August 17th 2008

Today we held our August 2008 meeting of the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc. The next meeting will NOT BE ON THE THIRD SUNDAY of September. Instead, we will just hold a short September meeting right ahead of our Saturday, September 20, 2008 Book Release Party and Jackpine Writers Annual Celebration at Northwoods Bank Community Room in Park Rapids MN. The September 20 event begins at 1PM. We will meet for our JWB meeting at 11AM at Northwoods Bank Community Room in Park Rapids MN.

Present today: Niomi, Christine, Jan, John, Scott, Luke, Jerry, Sharon.

We always attend this event and we could use more help selling books. Saturday, August 23, 2008 from 10 AM to 4 PM in Hackensack, MN, in UCC Church. This is a great day with many arts, crafts, music, books, readings. Please come and help support the other artists and writers. Questions: Joanne 218-675-5135 or

September 20, 2008 at Northwoods Bank Community Room at Northwoods Bank, Park Rapids MN. Intersection of Highway 34 East and Henrietta Avenue.

1PM: Those who have work published in TS17 may pick up your two free contributors’ copies of the book. Additional books will be available for sale. Beagle Books will have many books on hand for purchase, including the work of our fine celebrity judges who chose this year’s winners. Kent Nerburn, Judith Guest, and Joyce Sutphen.

Kent Nerburn, Judge for Creative Nonfiction, will be signing his books. Refreshments will be served.

2PM: Program, Kent Nerburn reading, introduction of winners of 3 categories. All writers published in TS17 are invited to read.

More info: or 218-732-3782.

These books may be here this week. We probably are going to hold them for the Book Release party, September 20.

20×20 EVENT
We have received a flood of compliments and thanks via email or regular mail. Scott has prepared more of the 20×20 booklets. Tarah is in the process of getting the books ready to be printed by, both a perfect bound version and a hardcover version.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 Sinclair Lewis 2008 Writers’ Conference

PRAALC Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council Art Leap 2008–Saturday and Sunday September 27 and 28 in Park Rapids MN. Visit various artist studios.

Many of our writers read things they were working on. This lead to helpful critiques. Hope to see you all next time!! Remember, not the third Sunday next time!