JACKPINE WRITERS’ BLOC
TALKING STICK 24 BOOK RELEASE PARTY
Saturday, September 19, 2015
and Writers’ Workshop
Blueberry Pines Golf Club

The Talking Stick 24 Book Release Party and Writers’ Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Blueberry Pines, located between Park Rapids and Menahga, MN on Highway 71. This is a celebration of writers and the written word. Please join us for a day where those who work in the solitary world of writing can come together. There is a fee for the workshop and meals but the Book Party is free to all who are interested in writing.

9 AM to 12:00 Noon: We offer a workshop with Mary Casanova. YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP. (See information below on workshop.) This all-genre workshop is entitled: “Story Matters.”

Cost for the workshop is $38. (This includes lunch at noon after the workshop. You will receive a coupon for the lunch.)

12:00: Lunch at Blueberry Pines. JWB will pay for your lunch if you have the above-mentioned coupon with the workshop. If you are just attending the Book Party, you may come at noon to have lunch on your own if you wish.

1 PM (approximately): If you have work in Talking Stick 24, you may pick up your one free contributor’s copy of the book. Additional books will be available for sale. We hope to have books for sale by the three celebrity judges who chose this year’s winners: Laura L Hansen for Poetry, Marge Barrett for Creative Nonfiction, and Mary Casanova for Fiction.

One or more of those celebrity judges may be in attendance to meet the writers and to sign and sell their own books.

Other local and/or member writers may be on hand to sell their books.
1 PM (approximately): Program with readings
Introduction of winners of Talking Stick 24 Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. All writers published in Talking Stick 24 are invited to read.
4:00 PM (approximately): After the readings, please stay and have dinner on your own with the writers at Blueberry Pines.

Directions to Blueberry Pines near Park Rapids, MN: Blueberry Pines Golf Course and Dinner Club is located approximately 4 miles north of Menahga, MN on Highway 71. This is approximately 8 miles south of Park Rapids, MN.

Local Motels in Park Rapids or near Menahga:
AmericInn 218-732-1234
Super 8 218-732-9704
C’Mon Inn 218-732-1471
Red Bridge Inn 218-237-7337
Jewel of the Northwoods B&B 218-564-6162

For more information, call Sharon at 218-732-3782 or email sharrick1@wcta.net.
—Please RSVP # of attendees to sharrick1@wcta.net—

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STORY MATTERS
All-genre Workshop with Mary Casanova

Stories are what bridge our lonely islands. No matter if it’s a conversation over coffee, a poem, or an epic novel—it all comes down to story. Join Mary Casanova as she shares how she discovered the power of story and journeyed in her craft to write over 30 books, from picture books to historical novels.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 9 AM to 12 Noon.
Cost of Workshop and lunch: $38. (You will receive a coupon for the lunch.)

Mary Casanova grew up on the edge of St. Paul with parents who regularly headed up north to a cabin. Those treks instilled an early love of wilderness that eventually led Mary and her husband (Charlie) to move to the Canadian border after college.

Mary appeals to a wide audience. Her books frequently land on state reading lists across the country and have earned countless awards, including the ALA “Notable,” Parent’s Choice “Gold Award, Booklist Editor’s Choice, and two Minnesota Book Awards. www.marycasanova.com.

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The Talking Stick 24 Book Release Party and this Writers’ Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Blueberry Pines, located between Park Rapids and Menahga MN on Highway 71. Blueberry Pines Golf Course and Dinner Club is located approximately 4 miles north of Menahga MN and 8 miles south of Park Rapids MN.

The Workshop will run from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The Workshop cost includes lunch at noon. The Book Release Party will start at 1 PM and run till approximately 4 PM. The Book Release Party is free. Lunch at noon will be on your own if you are just attending the Book Release Party.

Dinner/supper after the Book Release Party will be on your own.

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YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP. Please email Sharon Harris at sharrick1@wcta.net to sign up. Be sure to include your name and mailing address, phone number, and email address. Make your $38. check out to Jackpine Writers’ Bloc and mail it to: Sharon Harris, 13320 149th Ave, Menahga MN 56464

Location: Blueberry Pines Golf Club, Menahga, MN 56464
We will limit this workshop to the first 30 participants.