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…

Brainerd Writers Alliance  PRESS RELEASE

August 1, 2016 ATTN: NEWS/ARTS EDITORS RE: STATEWIDE WRITERS’ CONTEST FROM: BRAINERD WRITERS’ ALLIANCE Calling all Minnesota writers!! There is still time to enter the 2016 Brainerd Writers Alliance writing contest. Categories include fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Writing must not exceed 2500 words. Poetry is limited to 40 lines. Read more…

Next BWA meeting, September 10

Our next monthly meeting will be held at the Brainerd Public Library. Members, bring some writing to share! Don’t forget, submissions for the writing contest are due by August 24. Details. All Minnesota writers of all ages are welcome to submit!

Read Local – #readlocal

Oh, summer, take me away! And that’s exactly what she did. I spent a week out on the western edge of the Minnesota prairie with other writers and artists and friends. I was inspired by the creative energy of everyone. Minnesota published authors take note. Ann Thompson of Billy Maple Read more…

Who’s your favorite Minnesota author?

I’m on a read local mission. Donna Salli, from Brainerd, has published her new work, “A Notion of Pelicans” – available for pre-order on her website: http://www.donnasalli.com/ Candace Simar, also from the lakes area, has written numerous books in a variety of genres. She is an award-winning author of poetry and Read more…

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