Events and Classes

Brainerd Writers Alliance annual writing contest is open for submissions and our annual conference and bookfair tickets are now available.  

Brainerd Writers Alliance Presents
monthly author talks for readers and writers.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

August 25
Bonnie West will talk about her book, Boyfriends, an anthology of short stories, recently released in paperback!
Sage on Laurel, 11:00 to 12:30.

September 22
Beth Hautala, children’s book author, will talk about writing her books, Waiting for Unicorns and The Ostrich and Other Lost things.
Children are encouraged to attend.
Sage on Laurel, 11:00 to 12:30.

October 27
Brainerd Writers Alliance fall conference and book fair. Click the link for details.

November 24
Doug Lewnadowski, “Psychology and Storytelling”
Sage on Laurel, 11:00 to 12:30.

Other area events of interest to writers and readers.

August 11 – Book Ends Second Saturdays Author Talks, 11 a.m.
Erin Hart,
Minnesota Book Award finalist and author of Haunted Ground, Lake of Sorrows, False Mermaid, The Book of Killowen.
The Uptown, 224 Jefferson St. S., Wadena, MN

August 11 – Northwoods Art and Book Festival, Hackensack, MN
Join our member authors and many more with artists and music and food. Northwoods-Poster on August 11, 2018, Hackensack, MN

October 13 – Book Ends Second Saturdays Author Talks, 11 a.m.
Sarah Stonich
author of Vacationland and numerous other novels. 
The Uptown, 224 Jefferson St. S., Wadena, MN

November 10 – Book Ends Second Saturdays Author Talks, 11 a.m.
Leif Enger, 
author of Peace Like a River and So Brave, Young and Handsome
The Uptown, 224 Jefferson St. S., Wadena, MN

December 8 – Book Ends Second Saturdays Author Talks, 11 a.m.
Nicole Helget, 
author of The Summer of Ordinary Ways, The Turtle Catcher, Horse Camp, Stillwater, Wonder at the Edge of the World and The End of the Wild
The Uptown, 224 Jefferson St. S., Wadena, MN