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…

Writing Fiction

Not that I’m doing that this week. I’m imaging myself writing fiction but instead, I’m promoting the Brainerd Writers Alliance MN writers contest and the writers’ conference. We still need submissions and we still need registrations to make this thing go. So that’s how my time is used. If you Read more…

May 2018 Brainerd Writers Alliance News and Meeting Agenda

2018 WRITERS CONFERENCE & BOOK FAIR Oct. 27, 2018 9:30 to 3:30 p.m., Location to be announced Ticket sales open June 1 2018 Conference Speaker| Minnesota Book Award finalist Erin Hart Author of Haunted Ground, Lake of Sorrows, False Mermaid, The Book of Killowen Spread the word to your writer friends Read more…

April Meeting AGENDA

Visitors are encouraged to attend. We’ll meet in the large meeting room at the Brainerd Public Library. Bring paper and pen/pencil. This will be a working meeting. 10:00 Meet and greet / coffee and snacks 10:15 Member news & kudos (brag board) – includes a review of events members have Read more…

March 2018 Newsletter

THAT WAS FUN! Our first Brainerd Writers Presents author talk with Diane Schlagel at Sage on Laurel filled the small room with 16 in attendance. Diane’s presentation was engaging. Her memoir, The Price of New Shoes: An Older Sister’s Journey, is beautifully descriptive even though her story of family abuse is Read more…

New for 2018, Brainerd Writers Alliance Presents…

We seem to be on the right side of bitter cold in our region for now. I know that makes me feel more like getting out and about. Yesterday I stopped in at Sage on Laurel to say, “Hi,” to owner Sarah Shaw and give her flyers promoting two of Read more…

December 9 BWA meeting agenda

Brainerd Writers Alliance News and November Meeting Agenda Date: December 9, 2017 Location: Brainerd Public Library, large meeting room Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. BWA is a member organization. We encourage you to join. Membership is $15 per year and includes discounts for BWA sponsored Read more…

Local Writers, Join Us!

The Brainerd Writers Alliance is encouraging all local writers – young, old, poets, novelists, all genres, and forms – to join us for encouragement, helpful resources, and creative community. Our next meeting will be held on June 11, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., Brainerd Public Library, small meeting room. We are excited Read more…

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