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…

Annual Writers Conference featuring Erin Hart, Oct. 27.

September 30, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: brainerdwriters@gmail.com   Brainerd Writers Alliance Writers Conference and Book Fair   Brainerd, MN — Brainerd Writers Alliance will host its annual writers conference and book fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rumbly Hall, 707 Laurel St., Brainerd, Read more…

Welcome to September 1 in Minnesota.

Yes, autumn is pushing summer aside. With fall comes the end to the Brainerd Writers Alliance annual writing contest. Thank you to all who submitted and good luck! Our September meeting will be a planning session for 2019. We’ll talk briefly about the 2018 changes and how they impacted the Read more…

Great writers writing in Minnesota

In the three years that I’ve been involved with Brainerd Writers Alliance while learning the how-tos of writing a novel, I’ve been stunned at the level of great talent I’ve found in Minnesota.  Talented writers abound. Maybe it’s the isolation of winter that opens the creative spirit – create or die from Read more…

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