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September 30, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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, MN.
The day will feature readings from this year’s winning entries by Minnesota writers in our 2018 writing contest, followed by our featured speaker, Erin Hart.
Hart’s debut novel, Haunted Ground, was nominated for mystery’s prestigious Anthony and Agatha awards, and won Romantic Times Best First Mystery, and the Friends of American Writers award. The second novel in the series, Lake of Sorrows, was shortlisted for a Minnesota Book Award. The third in the series, False Mermaid, was named by ALA/Booklist as one of the best crime novels of 2010. The fourth book in the series, The Book of Killowen, received wide critical acclaim when it was released in 2013, and is a Minnesota Book Award finalist.
Cost for the conference is $25 and includes a buffet lunch. Book Fair vendors add $5 to reserve table space.
Purchase tickets until October 20 at https://brainerdwriters.com/writing-contest-and-book-fair/
Brainerd Writers Alliance meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Brainerd Public Library. Please join! Visit our website for member information.
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 group. Most of the meeting time will be spent on member ideas for 2019. More growth? More events? Stay the same? Every member is asked to contribute their feedback on what they liked and didn’t like in 2018. Most important are ideas for next year. What do you want, as a member, from your organization?
Here’s to mulled cider, yard cleanup, and the first frost. We’ll all be busy as bees, right?
August 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maggie Fuller
Deadline extended to submit to Brainerd Writers Alliance annual writing contest for Minnesota Writers
Brainerd Writers Alliance is seeking submissions from literary authors across the state of Minnesota in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.
Winners in each category will receive a cash prize and free entry to this year’s writers’ conference featuring Erin Hart and will be invited to read their winning entries. Details on the contest and how to submit can be found on our website at brainerdwriters.com
DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31. Please submit by August 31. If you have questions, contact email@example.com
Brainerd Writers Alliance is a group of published and unpublished writers at every skill level, who write in a variety of genres. brainerdwriters.com
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Join our member authors and many more with artists and music and food on August 11, 2018, Hackensack, MN Northwoods-Poster
Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This year you can register online for tickets. Your registration includes a buffet lunch, coffee break beverages, and snacks. (Menu is to be announced.)
Tickets are on sale June 1, 2018. Seating is limited.
This year’s conference will feature Minnesota Book Award finalist Erin Hart, author of Haunted Ground, Lake of Sorrows, False Mermaid, The Book of Killowen.
Our volunteer judges will share their thoughts on this year’s writing contest entries and winners are invited to attend and read their winning works.
The book fair will be ongoing with a long break during our buffet lunch, allowing time to browse book tables and visit with participating authors. New this year are door prizes and a brag board, not just for our members, but for all participants.
Plus, we’re bringing the conference to one of the new conference spaces in downtown Brainerd. Both in consideration are still under construction and we eagerly await completion so we can get a look inside!
You can submit your work at https://brainerdwriters.com/2018-writing-contest/. Please follow guidelines carefully.
Our judges will be announced soon.
Don’t forget to register for our annual conference with guest speaker, Erin Hart. https://brainerdwriters.com/writing-contest-and-book-fair/