November Meeting Minutes 2021

Hello Everyone,

On Sunday, 11-21-21, we held our November meeting.

PRESENT: Ryan, Kim, Dawn, Sharon, Jan, Niomi, Marlys, Erin

TALKING STICK 30: All TS30 books have been mailed out. I am getting back lots of good comments and also some nice donations. Our writers are great. Next month it will be time to send out the new call for submissions.

WRITING EVENTS: We are working on Jan’s second poetry book. We will start soon on a poetry book for Erin. Tarah is working on a hardcover book for Mike. Ryan is working on self-publishing his novel.

Candace Simar is doing some mentoring with Marlys. We all love Candace.

Erin had a new collection of poetry nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

PRLAAC—no one at the meeting today was able to attend the November meeting. We will try to get an update later.

MISCELLANEOUS:  It was mentioned that there aren’t that many of the big book publishers any longer. We mentioned Penguin Random House, Little, Brown & Company, Simon & Schuster, MacMillan Publishers, Hachette Livre, HarperCollins. A lot of writers are going with self-publishing.

We had pleasant conversation about writing matters. Most of us attendees brought things that we read and others critiqued. Hope to see you next time—in January.