March Meeting Minutes 2016

Hi Everyone,
Today we held our March meeting. The next meeting will be held on April 17, 2015, from 12:30 to 3 PM at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids MN.

Mike, Ryan, Scott, Donna, Jill, Jill, Jerry, Sue, Joan, Barb, Dawn, Sharon, Marlys.

We are progressing on the book. The Editorial Board meeting was yesterday so we have chosen the submissions to be published in the book. We had over 100 more writings than last year so this was a big job.
Over the next week or two, we will get the acceptance or rejection letters sent out.
We will have a flyer out soon for both the book release party and the workshop with Faith Sullivan.

Jerry will be taking a class on memoirs at the Loft on Saturday April 16, 2016, with Kate St. Vincent Vogt.
Sharon has enjoyed several of the online poetry classes at the Loft. They are expensive but they really work for her. You get lots to print out and read and there are chats if you want them. Or you can just do the assignments. There are many great poem prompts.
PRLAAC The Great American Story program is progressing. The deadline for entries is April 15, 2016. Limited to 50 entries. The program is September 24, 2016. The stories are meant to be read aloud.
For the month of August, we will have a room at the Museum in Park Rapids with books and furniture. This will be to help celebrate our 25th book this year.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning presents Eric Bergeson with A Treasury of Old Souls. This will be from 1 to 2:30 at Armory Square in Park Rapids MN. The program is free. The book is about the lives of older members of Eric’s hometown.
April 6-8, 2016 at the University of ND in Grand Forks. This is the 47th annual UND Writers Conference. This year’s focus is The Art of Science. No charge but a gift is requested to support the conference ($50 or more is suggested). For more information, the schedule of events, and list and bios of guest writers, see

Deb has had her baby. She is now editing Jerry’s next book which she plans to be done with by the end of March.
We are nearing completion on Mike’s book. The next proof books will come next week.
Scott showed us his Cloud Book and highly recommended it. This is a smaller lighter tablet/laptop that is used for writing. He has Right Monkey, Focus Writer, and Novelize programs on the device. If anyone is interested, we can get Scott to write up his information and get it in the next meeting minutes. It sounded like a great device.

Many attendees read things that they are working on and the rest of us critiqued. Hope to see you next time!