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Workshop with Marsh Muirhead

Capturing the Image and the Moment – from Haiku to Poetry to Prose . . .

How to Infuse Your Writing with the Luminous Particulars

Workshop with Marsh Muirhead

 Through discussion and reading of effective writing in all genres, we will explore and discover what makes good writing “work,” what makes it vital, surprising, mysterious, significant, and luminous! We’ll do some short exercises, using your own ideas, as well as some prompts, in making your own writing luminous as well.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 13, 2014

from 9 AM to 12 Noon

Location: Blueberry Pines Golf Club, Menahga MN 56464

Cost of Workshop and lunch: $35.

(You will receive a coupon for the lunch.)

Instructor Marsh Muirhead is a dentist, pilot and flight instructor, writer and photographer living on the banks of the Mississippi near Bemidji, Minnesota. His commentaries, reviews, and poetry have been heard on public radio stations KCRB and KBXE, and published in the Bemidji Pioneer. His poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals including Rattle, New Mexico Poetry Review, Carolina Quarterly, The Southeast Review, Minnetonka Review, North Dakota Review, The Talking Stick, and elsewhere. He has published more than one hundred haiku in all the major haiku journals in the United States, several of which have won prizes, many anthologized in major collections. He is the author of a guidebook – Key West Explained – a guide for the traveler, and a collection of haiku – her cold martini.

The Talking Stick 23 Book Release Party and this Writers’ Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Blueberry Pines, located between Park Rapids and Menahga MN on Highway 71. Blueberry Pines Golf Course and Country Club is located approximately 4 miles north of Menahga MN and 8 miles south of Park Rapids MN.

The workshop will run from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The Workshop cost includes lunch at noon. The Book Release Party will start at 1 PM and run till approximately 4 PM. The Book Release Party is free. Lunch at noon will be on your own if you are just attending the Book Release Party. Dinner/supper after the Book Release Party will be on your own.

 This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant from

Itasca-Mantrap Co-op. Electrical Association through Operation Round Up.

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP. Please email Sharon Harris at sharrick1@wcta.net to sign up. Be sure to include your name and mailing address, phone number, and email address. Make out your $35 check (for workshop and lunch) to Jackpine Writers’ Bloc and mail it to: Sharon Harris, 13320 149th Ave, Menahga MN 56464. We will limit this workshop to the first 30 participants.

Workshop/Book Release

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INVITING THE MUSE

WORKSHOP WITH LOUANN SHEPARD MUHM

In this multi-genre workshop, we will talk about the various ways writers can “invite the muse,” or jumpstart their writing when it isn’t flowing easily. Sometimes the words just come, unbidden, and it is all we can do to capture them on paper. Those are the lucky times! More often, we have to find ways to ignite ideas and to get something worthwhile onto the page. This workshop, through handouts, discussion, and mini-writing sessions, will give you ten ways to help ignite that spark, and to set the world on fire with your words.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9 AM to 12 Noon.

Location: Blueberry Pines Golf Club, Menahga, MN 56464

Cost of Workshop and lunch: $35. (You will receive a coupon for the lunch.)

 

LouAnn Shepard Muhm is a poet and teacher from northern Minnesota. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Antiphon, Pirene’s Fountain, North Coast Review, Alba, Red River Review, Eclectica, qarrtsiluni, and CALYX, among other journals and anthologies, and she was a finalist for the Creekwalker Poetry Prize and the Late Blooms Postcard Series. Muhm is a recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants in Poetry in 2006 and 2012. Her full-length poetry collection Breaking the Glass (Loonfeather Press, 2008) was a finalist for the Midwest Book Award in Poetry.

 

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The Talking Stick 21 Book Release Party and this Writers’ Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Blueberry Pines, located between Park Rapids and Menahga MN on Highway 71. Blueberry Pines Golf Course and Dinner Club is located approximately 4 miles north of Menahga MN and 8 miles south of Park Rapids MN. The Workshop will run from 9AM to 12 Noon. The Workshop cost includes lunch at noon. The Book Release Party will start at 1PM and run till approximately 4:30 PM. The Book Release Party is free. Lunch at noon will be on your own if you are just attending the Book Release Party. Dinner/supper after the Book Release Party will be on your own.

 

(This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.)

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YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP. Please email Sharon Harris at sharrick1@wcta.net to sign up. Be sure to include your name and mailing address, phone number, and email address. Make your $35 check out to Jackpine Writers’ Bloc and mail it to: Sharon Harris, 13320 149th Ave, Menahga MN 56464

 

We will limit this workshop to the first 30 participants.

 

Book Release/Workshop

 

JACKPINE WRITERS’ BLOC

TALKING STICK 22 BOOK RELEASE PARTY

and Writers’ Workshop

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Blueberry Pines Golf Club

     The Talking Stick 22 Book Release Party and Writers’ Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Blueberry Pines, located between Park Rapids and Menahga, MN on Highway 71. This is a celebration of writers and the written word. Please join us for a day where those who work in the solitary world of writing can come together. There is a fee for the workshop and meals but the Book Party is free to all who are interested in writing.

    

     9 AM to 12:00 Noon: We offer a workshop with LouAnn Muhm. YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP. (See our next post!) This workshop is entitled: “Inviting the Muse.”

Cost for the workshop is $35. (This includes lunch at noon after the workshop. You will receive a coupon for the lunch.)

     12:00: Lunch at Blueberry Pines. JWB will pay for your lunch if you have the above-mentioned coupon with the workshop. If you are just attending the Book Party, you may come at noon to have lunch on your own if you wish.

     1 PM (approximately):  If you have work in Talking Stick 22, you may pick up your one free contributor’s copy of the book. Additional books will be available for sale. Beagle Books will have books on hand for purchase, including the work of our fine celebrity judges who chose this year’s winners: Doris Stengel for Poetry, Jill Johnson for Creative Nonfiction, and John Reimringer for Fiction.

One or more of those celebrity judges may be in attendance to meet the writers and to sign and sell their own books.

Other local and/or member writers may be on hand to sell their books: Jerry Mevissen, Richard Sederstrom, LuAnne White, Marion Holtey, Sharon Harris, Tarah Wolff, Charmaine Pappas Donovan, LouAnn Shepard Muhm.

 

     1 PM (approximately):  Program with readings

Introduction of winners of Talking Stick 22 Poetry, Fiction, and Creative

Nonfiction. All writers published in Talking Stick 22 are invited to read.

 

     4:30 PM (approximately): After the readings, please stay and have dinner on your own with the writers at Blueberry Pines.

 

This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

 

Directions to Blueberry Pines near Park Rapids, MN:

     Blueberry Pines Golf Course and Dinner Club is located approximately 4 miles north of Menahga, MN on Highway 71. This is approximately 8 miles south of Park Rapids, MN.

Local Motels in Park Rapids:

AmericInn                      218-732-1234

Super 8                         218-732-9704

C’Mon Inn                     218-732-1471

Red Bridge Inn              218-237-7337

For more information, call Sharon at 218-732-3782 or email sharrick1@wcta.net.      

             

—Please RSVP to sharrick1@wcta.net—

 

Workshop and TS21 book release party

Hello Everyone,

Thanks to all of you who attended our workshop and/or book release party on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Blueberry Pines.

First of all, our apologies for the lack of smoothness in our agenda. This was our first time in this location and our timing was off on some of the day’s events. Next year, we will make adjustments in several areas so we don’t have to make people wait and we won’t be starting anything before everyone has time to arrive.

The workshop was well attended and received lots of compliments. Linda Lein is a good instructor and she has some excellent ideas. During the workshop, the attendees did lots of writing exercises. Everyone got helpful handouts, plenty of starts of new pieces, and methods for revising old pieces.

Lunch was very good and so was dinner for those of us who stayed later. Blueberry Pines Golf Course is a beautiful setting for writing.

During the book party program, many of the writers read their published pieces and the winners received their checks.

Thanks to all of you who attended, purchased books, and/or contributed to our group. Thanks to you, we hope to be able to continue publishing these Talking Stick books! We are looking ahead to Volume 22 in 2013.

For anyone who wants to order more books, please order them from me for now. Later on, we will have them available on amazon.com.

Those of you who were published in the book but didn’t attend the book party, I will be mailing out the free books over the next few weeks. If you want to order extras to be sent with your free book, let me know right away how many and I can mail them together.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in our group and our books.

Talking Stick 21 – Book Release Party and Workshop!

Book Release Party for Talking Stick 21 is the afternoon
of Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 – Click here

Revision with Linda Lein as instructor–that is the morning
of Saturday, Sept. 15, 202 – Click here

We have a new location this year! We will be at Blueberry Pines Golf Club located on Highway 71 between Park Rapids and Menahga, MN. Please let us know right away if you will be attending one or both events. The workshop is limited to 30 attendees.