August Meeting Minutes 2019

Hello Everyone, It was good to see everyone, especially since we had to skip the July meeting. We do want to have the regular September meeting the weekend before the book party and workshop.

PRESENT:  Sharon, Dawn, Mike, Marlys, Erin, Mary.

TALKING STICK 28: The books are ordered and should be here next week. We are working on plans for the Workshop with Angela Foster on Saturday Sept. 21 from 9 to noon. We wanted around 30 people. We have 35 already. Looks like we’ll have lots of people attending.

BOOK EVENTS: The Hackensack Book and Art Festival was successful. Mike sold lots of books. Sharon, Tarah, Niomi, and Dawn all helped sell Talking Stick books. Niomi and Sharon each sold a few of their books also.

Remember there should be one more Second Saturday event at the Museum in Park Rapids before the end of the summer. Niomi did readings at one of them. The Second Saturday events in Wadena will continue on. They should be listed on our Facebook page.

Check out the Poetry Post Card Fest by Paul Nelson. Dawn is doing this. You pay a small fee and get a list of names. You write one poem a day on a postcard and mail it to the first name on the list. She got some back, fun to read, fun to do.

This Wednesday, August 22, 2019, The Song Poet will do a reading at the Nemeth Art Center (the museum) in Park Rapids. Sorry—don’t know the time.

Several of our writers attended some of the evening events at the Northwoods Writers Conference in Bemidji in June and enjoyed them immensely.

MISCELLANEOUS: We will have to wait till next month to get more information from the PRLAAC meeting regarding the Great American Story. We suggested they should have a little tutorial on the website to explain how to record your story.

Erin will be traveling to New Mexico to do a workshop and readings in about 3 weeks.

BOOKS TO CHECK OUT: New Poets of Native Nations edited by Heid E. Erdrich.

Then we spent some time reading things we are working on. The rest of us critiqued. Hope to see you all next time!