February Writers’ Meeting

Hello Everyone:

Today we held our Feb 17, 2013 meeting. Our next meeting will be on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids MN from 12:30 to 3PM.

Mike, LuAnne, Marlys, Sharon, Jerry, Betty

We are receiving submissions. So far, we have received from 50 to 55 submitters, each person sending in 1 to 4 pieces.  Hopefully, we will get a lot more in the next two weeks.
We have our 3 judges decided and we are close to deciding on our workshop for the Book Release Party.
We plan to have the Book Release Party on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Blueberry Pines, the same location as last year.

CarolAnn Russell, Bemidji–the Spoken Word Series.
The Art Center Spoken Word Committee invites you to join us on March 1st as a part of the First Friday Art Walk for a reading by Poet Carol Ann Russell. Reception begins at 5:30, reading at 6 pm with Q&A and signing to follow. This event is free and open to the public.
Poetry Workshop Offered – In conjunction with the reading the Art Center will be hosting a writer’s workshop with Carol Ann Russell – on Saturday March 1st from 9 am to noon.  $40 for Adults / $20 for Students.   Space is limited.
The POEM as Kaleidoscope –  An individual’s poem contains not only a map of undivided consciousness, but also the potential for generating work in other genres:  creative nonfiction; memoir, short fiction; experimental writing. Bring 3 pages of your typed poetry for discussion and critique. Will include dynamic exercises and ideas to stimulate new writing.
To register, call the art center at 218-444-7570.  The BCAC is free and open to the public.  Visit the BCAC and Shop 426 at 426 Bemidji Ave N (upper level of the Historic Carnegie Library on 5th St) or at www.bcac.wordpress.com  For information contact us at (218) 444-7570 or at bcac@paulbunyan.net Hours are Tues. to Fri. 12 to 5pm and Sat. 10am to 2pm.
Upcoming Spoken Word Events
June – Minnesota Poet Laureate – Joyce Setphen – June 21st and 22nd
September – Non-fiction writer – Tom Evans – September 6th and 7th

The Art of Subtext by Charlie Baxter
Burning Down the House by Charlie Baxter
Reindeer Camp by Bart Sutton

Several writers took turns reading what they have been working on. The rest of us critiqued. We had such a good meeting today with great writing and lots of laughter. Hope to see you next time!