October 2022 WPC program graphic

What: ICT Authors’ Panel featuring Denise Neil, Joe Stumpe and Vanessa Whiteside

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5

Where: Larkspur Bistro & Bar, 904 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202

Registration: Register on Eventbrite. Ticket price includes buffet lunch and water, coffee or tea. Save $5 if you register by noon Tuesday, Oct. 4! Advance tickets are $20 for WPC members and $25 for non-members; walk-in price for WPC members is $25; and students are always $10. Please note: If you register to pay at the door, you will be invoiced if you don’t attend.

Join us for an ICT Authors’ Panel featuring a Q&A format with local writers Denise Neil, Joe Stumpe and Vanessa Whiteside!

Denise Neil is the dining and entertainment reporter for The Wichita Eagle. Her book, “Classic Restaurants of Wichita,” is a collection of stories and photos about Wichita’s most-loved but no-longer-operating restaurants over the past 100+ years.

Joe Stumpe is the editor of The Active Age newspaper, a writer, a musician and a culinary instructor. His book “Iconic Eats of Wichita: Surprising History, People and Recipes” is his second book published by History Press.

Vanessa Whiteside is a freelance writer, and she also blogs at, which features travel narratives from a curious tourist’s perspective. Her book, “100 Things to Do in Wichita Before You Die,” is a bucket-list book filled with timeless destinations and lesser-known places.

Books by the authors will be available.

Your purchase helps WPC’s scholarship fund. You may donate additionally via Eventbrite when you register for the meeting or on our Donate page.

WPC monthly meetings and fundraisers support a scholarship fund for Wichita-area students pursuing a career in communications. So come network, be inspired by guest speakers and help a future communication colleague in the process! Every year, WPC provides scholarships of up to $2,000 for Wichita-area college students majoring in a communications field.