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…

Critiques

We want feedback and we hate feedback. One of the toughest parts of the  writing process can be hearing the reader’s and the editor’s perspective. We all want to improve our writing and if we want readers, then it’s critical that we allow critique. Below is the Minnesota Nice way 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…

Call for submissions for Talking Stick 27

THE TALKING STICK is a locally published and nationally recognized publication. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Again, this year we celebrate the short form. Wanted:  SHORT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction. Writers must be from Minnesota or have some connection to this area. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE VERY SHORT. Focus on short forms, Read more…

Looking for a writers’ group in MN?

http://writersrelief.com/writing-groups-for-writers/#minnesota Minnesota Writing Groups: Alexandria, MN — Alexandria Area Writers Group (All Genres) Alexandria, MN — Alexandria Word Weavers (All Genres) Brainerd, MN — Brainerd Heartland Poets (Poetry) Brainerd, MN — Brainerd Writers Alliance (All Genres) Duluth, MN — Lake Superior Writers (All Genres) Elbow Lake, MN — Elbow Lake Grant County Writers’ Group (All Genres) Fergus Falls, MN — Fergus Read more…

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