March meeting – annual Write-in! and more…

Next meeting is March 11. Starting early, at 9:00 for annual WRITE-IN. Bring something to work on. Meeting at 11:30. Bring your lunch and something to share.   Members only! April’s guest speaker, Doug Lewandoski, on the psychology of characters.   If you haven’t joined, now’s the time. Annual dues Read more…

Jack Pine Writers announce submissions for “Talking Stick” now open

THE TALKING STICK VOLUME 26 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS HAVE JUST BEEN RELEASED!! Make sure and read this year’s submission guidelines carefully as they are doing something VERY different this year!! http://www.jackpinewriters.com/ts26/

Dream the Scene

By M E Fuller. At Saturday’s Brainerd Writers Alliance meeting, one of our members, Bev Abear, shared her notes from a weekend workshop with Sheila O’Connor. The theme of the workshop was “Dream the Scene.” Ms O’Connor shared her thoughts on how to approach the writing of a scene for Read more…

Wrapping up the year

Our heartfelt thanks to all who attended this year’s BWA Fall Festival. Our speaker, Angela Foster, was just awarded a 2017 Artist Initiative project grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to complete her memoir “Falling Away.” Events will include a public reading, as well as a memoir writing workshop in Read more…

Register by October 22 to attend BWA Fall Festival!

  The Brainerd Writers Alliance invites you to attend the 2016 Fall Writers’ Festival Saturday, October 29th Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Dr., Baxter, MN 9:30 am—3:30 pm Cost: $25 for this all-day event includes a catered lunch from Valeri Ann’s! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for registration Featuring 2016 BWA Read more…

2016 BWA Contest Winners Announced!

POETRY – Judge LouAnn Muhm First Place “These are the Places We Encountered Each Other,” Laura Hansen, Little Falls Second Place “Winter Poem #2,” Sue Bruns, Bemidji Honorable Mentions “She Was Here,” Patricia Kester, Lilydale “Before North Dakota,” Mary Lou Brandvik , St. Paul “Thoughts and Prayers,” Amy Rea, Eden Read more…

Poets and Prose Showcase – videographer needed.

Our BWA member, Julie Jo Larson, is once again sponsoring a Poets and Prose Showcase at Brainerd’s Last Turn Saloon. Mark your calendars: October 18, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Though the room is small, we can reach a larger audience if someone volunteers to show up and use their video Read more…

2016 BWA Writing Contest entries

A quick update for you on our 2016 BWA writing contest submissions: This year we had 55 people submit 77 poems, 21 nonfiction, and 26 fiction. Contest submissions last year were 52 people submitted 63 poems, 27 nonfiction, and 17 fiction. Entries arrived from Two Harbors down to Rochester and Read more…

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