February Meeting Minutes 2020

Hello Everyone,

Today we held our February 16, 2020 meeting.


Mike, Sharon, Jan, Marlys, Mary


     The call for submissions has been out since late December. Deadline is March 1, 2020. Be sure to get in your submissions. Send us your best!

     We have been in touch with Smokey Hills Resort near Osage, MN. Our date of Sept. 19, 2020 for our workshop and book release party has been confirmed. We have our workshop instructor and the judges all determined. Advertising flyers will be out in a few months.


The Blank Canvas Art Gallery opened in Park Rapids in June 2010. It was open until 2010 and now just have an online presence. They have a tentative reservation for the Park Rapids Armory for June 17-21, 2020. It will be open to the public on June 19, 20, and 21. If you are interested in assisting or exhibiting, please contact Jerry Wegenast at jerry@jwinc.org. 218-234-1416 cell and 928-252-3048 home.


     Mike is going to talk soon with the Nevis Seniors about writing. They are taking a class on MN Authors with LouAnn Muhm.

     Mike attended the February PRLAAC meeting. They always have many events in progress. They are going to take a year off from the Great American Storyteller event.

     Erin was asked to be part of a group doing readings in Minneapolis at the Plymouth Congregational Church.

     April 1 is the deadline to submit original poetry for MN Voices. Some will be selected for reading on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at noon at the Wadena County Museum as part of National Poetry Month. Contact Lina Belar: lbelar@eot.com.

     4th annual Rosemount Writers Festival and Book Fair, Saturday March 21, 2020 9 AM to 4:30 PM. www.rosemountwritersfestival.com/writers-festival.

     Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference at Bemidji State University June 22-28, 2020. www.northwoodswriters.org.

     Check out https://northbeachwritersretreat.com for info on Memoir Retreat with Patricia Hampl on June 23-27, 2020 and Poetry Retreat with Patricia Smith on June 2-6, 2020.


Check out Ed2Go.

Check out Online Coursera University.

Check out The Loft in MPLS.

We read and critiqued and enjoyed each other’s company. Hope to see you all next time!