August 10th 2003

Today we had our August meeting at Beagle Books in Park Rapids, MN. Present: Marion, Beth, Angele, Tarah, Sharon and Sandi Krueger. The next meeting will be on Sunday September 14 at Beagle Books from 1:30 to 4 PM on the weekend before the writing workshops.


We are making good progress on volume 12. We hope to send it to the publisher in the next couple of weeks. Beth and Marilyn and Sharon have done the proofreading. We plan to do a little bit more rearranging and then it is ready to go. We have 98 pages at this time. We needed to have over 90 pages to get the title on the spine which we believe is important. Most of the contracts have been sent out; we are just waiting till we have the final layout.


Sharon’s poems are now in New York Mills at the cultural center for display during August and September. There will be a reception in September.

Remember Jerry Mevissen’s book signing party on August 30th at the Nimrod Community Center at 1:30.


The planning for the writers’ workshops is going well. We have two scheduled for September 20 at the Park Rapids Library. Flyers have been e-mailed and mailed. We have had lots of interest and people signing up already.


Craig has moved to California. We enjoyed having him with us and we hope he will return.
We all looked at a new publication called Writers’ Journal. It is put out by someone from Perham. It was a very good professional-looking magazine with contests and writing tips.
We have had luck selling our books lately. People have been contacting us over the web site to buy books. Tarah sold some at the golf course club house. Sharon had a lady inquire about them at the bank.
Most of us brought something to read and we had great discussions. We all enjoy these meetings and the feedback so much.