Brainerd Writers Alliance News and November Meeting Agenda

Date: December 9, 2017
Location: Brainerd Public Library, large meeting room
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visitors are always welcome. BWA is a member organization. We encourage you to join. Membership is $15 per year and includes discounts for BWA sponsored classes and events.

December greetings!

Last month we covered a lot of ground in our discussions about growth potential and options for Brainerd Writers Alliance. This month, during our holiday meeting, we’ll finish up with input, make some decisions, and map out our plans for the coming year.

Essentially, we are looking to expand our member base to include all ages. We’ve talked about a cafeteria-style meeting agenda to allow members to come for what they need, be it teaching moments, meet and greet, brag board, and/or feedback. We also hope to offer classes and workshops and we’ll do a better job of promoting our writer’s events and accomplishments.

Please invite fellow writers of all ages – aspiring and accomplished – to add input. We’re still looking for logo and new tagline ideas so please email your submissions to consider. You must be a member to vote.

We’ll meet in the large meeting room at the Brainerd library so let’s fill it up! And please, bring holiday snacks to share.

Thanks, Maggie

In this newsletter:

  • December 9 meeting agend
  • BWA 2018 discussion – proposed organization, meeting, and festival updates (changes) – Maggie
  • Sign up to moderate meetings, bring snacks, offer teaching moments

December 9, 2017 BWA Meeting Agenda

Moderator:  Maggie? Contact us if you would like to moderate this meeting.
Snacks: bring something to share
Location: Large meeting room, Brainerd Public Library
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


10:00 Meet & Greet – welcome new members, share holiday snacks

10:10 Member news & kudos (brag board)

10:20 Member recaps of writing events and classes – Melissa, Maggie, other?

11:00 Readings and Critiques

11:45 Business reports & discussion

Note: business reports will not be included in future monthly meetings. Reports will be included in the monthly newsletter/upcoming meeting agenda. Business meetings at other times will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

  • BWA 2018 discussion – proposed organization, meeting, and festival updates (changes) – Maggie.
  • Please sign up to moderate, provide Teaching Moment, or to supply snacks for future meetings. Thanks!

January 13, 2018

Moderator: ___________________________

Teaching Moment : _____________________

Snacks: _______________________________



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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