May Meeting Minutes 2024

Hello Everyone,

Today we held our May meeting.

PRESENT:

Ryan, Mike, Niomi, Sharon, Dawn, Marlys, Erin.

BOOK PROGRESS:

     The book is progressing. The first proof will be here early next week. We had a black and white copy of the cover to show everyone. We are using some of Dawn’s photos for the cover. We have almost all the contracts back. We are now working on the flyers for the workshop and book release party. The book party and workshop will be held on Saturday Sept. 14, 2024.

     We just got the second proof for Mike’s book The Last Cabin.

WRITER EVENTS:

     Ben Franklin Books is having Mike do a reading from his books on June 15.

     The Author Fest is held that same day at the Armory.

     There is a crafts show in Nevis MN on June 9, 2024 and also book sales. The Dorset book sales event is on June 22, 2024.

     Mike attended the May meeting for Heartland Arts (PRLAAC). They discussed concerts, the Second street stage, opera, sculpture trail, the playwright workshop, and Art Beat. The Park Theater will be celebrating their 85th anniversary.

     Go to the Park Rapids Armory website to learn about various workshops such as drawing and paper quilling.

     Mike attended the book selling and classes event at Rosemount. He also attended an Authors and Anglers event.

We took turns reading things we have been working on while others critiqued. This was one of those meetings where we had such good conversations and we all hated to leave! Hope to see you next time!