May Meeting Minutes 2023

Hello Everyone, Today we held our May meeting.

PRESENT: Sharon, Ryan, Marlys, Erin, Dawn, Jan.


     All submissions have been chosen. Tarah is working on the cover and design. Sharon is working on the proofing and editing. All letters have gone out. All winners have been contacted.

     When thinking of a subtitle for the book, we thought of Turn in the Road. Then we thought Bend in the Road sounded more like what you would normally say. Then we thought: Twist in the Road, because we used the Creative Twists this year.

     Writers really seemed to like the creative twists. It would be nice to do it again next year, probably with only ONE list of words instead of two.


     We are looking at Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. We will have a poetry workshop by Sharon Chmielarz from 9 to noon. Sharon H needs to get busy and contact her soon and get a flyer ready to send out.

     We have already been in contact with Jack Pines Resort. We will start talking to them about lunch, etc.


     This is coming up Saturday August 12, 2023, from 9 to 3. Would Dawn and Niomi like to do this again?

      We passed out a handout for the Poetry Safari. They plan to do this again at Hackensack like they did last year. You can send in several of your poems and they may choose to place them on easels at various places throughout the event. This year’s subject is Celebrating animals and their environments where they live and thrive—

     Sharon H got in last year. John Thornberg got in two poems for the Poetry Safari last year.


     No PRLAAC minutes this time. Mike was able to attend the PRLAAC meeting and he will bring the minutes to the next meeting as he was not able to attend this month.

     Poetry Slam in Bemidji at Fozzie’s. This is on June 15.

     Ryan attended the MN Book Awards in St. Paul on May 2. He was not the top winner but enjoyed attending. Sorry, Ryan.

     Northwoods Writers will be held at Bemidji State University again from June 20-25. This is always a great event. They will be having the evening reading series again this year.

We read things we had been working on while the others critiqued. Hope to see you all next time!