1st Place “Annette Grosse” by Carol Jean Campbell, Brainerd, MN

2nd Place “Season of Lefse and Loss”  by Norma Thorstad Knapp, Alexandria, MN

Honorable Mention “The Splinter” by Craig Nagel, Pequot Lakes,MN


1st Place  “In Joy and in Sadness” by Lisa M. Bolt Simons, Fairbault, MN

2nd Place “ Sweetwater Road” by Patricia Nelsen, Wadena, MN


1st Place “Up Close” by Georgia Greeley, St. Paul, MN

2nd Place “Birds of a Feather” by Laura K. Murray, Mankato, MN

Honorable Mention “Sestina for Defenestrating Children” by Saara Myrene Raappana, Marshall, MN



Lakes Area Writers Alliance is a writers group in Brainerd, Minnesota that offers support, encouragement, and critique to members and visitors to their monthly meetings.


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