Lakes Area Writers Alliance

Lakes Area Writers Alliance (formerly Brainerd Writers Alliance) is a nonprofit organization comprised of published and unpublished writers at every skill level, who write in a variety of genres. We’ve evolved over the past three decades from a small writers club to the Brainerd Lakes Area’s hub for authors in any aspect of their journey. We welcome and encourage visitors to come to our monthly meetings to learn more about what we do and how we can bring value to their writing process.

We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the activity center of Bethany Good Samaritan (804 Wright Street). Visitors are welcome.

We are a membership organization supported by annual membership dues, payable by January 31st of each year.

Yearly Membership: $30/year. Go HERE to learn more or to secure your membership with this exceptional writing community. 

Meeting Agenda 
Our next Lakes Area Writers Alliance Meeting

10:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m.
Sign up at the door for critique or reading. One critique or reading per member, per meeting.

10:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Teaching/writing exercise and discussion. Members can sign up at the end of the meeting to present at the next meeting. 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Critiques/readings. No more than 5 minutes. 10 minutes allowed for feedback.

Bring a minimum of 10 copies of your work to share with the group. Readers only: if there is time, 5 minutes per reader with no discussion.

Writing challenges and kudos can be posted in our members-only Facebook Group.
You must be a member to join this group.

Make your tax-deductible donation to Lakes Area Writers Alliance today!


Learn about writing from Lakes Area Writers Alliance Members

We Meet...

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 10am-1pm

Bethany Good Samaritan
(Activity Room)

804 Wright Street, Brainerd, MN 56401

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