May Meeting Minutes 2017

Hi Everyone, Today we held out May meeting of the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc.

PRESENT: Sharon, Dawn, Mike, Ryan, Niomi, Jan, Mary, Scott.

TALKING STICK 26: All the submitters have now been notified. The layout and editing are started. We will be sending out flyers shortly regarding the Book Release Party and workshop. These will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Blueberry Pines Golf Club. Marge Barrett will be the instructor of the morning workshop.

MIKE’S BOOKS: Mike’s first book Firewood Happens won first place in the Humor category for Midwest Independent Publishers Association. Hooray, Mike! His book was published by Jackpine Writers’ Bloc, Inc. We have put more information on our JWB website as well as the JWB Facebook page. We will be sending more info out shortly by email.

Mike’s second book Down at the Dock will be out soon. This book is also published by Jackpine Writers’ Bloc, Inc.

MISCELLANEOUS: Sharon and Dawn attended Bookends in May, the Second Saturday event at the Uptown Café in Wadena. William Kent Krueger was the speaker. They had a huge crowd and filled the room to overflowing. Jerry Mevissen was there as the MC.

Dawn announced her concert series for this summer at Farm by the Lake near Bagley MN. For more information, contact her at: Concerts are held on Sundays at 4 PM. On August 27, there is an end of the season festival with entertainers and arts and crafts.

Don’t forget the Northwoods Writers’ Conference in Bemidji MN from June 19-25, 2017.

Many of our writers read things they were working on. The rest of us critiqued. We had a lively discussion today and it was one of those days where we just hated to quit talking and leave. Hope to see you all next time!