September Meeting Minutes 2019

Hello Everyone,


Sharon, Dawn, Ryan, Jan, Mary, Niomi.


     Our workshop will be from 9 to 12 on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2019. Angela Foster is the instructor and the class is Revision in Ten Steps. Then there will be a catered lunch for the workshop attendees. There is NO restaurant open this year at Smokey Hills. At 1 PM, we will start the book release party. It generally lasts till 3 or 4.

     We will have rectangular tables this year which should be better than the round ones. Mike and Ryan and Marlys will come early at 8 AM. It should be 70 or 75 degrees this year, much better than last year.

     We have 34 for the workshop and it sounds like lots of people will be coming to the book party.

     Sharon H will go out to Smokey Hills Friday evening to meet with Angela and the owners to go over details.

     Niomi will help Sharon H to put together the folders for the workshop.


     No one was able to go to the last PRLAAC meeting. As far as we know, the Great American Story event is still on.

     Ryan will be attending BoucherCon in Dallas Tex on Oct. 30 through Nov. 3. This has to do with murder/mystery/thriller/ suspense writing.

     Sinclair Lewis 2019 Writers’ Conference. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at the First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre, MN. Cost is $75. Jim Umhoefer at 320-429-0825.

     MN Voices: a gathering of Authors at the Park Rapids Library on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 3:30 to 5:30. Marcie Rendon, Mai Neng Moua, Nora Murphy, Art Coulson.

     2019 Lakes Area Writers Alliance (formerly Brainerd Writers Alliance) has their conference and book fair on Oct. 26, 2019.


Several of us read things we were working on and the rest of us critiqued. Hope to see you next time and also at the book party!