March Meeting Minutes 2020

Hello Everyone, Sorry. I am a bit late getting these minutes out.


Sharon, Dawn, Ryan, Marlys, Erin, Jan, Trevor, Kelly, Mary.


     March 1 was our deadline for submissions. We are reading them now and will have an Editorial Board meeting in early April to choose the ones to go into the book and the top few to go to the outside judges for the prize money. We have slightly less submissions this year but they look to be good quality.

     We have made the first down payment for our workshop and book release party on September 19, 2020.


     We heard that Luke Anderson has died. We fondly remember Luke and his farm poems. We miss you, Luke.

     We are still accepting bids on the sculpture that was donated to Jackpine Writers’ Bloc. The information is on our website.

     The UND Writers’ conference on March 25 (?) was cancelled.

     No one who attended today’s meeting was able to attend the March PRLAAC (Heartland Arts) meeting. We hope to get a report next month.

     Dennis Staples from Cass Lake has had a murder mystery published. It is called This Town Sleeps.

     Check out online poetry classes at SpeakEasy poetry.

     We had two new writers that we invited to this meeting. Kelly and Trevor, welcome.


Who knows with this coronavirus if we will be able to meet next month or not. Even if we are under 10 people meeting, maybe Bella Caffe won’t be open. We just don’t know. We will address when we get closer.

We read and critiqued and had great conversations. Hope to see you all next time!