Hi Everyone,

 

Today we held our April meeting. Our next meeting will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 12:30 to 3 PM.

 

PRESENT:

Ryan, Jan, Marlys, Sharon, Niomi, Mike, Mary, Jerry, Betty, Lina.

 

TALKING STICK 24 PROGRESS:

We have had our Editorial Board meeting to choose the submissions to go in the book and we have received back the top winners from the celebrity judges. The rejection or acceptance letters will be all sent out shortly. Tarah is working on the format and Sharon is ready to start proofing.

 

PAST WRITING EVENTS:

Ryan attended a Sci-Fi literary convention in the cities.

Jerry attended the Bloomington Writers Festival and Art Fair in March. He says it is a great event for networking.

April 15-17 Indie Recon Convention. There are U-Tube videos available with information on self-publishing.

 

COMING EVENTS:

The Loft and Lake Region Writers Network have 4 workshops coming up. Go to www.loft.org/lrwn for more information. Some of these meet in person for the first class and then are online after that. Starting soon.

St. Cloud State University presents the 2015 Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop June 15-18, 2015. www.stcloudstate.edu. 320-308-3936. Writing exercises, discussions, and interaction between students and professional writers in an informal setting. Bill Meissner, Margaret Hasse, Thomas Maltman, more.

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference at Bemidji State University in Bemidji June 20-26, 2015. 218-755-2851. www.northwoodswriters.org.

PRLAAC event during Art Leap weekend in Park Rapids MN. (Sept. 26-27).

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

http://www.glimmertrain.com/writguid1.html.

http://www.glimmertrain.com/veryshort.html.

Very short fiction award, deadline April 30, 2015.

 

OUR WRITERS’ SUCCESSES:

Mike had a story published in the Life on the Water section of Northwoods Press.

Jerry is a finalist with his book Good Shepherd in the Midwest Book Awards.

 

Following these discussions, we took turns reading what we had written recently. Almost everyone brought something today. The readings sparked critiques and many ideas and feelings. It was one of those magical days when we hated to stop talking and leave each other. I believe we all feel inspired by good meetings such as the one today. Hope to see you all next time!