October Meeting Minutes 2022

Hello Everyone, today we held our October meeting.

PRESENT: Ryan, Jan, Erin, Marlys, Dawn, Sharon

TALKING STICK INFO: Last month we had our Candace Simar workshop and Talking Stick 31 book release party. We had good attendance, good food, sold books, and received donations. The day went very well. It was so nice to see our writer friends again after two years of not being able to have book parties because of COVID. Thanks to Candace for a great workshop.

OTHER BOOKS: Sharon and Tarah are working on Mike’s next book. Richard wants to do another poetry book. Niomi is working on her novel. Sharon hopes to do a fourth poetry book.

MISCELLANEOUS: Sharon is taking a 10-week online poetry class with LouAnn Muhm, using Ted Kooser’s book Poetry Home Repair Manual.

Last week Marlys attended Lake Superior Writers Book Club where Candace Simar was a presenter. Ryan attended and sold his books at the Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato on October 1 and also the Twin Cities Book Festival on Oct 15.

The League of MN Poets has an event coming up on Nov 4-6 at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria.

There is a poetry slam Thursday, October 20, 2022 in Bemidji. 6:30 to 9 PM. Watermark Art Center. Email

lgrunzke@watermarkartcenter.org for more information.

Try Text to Speech in Word to have the computer read your work back to you. Not sure if this is available on older Word programs but it can be a helpful tool.

We did not have anyone present to report on the PRLAAC meeting this month. We hope to next month.

We spent some time reading things we are working on and others critiqued. We had fun again with the list of words that we send out each month. We are sad winter is arriving but perhaps we will have more time to write! Hope to see you all next time.