June Meeting Minutes

Hello Everyone, Today we held our June meeting.

PRESENT: Mike, Niomi, Mary, Marlys, Sharon.

TALKING STICK 28 and book release party: TS28 is progressing. Tarah is almost done with the cover. We will be ordering proofs soon. We have room for a few more in the workshop with Angela Foster on Sept. 21, 2019, at Smokey Hills Resort near Osage, MN.

WRITING EVENTS: The Second Saturday events at Nemeth Art Center (the old court house) have been a success so far. Niomi will be doing a reading at the July 13 event. Let’s all make it a point to attend some of these events. Lean2studio@gmail.com. These take place from 4:30 to 6 PM. They include writers, dancers, actors, music.

Remember the Bookends events on the Second Saturday mornings in Wadena at the Uptown Café at 11 AM. These are listed on our JWB Facebook page.

June 17 through June 23, 2019, is the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference in Bemidji at the college. Marlys will be attending some of the events.

Saturday, June 22, 2019, will be the Dorset Boardwalk Festival with books and art for sale. Taste of Dorset is on a Sunday in August.

Brainerd Writers Alliance presents their 2019 writers contest. Deadline June 22, 2019. www.brainerdwriters.com/wiriting-contest.

August 10, 2019, from 9 to 3 is the 24th annual Northwoods Art & Book Festival at Hackensack, MN. www.northwoodsartscouncil.org.

MISCELLANEOUS: Niomi attended the June PRLAAC meeting. The Art Leap event and the Great American Story are both scheduled for September 28.

Sharon is going to take another online poetry class at the Loft. These classes are so inspiring.

Sharon is working on her fourth poetry book to be called Twice Broken.

Jackpine Writers is working on publishing a larger print second edition of Niomi’s book Growing Up Catholic.

We took turns reading things we are working on while others critiqued. Hope to see you all next time!