Today we held our April meeting of Jackpine Writers’ Bloc.

PRESENT: Sharon, Ryan, Mike, Marlys, Erin, Jan, Mary, Tenlee.

TALKING STICK 27: Tarah is starting on the layout. Sharon is sending out the acceptance letters. Sharon has called almost all the winners, the first and second place writers. Now Sharon will start working on the flyers for the workshop and the book release party. This will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.

MISCELLANEOUS: Mike’s book Down at the Dock is a finalist for Humor in MIPA (Midwest Independent Publishers’ Association. Congrats, Mike!

Ryan mentioned the Red River Event Center in Akeley is available for events. It used to be the Akeley VFW. That might be an option for us and we will have to go have a look at it. Vacationaire is another option.

We were told there is a Twin Cities Literary Calendar telling of art events, readings, etc. Google Twin Cities Literary Calendar to find it.

COMING EVENTS: Next time we hope to hear about the next PRLAAC meeting. No one was able to go to the April meeting. Niomi and Mike have been trying to cover the meetings.

We hope to hear about the Great American Storyteller event also.

It is funny that last month with great weather, we only had 3 at the meeting. This month, seven hardy souls braved the snow and wind and slippery roads to attend.

We had an excellent meeting with lots of good readings. Hope to see you next time!