Hi Everyone, Today we held our June meeting.

PRESENT: Sharon, Jan, Mike, Jerry.

TALKING STICK 25: TS25 is in the editing stage. This will be a larger book than usual.

PAST WRITING EVENTS: Jerry attended parties for Marge Barrett and Laura Hansen for their new books. Both events were very well attended.

FUTURE WRITING EVENTS:

There will be a book signing for Mike Lein at Book World in Park Rapids in early July. Info coming later.

Deadline June 30, 2016. Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council is sponsoring a new event—the Great American Story—for oral storytellers. For entry information and rules, go to www.thegreatamericanstory.org.

Brainerd Writers Alliance 2016 Writing Contest—deadline 8-24-16. Contact contest chair Bev Abear at 218-828-7750 orbrainerdwriters@gmail.com.

Hackensack Book Art Festival will be held Saturday 8-13-16. More info coming.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Check out Dorset Books in Dorset with new owners.

Ryan couldn’t attend today but he sent us a quote that called to him. This is a quote from a poet called Adrienne Rich. “Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone.”

We had a low attendance today because of Father’s Day but we still had a great meeting with lots of good information. Most of the writers read things they are working on. Jerry read us the intro to his next book That Reminds Me.