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March Writers’ Meeting

Hi Everyone, today we held our March meeting.

PRESENT: Ryan, Mike, Jan, Dawn, Sharon, Kim, Mary.

TALKING STICK 26: The submissions are all in, with the deadline of March 1. Those of us on the Editorial Board are busily reading for a meeting in a couple of weeks to decide which submissions will go in the book.

MISCELLANEOUS: We are working on Mike’s second book of cabin stories: Down at the Dock. We’ll be ordering our first proof soon.

WRITING EVENTS ATTENDED: Sharon has finished her sixth online poetry class at the Loft. This one was 8 weeks long and she loved it and has many new poems.

Ryan attended several good events: 1. Lawson Writing Academy with Margie Lawson (www.margielawson.com) –This one included information on editing and a strength finder. 2. Alliance of Independent Authors (Indie Author Fringe) https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org. –This one has free interviews on their blog. 3. a Writing day workshop in St. Cloud on Feb 11th with Chuck Sambuchino. https://minnesotawritingworkshop.com.

Jerry attended the Rosemount Writers Festival and Book Fair in the cities yesterday. We’ll have to get a report on that at a later date.

Most who attended did some reading of items they were working on. The rest of us critiqued. It was an enjoyable day where we hated to quit talking and leave. Eventually, we did go out into the bitter wind. Is it spring or is it winter? Hope to see you all next time.

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