POETRY – Judge LouAnn Muhm

First Place
“These are the Places We Encountered Each Other,” Laura Hansen, Little Falls

Second Place
“Winter Poem #2,” Sue Bruns, Bemidji

Honorable Mentions
“She Was Here,” Patricia Kester, Lilydale

“Before North Dakota,” Mary Lou Brandvik , St. Paul

“Thoughts and Prayers,” Amy Rea, Eden Prairie

FICTION – Judge Theresa Jarvela

First Place
“The Winter the Ice Melted,” by Sandra Clough, Burnsville

Second Place
“Third Base Edna,” by Michael Knuth, Pequot Lakes

NON-FICTION, Judge Meg Douglas

First Place
“Artists,” Sara E. Gall, Anoka

Second Place
“Peacetime,” Mary Lou Brandvik, St. Paul

 Honorable Mention
“What I Keep,” Norma Thorstadt Knapp , Alexandria


Congratulations winners!

Join us for the Brainerd Writers Alliance Fall Festival.

BWA Fall Festival is Oct. 29.
Registrations are due before Oct. 24.



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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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