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December Writers’ Meeting

Hi Everyone,

Today, Dec. 18, 2011, we held our December meeting. Our next meeting will be Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids MN from 12:30 to 3 PM.

Present: Deb, Cindy, John, Sharon, Christine, Scott, Jerry.

MISCELLANEOUS:
We had a short meeting today so we could have a board meeting at 2PM. Marilyn and Tarah joined us for that.

TALKING STICK 21:
The call for submission for the next book is out on the website and we are already receiving submissions. The deadline is a bit earlier this year–Feb. 20, 2012.

DONATIONS:
Thank you so much to all who responded to our Friendraiser letter. Your generosity will enable us to keep on publishing our TS books.

BOOKS:
Sharon has received a few advance copies of her third poetry book Unspoken. Tarah’s big fantasy novel is almost complete and ready to go. That will make 6 books this year.

NANOWRIMO:
Deb reported that she had 6 people in her Novel in a Month class for the month of November. 4 or 5 of the 6 finished their 50,000 words.

WRITING EVENTS OR CLASSES:
Deb is taking an online writing course with Mary Carroll Moore called Your Book Starts Here. Deb has gone to retreats with this same author at Madeline Island in Wisconsin.

Most of the writers read some things they were working on. It was good to see Christine and Cindy again–it has been a while. Cindy is working on short stories and sending to magazines. Christine has started a story that may evolve into a book. Jerry is still working on his collection of stories for his next book. It was good to see John T again also–he caught us up on all his monthly collections of new poems. Keep up the good work, all of you!

Thanks to all who attended–we had a great meeting.

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