The Brainerd Writers Alliance invites you to attend the 2016 Fall Writers’ Festival

Saturday, October 29th

Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Dr., Baxter, MN

9:30 am—3:30 pm

Cost: $25 for this all-day event includes a catered lunch from Valeri Ann’s!

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for registration

Featuring 2016 BWA Writing Contest Winners, a Book Fair and our special guest author Angela Foster who will speak on “Finding the Story.”

Seating is limited!

Register by email by October 22.
Pay at the Festival.

 Booksellers: additional $5 for 1/3 of an 8’ table to sell your books. Reserve your space ASAP!


9:00: Registration, Coffee, and Book Fair

9:30: Welcome, Nonfiction Readings

10:30: Break, Poetry Readings, Fiction Readings

11:30: Book Fair

Noon: Lunch

1:00: “Finding the Story” talk by Angela F. Foster

2:15: Break

2:25: “Finding the Story” continued with critiques of first pages

3:30: Closing Comments

Ms Foster’s work has been published in “Minnesota Literature,” “Talking Stick,” “Dust and Fire,” “Otter Tail Review,” “Tiny Lights,” “Poetry Midwest,” “The Drum Literary Magazine” and “Lake County Journal.” Her poetry and creative nonfiction have received awards from Brainerd Writer’s Alliance, National League of American Pen Women, Cup of Comfort, New Orleans Study Abroad Competition, Lucidity, The League of Minnesota Poets, National Federation of State Poetry Societies and others. Angela’s unpublished memoir, Falling Away,” was a finalist in the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

She teaches memoir at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN, and throughout Minnesota and this fall she is teaching three courses—two at the center and one online.

She served as co-editor of “County Lines: 87 Minnesota Counties, 130 Minnesota Poets,” published by Loon Feather Press (2008) and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Nonfiction from Pine Manor College in Boston, MA.  “Farm Girls,” a book of poetry and essays co-written with her sister Candace Simar, was released in January 2013 from River Place Press of Brainerd, Minnesota.




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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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