and Writers’ Workshop

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Blueberry Pines Golf Club

The Talking Stick 23 Book Release Party and Writers’ Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Blueberry Pines, located between Park Rapids and Menahga, MN on Highway 71. This is a celebration of writers and the written word. Please join us for a day where those who work in the solitary world of writing can come together. There is a fee for the workshop and meals but the Book Party is free to all who are interested in writing.

9 AM to 12:00 Noon: We offer a workshop with Marsh Muirhead. YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP. (See information on workshop flyer.) This workshop is entitled: “Capturing the Image and the Moment—from Haiku to Poetry to Prose . . .”

Cost for the workshop is $35. (This includes lunch at noon after the workshop. You will receive a coupon for the lunch.)

 12:00: Lunch at Blueberry Pines. JWB will pay for your lunch if you have the above-mentioned coupon with the workshop. If you are just attending the Book Party, you may come at noon to have lunch on your own if you wish.

 1 PM (approximately): If you have work in Talking Stick 23, you may pick up your one free contributor’s copy of the book. Additional books will be available for sale. We hope to have books for sale by the three celebrity judges who chose this year’s winners: Margaret Hasse for Poetry, Mary Carroll Moore for Creative Nonfiction, and Peter Geye for Fiction. (One or more of those celebrity judges may be in attendance to meet the writers and to sign and sell their own books. Other local and/or member writers may be on hand to sell their books.)

1 PM (approximately): Program with readings

Introduction of winners of Talking Stick 23 Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. All writers published in Talking Stick 23 are invited to read.

4:30 PM (approximately): After the readings, please stay and have dinner on your own with the writers at Blueberry Pines.

 This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant from Itasca-Mantrap Co-op. Electrical Association through Operation Round Up.

Directions to Blueberry Pines near Park Rapids, MN:

Blueberry Pines Golf Course and Dinner Club is located approximately 4 miles north of Menahga, MN on Highway 71. This is approximately 8 miles south of Park Rapids, MN.

Local Motels in Park Rapids or near Menahga:

AmericInn                      218-732-1234

Super 8                         218-732-9704

C’Mon Inn                     218-732-1471

Red Bridge Inn              218-237-7337

Jewel of the Northwoods B&B   218-564-6162

For more information, call Sharon at 218-732-3782 or email      

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