March Meeting Minutes 2018

Hi Everyone,


Sharon H, Lina, Jan.

Clearly this was the oh-my-gosh-spring-is-almost-here-and-I-didn’t-get-nearly-enough-done-this-winter time of year. Many people were not able to attend the meeting today; two of our writers are having health issues and others had other commitments. We hope to see you all happy and well at our next meeting. We had a very small group today but we still had a good meeting. We had good readings (mainly poetry!) and good critiquing and good conversation.


We are busy reading the submissions. We do have the place for the book release party. It will be at Smokey Hills Resort west of Osage on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The workshop will be from 9 to 12 followed by lunch for the workshop attendees. Then at 1 PM, the book release party will start and writers who had their poems or stories published in TS27 may read their published items. We will soon be working on flyers for the workshop and the book release party.


Sharon H recently completed an online writing class at the Loft. These classes are great! She got a few new writings to submit to Talking Stick this year.


If anyone knows of a writing group in the Sauk Rapids area, please let me know. A poet who often is published in Talking Stick emailed that she is moving there soon.


Next time, we hope to hear more about the Great American Storyteller event and recent PRLAAC meetings.

Will Weaver is putting on a free workshop as part of Farm by the Lake Storytelling Series in Bagley. This is Sunday March 25, 2018, from 3 to 6 PM at the Bagley Public Library Meeting Room. More info, email

MN Northwoods Writers Conference June 18-24, 2018 at Bemidji State University.

Second Annual Rosemount Writers Festival and Book Fair, Saturday, March 24 from 9 AM to 5 PM. or 651-423-2569 to register.

Five 3-day retreats at a lodge called Cirenaica in Fall Creek, Wisconsin in June, July, August 2018. Contact B. J. Hollars at for more info.

Hope to see you all next time. Maybe spring will really be here!