Today we held our February meeting. Our next meeting will be held on March 15, 2015, from 12:30 to 3 PM at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids, MN.

PRESENT: Marlys, Lina, Jan, Deb, Jerry, Mike, Sharon

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION:

Call for Submissions deadline for Talking Stick 24 is March 1, 2015. Hurry and get them sent in! See www.jackpinewriters.com for more submission rules and electronic submission form.

Glimmer Train. Go to www.glimmertrain.com/writguid1.html.

Check out Two of Cups Press. We just missed the current deadline but they do have poetry contests and chapbook contests. www.twoofcupspress@gmail.com.

WRITING EVENTS:

Check out Ed to Go. There are many writing classes offered. You can also check with your local Community Ed or Community College for these classes at a discount.

Open Mike Readings at Brigid’s Pub in Bemidji on some Thursday evenings from 5;30 to 7 PM. All genres.

The Loft and Lake Region Writers Network are collaborating to offer four creative writing classes in April and May 2015 in four locations—Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Glenwood, and New York Mills. http://lakeregionwriters.net/author/lrwn.

Writers’ Weekend at Listening Point will be held Sept. 11-13-2015. Call 218-365-7890 or email info@listeningpointfoundation.org.

MN Northwoods 2015 Writers Conference June 20-26, 2015 on the lake at Bemidji State University. www.northwoodswriters.org.

Writing from the Spirit with Candace Simar, April 10-12, 2015, a writers’ retreat in Lanesboro, MN. Call 1-507-467-2686, 1-952-836-7904 or email info@annavbb.com.

Bloomington Writers’ Festival and Brook Fair 2015, March 28, 2015. Lpettit@gowebway.com, www.btacmn.org.

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS:

Use this title: If You Knew Me… Go from there with a poem or short story and see where it takes you. Great prompt.

All of us who attended read and were critiqued by the others. We had a fun meeting today—one of those days where we hate to quit talking and go home! Hope to see you next time!