June Meeting Minutes 2018

Hi Everyone, We had our June meeting today.

PRESENT: Ryan, Mike, Dawn, Sharon, Jan, Janice, Niomi, Mary.

TALKING STICK 27: Our annual anthology for 2018 is progressing nicely. We have the first proofs in hand and are busy reading.
Be sure to get signed up for our workshop and the TS27 Book Release party on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.

MISCELLANEOUS: Mike won the Humor prize again at MIPA this year—this time with his second book Down at the Dock that JWB published. Congrats, Mike!

Tarah recently revised the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc website. Check out the new look at www.jackpinewriters.com.

Niomi and Mike reported on the recent PRLAAC meetings and the Great American Story. PRLAAC always has lots of events planned. The Great American Story and other events will be held on the same weekend as our workshop and Book Release Party since that is Art Leap weekend.

BOOK EVENTS: This Saturday, June 23, Mike will be in Dorset selling his books from 10 to 4 at Dorset Books. Sharon and Niomi will also be there with the Talking Stick books.

The Taste of Dorset is a fun event in Dorset held the first Sunday in August. Mike will be there selling books again.

Ryan is still working on a possible writers’ retreat at his resort near Akeley, MN. This would be a 4 night and 5 day total immersion fiction workshop. He is planning this for May 2019. We will have more info on that as we get closer.

Several people read pieces they have been working on. The rest of us critiqued. Thanks to all who attended and we hope to see you again next time!