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May 18th 2008

Today we held our May meeting of the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids MN. Present: Sharon, Sandi, Scott, John, Luke.

Our June meeting will be held on Sunday, June 15, 2008 from 12:30 to 3PM at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids MN.

TALKING STICK 17:
The book is progressing. We are still proofreading. Tarah will be back at the end of May. We need to have the book on the way to the printer by very early July.

MISCELLANEOUS:
LouAnn Muhm has her second poetry book out. It is called Breaking the Glass. They are on sale at Beagle Books in Park Rapids MN. They look great.

GOLF TOURNAMENT:
We have our benefit golf tournament scheduled for Sunday June 22, 2008. More details will be sent out soon. Marilyn and Tarah will prepare the basic food, do the ads, flyers, etc. We could use some volunteers for other things.

WORKSHOP:
Scott Stewart’s workshop is coming up on Saturday, June 21, 2008. The title is “And You’re Telling Me This Because…” Contact Cindie to get signed up: cindiee@hotmail.com.

HACKENSACK ART & BOOK FAIR:
August 23, 2008. They send us a request for new unpublished poems. They intend to choose six of the submitted pieces as “Works of Merit.”

BOOK SIGNINGS AT BEAGLE BOOKS:
June 7th, Mary Ludington and Kevin King
June 21st, Will Weaver
June 28th, LouAnn Muhm
All signings start at noon.

BOOKS TO ASSIST YOU WITH WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY:
The Story of a Lifetime
All About Me
These are helpful for asking you questions and helping you write the story of your life.

MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSION:
Since we had only a few people in attendance today and only two people with something to read, we finished early. We had a good conversation about many topics: growing up on a farm and the relentlessness of chores; today’s world of increasing and ever-changing technology and how the world is so fast and so immediate now; movies and books today and how the public wants something that is entertaining to escape with and ending that makes you feel good and gives you an uplift afterwards.

An excellent meeting. Hope to see you next time.

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