October 27th 2002

Thank you to those of you who attended today’s writing/review meeting at Beagle Books in Park Rapids. Attendees: Sharon Harris, Tarah Wolff, Jayson Knutson, Beth Walter, Angele Burlingame and Kathy Wanvig. We all agreed that we wanted to keep meeting on a monthly basis. The next meeting will be on Sunday, November 10 at Beagle Books from 2 to 4 o’clock.

Each writer read one or more poems or stories that they have been working on and we received helpful comments from the others. We discovered that several of us also do photography and one person does drawings. We commented that we were glad that they had put photographs in the last Talking Stick. They looked great.

We discussed the Talking Stick books that had been published in the last few years. We are all hoping that they will be continued in future years. From what we recalled, the group used to publish two Talking Sticks per year and in more recent years, one per year. We hope that if more of us get involved, the books can be continued.

Besides doing the e-mails to tell writers of future meetings, we discussed making up posters. We could put them in libraries and various places and perhaps find a few more new writers that way.

We all enjoyed getting together and are looking forward to next time — Sunday November 10 at Beagle Books in Park Rapids from 2 till 4 o’clock.