August Writers’ Meeting

Today we held our August meeting. The next meeting will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, right ahead of the Talking Stick 20 Book Release Party which begins at 1 PM. Our meeting will be held at Northwoods Bank Community Room in Park Rapids, the same place as the Book Party.


Jerry, Niomi, LuAnne, Sharon, Tarah, Kathy, Rachel, Sandi. Welcome, Rachel and Kathy. Kathy was involved with the group way back at our beginning. Good to see you again, Kathy.


This will be held at Northwoods Bank Community Room in Park Rapids MN on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at 1 PM. We will give the writers in the book each their one free copy. They can buy others. We will have other TS books for sale as well as our two 20×20 books. We will have books for sale by our three celebrity judges. We will have Kris Bigalk, our poetry judge, in attendance. We will have 8 or 9 writers selling their own books. Also, we will have refreshments and snacks.


PRLAAC event, Friday, Sept. 23 at the Century School in Park Rapids. We will do readings and sell books. We have 5 people set up to attend.

Lake Region Writers Network, Saturday, Oct. 1 in Fergus Falls. Conference headliner: Leif Enger. Check their website for more details 8:50 am to 4 pm at M-State. Registration begins at 8 am. Right now we don’t have anyone set to attend this for our group but we would like to send someone.


We attended the Book and Art Festival in Hackensack yesterday. We did sell books, but it was a touch audience. There were not as many people in attendance as usual and the ones there were very careful with their money. It is always a fun experience.


Our golf tournament did not collect much money for us this year. That was due to the high temperatures, the storms, and probably also the economy. We doubt that we will hold another golf tournament to raise money for the book. We will need to find other avenues to raise funds. We are looking at friendraising letters, more grants, etc.


Jerry is still working on a grant or two to help us either with this year’s book or next year’s book. He is also going to pursue the KAXE radio ideas that we had dropped a few months back.

Then we did reading of things we were working on. We did some critiquing and discussing. We had a very good group and good conversations today.

We hope to see everyone at the Book Release Party. Be sure to RSVP with number of people attending. Thanks!