Hi Everyone, Today we held our August meeting.

PRESENT: Ryan, Mike, Dawn, Sharon, Marlys, Erin.

TALKING STICK 26: The book is done and they have been delivered.

MISCELLANEOUS: We are working on Jan’s book and also Doug’s book.

RECENT BOOK EVENTS: We recently sold books at the Northwoods Arts Council Book & Art Festival in Hackensack. There was a good crowd and it was fun to see Marge Barrett and Faith Sullivan and many others that we knew. Faith gave a good talk on writing—pushing through, writing memoir, publication, and things that influenced her writing.

Some of our members set up the Reading Room at the Hubbard County Museum again this year, for the month of August. Thanks to you guys! They set up the furniture and the books again. We need to start thinking about who will be able to help close it up at the end of August—and if we need to do it on exactly August 31 or if we can wait till that weekend.

Mike attended Taste of Dorset and had good luck selling books there. We’ll have to try to attend that next year.

COMING BOOK EVENTS: Don’t forget the end of summer 4th annual Festival at Farm by the Lake at 17797 366th St, Bagley MN. It will be held on Sunday, August 27, from 12 noon to 6 PM. There will be live music, food, arts/crafts, authors and book signings and classic car display. 218-694-2084. farmbythelake.anderson@gmail.com.

Mike will be selling books at the Little Falls Craft Festival in Little Falls MN. Sept 9, from 8 to 6, and Sept 10 from 9 to 4. Mary Bednarek 320-632-5155 or mary@littlefallsmnchamber.com for more information.

PLACES TO SUBMIT: You can still submit to Brainerd Writers Alliance until August 31www.brainerdwriters.com for details.

GOOD BOOKS:

The Miracle Morning for Writers by Hal Elrod.

One Continuous Mistake: Four Noble Truths for Writers by Gail Sher.

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.

Several of our writers read things that they had been working on and the rest of us critiqued. We had lots of good conversation and good ideas.

Hope to see you next time!