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June 14th 2008

On Sunday, June 14, 2008, we held our June meeting for the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids MN. The next meeting will be July 20, 2008 from 12:30 to 1PM at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids MN.

Present: Mike, Vern, John, Luke, Jerry, Sharon, Tarah, LuAnne.

WRITING EVENTS
Sister Wolf Books in Dorset MN. Festival of Local Authors. Some of our local writers (Jerry and Scott) will be there, signing books and visiting. Friday June 20, 2008, 5PM.

Gallery North Book Fest on Saturday July 19, 2008 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Gallery North, 502 3rd St NW, Bemidji MN in the Ink Spot Building across from the Woolen Mills. Local and regional authors will sign copies of their books, read from their books, discuss writing, etc. For further information or to schedule a time to read, contact Mary Knox-Johnson at 333-8740.

Beagle Books book signings—

June 21 at Noon Will Weaver

June 28 at Noon LouAnn Muhm

Borealis Book Store, Wadena Book events—

Will Weaver June 21, 3PM with Team Weaver stock car and driver

Poetry and Chocolate with LouAnn Muhm and Diana Lundell June 20 7:30PM

other events and signings also

Maxwell MacKenzie Book signing July 26, 3PM Saturday

Faith Sullivan August 9, 3PM Saturday

Brainerd Public Library, Brown Bag Luncheon—

Monday July 7 at 1PM, Jerry Mevissen, writer

WORKSHOPS

Still time to sign up for Saturday June 21, 2008 1PM to 4:30 PM—Scott Stewart writers’ workshop. “And You’re Telling Me This, Because…” Targeting your Writing, Editing, and Marketing. Northwoods Bank Community Room in Park Rapids MN. Sign up with Cindie Ekren cindiee@hotmail.com

Kate Hopper Writing for Family Workshop. Sign up with Cindie Ekren or ask questions cindiee@hotmail.com. August 2, Saturday

20×20 PROJECT
This project is progressing. Our 20 artists have delivered their items to Beagle Books. Now the writers can start coming to see the art piece that they are matched up with. They need to turn in their one page story or poem to me no later than Saturday July 5. Then we will get the writings mounted on foam core. The art pieces and the writings will be put on display at Jackpine Java around the middle of July. On Sunday, Aug 3, there will be a private artists’ and writers’ reception.

FAIR HAVENS GOLF TOURNAMENT
This is our annual benefit tournament. This is Sunday, June 22, at 1PM. $50 per person for 18 holes. Contact Marilyn Wolff at 218-732-3543 or 218-732-0519. Sign up as a foursome.

NORTHWOODS ART FESTIVAL AND BOOK FAIR IN HACKENSACK
Saturday August 23, 2008
This year the Book Committee is asking for original, unpublished poetry for a display at the festival this year. The poems must be from members of the 4 writers groups that have been a part of the Art and Book Festival in the past. Jackpine Writers’ Bloc, Northwoods Writers’ Group, Pen ‘N Ink, Bards of a Feather. Contact Joanne Moren moren@uslink.net

TALKING STICK 17
Our book is progressing. We need to have it in the mail to the printer in about 2 weeks. Lots more proofing to do!!

Hope to see you next time!!

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