July Meeting Minutes 2015

Hi Everyone,


Today we held our July meeting. The next meeting will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Bella Caffe in Park Rapids, MN from 12:30 to 3 PM.


PRESENT: Sharon, Ryan, Jan, Mike, Mary

TALKING STICK 24: We have the Talking Stick books back. Our Book Release party is Sept. 19, 2015 at Blueberry Pines Golf Course. We will have a writers’ workshop that morning with Mary Casanova. Be sure to get signed up. Email sharrick1@wcta.net for more information.

WRITING EVENTS: Last month, Niomi told us of her story published by persimmontree.org, an online literary journal. I had listed it asprimrose.com. Sorry for the error.

July 31, 2015 is the deadline for sending in poems to Northwoods Arts Council for the Book and Art Festival on August 15, 2015. They are accepting poems for their 8th annual poetry display/recognition event. You could email Sue Ready for more info. suready@yahoo.com.

August 20, 2015 deadline for Brainerd Writers Alliance 2015 writing contest. Fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Check their website for updates on their Fall Writers Festival: www.brainerdwriters.com.

MISCELLANEOUS: Ryan told us about a website that offers online management for your submissions. It also helps you find literary journals and places to submit. There is a fee though there is a free trial. This sounds like a great idea. www.duotrope.com.

Mary told us to check out www.tigerlion.org for Tigerlion Arts, Nature for the Nation, a walking play. Touring the MidwestJuly-October 2015. The outdoor telling of Emerson, Thoreau, and their mutual love of the natural world. Mary loved it.

Mike told us he had been in a play once where he played the King of the Fairies. We need to hear more about this.

We had a short but excellent meeting where many of us read and the others critiqued. We always enjoy the encouragement from our fellow writers.

Hope to see you next time!