

Elections for the 2022 WPC executive board members took place during the Nov. 3 meeting at Larkspur Bistro & Bar. The following slate was voted on and approved by all members in attendance. Congratulations to the 2022 WPC executive board members! Sean Jones, president: Sean is the communication specialist for the […]


WPC’s annual mixer and scholarship fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 1

Bring your colleagues, friends and spouses or partner to “Mix It Up with WPC” on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Wichita Marriott. This annual networking mixer for WPC supports our scholarship fund. Don’t forget your checkbook, credit card or cash to bid on items in the silent auction or purchase […]

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Library’s Summer Reading Program returns

Two free family concerts were held outdoors June 7 at Naftzger and Clapp Parks to officially kick off the Wichita Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Jim Cosgrove, aka Mr. Stinky Feet, told stories and sang songs to more than 270 attendees. The Summer Reading Program is the library’s annual reading […]