April 18th 2010

Today we held our April meeting. The next meeting will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids MN from 12:30 to 3PM.

Present today: Mike, Deb, Niomi, John, Harvey, Tarah, Sharon


We are well on our way with TS19. We are now in the proofing stage. All the acceptance letters have been sent out and most of the contracts have come back.


Yesterday, April 17, 2010, we held the Screenwriting Workshop. Scott taught the class. We had 6 people. We had more signed up, but several cancelled, probably due to the nice weather. We had a good time and also sold books. There are still some of the Red Bridge Film Festival weekend events going on for a couple more days.


We have a Novelist’s Toolkit workshop with Jess Lourey coming up on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Northwoods Bank Community Room in Park Rapids MN.

We have a Short Shorts workshop with Marge Barrett coming up on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Jerry Mevissen’s ranch near Nimrod MN.

We also have a Teen Writers’ Group with Cindie Ekren. This will be held at the Park Rapids Library for 8 weeks beginning Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 10:30 AM to Noon.


John T returned after an absence of several months. Glad to see you again, John! We love your little books of exquisite poetry.


Harvey asked about places to submit. He read from a novel he has written. We mentioned Northwoods Press of St. Cloud, University Press of University of MN, and Milkweed Press.

Most of the attendees today brought something to read. We enjoyed listening and critiquing. We had a short and sweet meeting today and left early to enjoy the wonderful weather.

Hope to see you all next time!