August Meeting Minutes 2014

Hi Everyone,


Today we held our August meeting. Our next meeting will be on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12:30 to 3 PM at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids MN.



Sharon, Deb, Mike, Jan, Ryan, Niomi, Jerry, Marlys, Mary, Lina.



Our Marsh Muirhead workshop and Talking Stick 23 Book Release Party are both coming up soon. September 13, 2014 at Blueberry Pines Golf Club. The workshop is from 9 to 12. The book party is from 1 to approximately 4:30. More information on our website or by emailing Sharon Harris at There are a few spots left for the workshop but please sign up soon!



The books have arrived. We will not give them out until the book party. After that, I will mail out one copy to each writer published in the book if they were not able to attend the book party.



The Hackensack Book Art event is coming up this coming Saturday August 23, 2014 from 9 to 3. This is an all day event with many booksellers and artists. We have a JWB table and Jerry also has a table for his books. This event is put on by the Northwoods Arts Council. for more information.

Friday through Saturday, Sept. 26-28, 2014. Watermark’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival of Poetry and Haiku in Bemidji, MN. Jane Hirshfield lecture and reading plus many other events. Contact

Great Northern Radio show (KAXE Radio) in Park Rapids on Saturday Sept. 27 at Park Rapids Armory Square from 5 to 7. for more information.

Brainerd Friends of the Library Wine and Words coming up soon. Arrowwood Lodge, Brainerd MN. August 22, 2014. 218-838-0886 for more information.

Milkweed Press Book Lovers Ball, November 1, 1014. 1-800-520-6455 for more information.



Marlys attended the Northwoods Writers Conference in Bemidji in June and says it was the best one so far. She attended many of the events during the day and also some of the evening reading events. She told us about Haibuns, phobia poems, superstition poems, etc.

Marlys also attended a small workshop in Park Rapids with Erin Marsh. She also enjoyed this event regarding looking at a picture and writing a poem.



Niomi showed us that her story about a river cruise was published in Boomers magazine.

Sharon had a poem accepted by Lake Region Review.


Many of the attendees read poems or stories that they were working on. The rest of us critiqued. A good meeting!


Hope to see you next time!