Opinion: Re-educating Groups in the Face of Racism

As a mixed American, I feel I have a lot to say about the outrage from George Floyd’s murder. Some good things, some things that people might not agree with, and even some things that could offend. This day in age, it’s hard not to offend someone, but the best Read more…

How Authors Can Make a Difference In This World

Right now, our world is going through an incredible state of upheaval. From the coronavirus pandemic to the new wave of civil rights, everywhere we look there’s something to make us feel anxious about. As authors, this can impact us in the form of slowing our words or lighting them on fire. Read more…

We embrace diversity

The Lakes Area Writing Alliance stands in solidarity against injustice, racism, discrimination, and violence of any kind

On May 25th, 2020 our community, our state, and our world watched the behavioral outcomes of systemic racism displayed by four Minnesota police officers, responsible for the killing of a human being. We watched as one white officer, in an intentional act of overt discrimination, knelt on the neck of Read more…

Lakes Area Writers Alliance on KKIN

There are lots of great things happening this year with the Lakes Area Writers Alliance and even more coming up for 2020! LAWA was represented on KKIN 94.3FM radio out of Aitkin on Monday, October 21st, 2019. Board President, Carissa Andrews, and Education Director, Kimberly Clement, spoke with Tom Martin Read more…

The Lakes Area Writers Alliance Announces the 2019 Writers Contest Winners

The Lakes Area Writers Alliance is proud to announce the winners of their 2019 Writers Contest. Writers from across Minnesota entered their works in the categories of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. The winners in the category of poetry include: 1st Place – Yvonne Pearson with her poem, The School Bus Read more…

CREATIVE JOURNALING

With the creative power of imagination, creative journaling is birthed from the mind’s eye flipping through pages of written words in a kept journal or diary. Without a shred of doubt, keepers of diaries and journals have over the centuries experienced and dreamt about being immortalized by their words. Although Read more…

Brainerd Writers Alliance is Rebranding!

…And we need you! OFFICIAL 2019 LOGO SUBMISSION REQUEST Hello Brainerd Writers! As discussed in the agenda email this week, we’re going to be rebranding the BWA in 2019! We want this to be a group endeavor, so we’re asking any and all who would like to submit logo ideas to send Read more…

Winners of the 2018 Brainerd Writers Alliance Writing Contest

Winners of the 2018 Writing Contest include: Fiction Winners Judged by Erin Hart of Minneapolis, MN “Coopersville Rising” by Becky Flansburg of Baxter, MN “Not a Quitter” by Marilyn Bos of North Mankato, MN Honorable Mention: “At the Core” by Joe Prosit of Brainerd, MN Creative Nonfiction Winners Judged by Read more…

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