March Meeting Minutes 2019

PRESENT: Pete, Ryan, Jan, Marlys, Mike, Dawn, Sharon, Mary.


Over 150 writers sent in submissions. We will have our Editorial Board meeting soon. Our Book Release Party and workshop are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Smokey Hills Resort (renamed The Branch) near Osage MN. Our workshop instructor will be Angela Foster.


We are working on Mike’s third book of cabin stories. We regret that our Writer Warrior event for May has been cancelled. We will definitely be planning more events at Crow Wing Crest Lodge.

Ryan reported on the PRLAAC meeting in early March. They are going to have the Great American Story event in September again. There will be a free workshop with Will Weaver on April 27, 2019.

Arts of the Earth Festival in Bemidji at BSU, April 27 and 28, 2019—including poetry reading. The Midwest Independent Publishers will hold their awards event on May 4, 2019.

The World International Mystery Convention (Bouscher-Con) will be held in Dallas Texas from Oct 30-Nov 1.


The UND Writers Conference and film festival with speaker Heid E Erdrich will be held in Grand forks. This if free and open to the public. March 20-22,

Meet Author M. E. Fuller for her book release for Saving the Ghost. Saturday March 30 from 1 to 3 PM. Sage on Laurel, 606 S St, Brainerd MN.

April 1 deadline to submit to MN Voices.

Write your Life Workshops at the Crossing Arts Alliance, Brainerd, MN. April 5, 13, 20, and 27 from 1-4 PM. Phone 218-833-0416.

Nature Poetry Workshop with Kevin Zepper. Sunday April 7, 1-4 PM at Tamarac Discovery Center near Detroit Lakes MN. Registration and more info 218-847-2641.

League of MN Poets spring poetry conference, April 26-28 at Grand Ely Lodge.

9th annual Nonfiction writers conference May 8-10, 2019. Email for info.

MN Northwoods Writers Conference BSU, June 17-23, 2019.

Writing retreats near Park Rapids MN. Information at Poetry retreat with Heid Erdrich June 26-30, 2019. Memoir retreat with Ko Kalia Yang August 20-24, 2019.

We spent some time reading and listening and critiquing. Hope to see you all next time!