BWA member, Candace Simar, upcoming events

Saturday 12/9/17 Cherry Street Books Alexandria 12-2pm Saturday 12/16/17 Nat’s Books Uptown Minneapolis noon to 3pm Tuesday 12/19/17 Pequot Lakes Rotary Club Monday 1/8/18 Crosby Women’s Club 1pm Candace Simar is a Pequot Lakes, Minnesota author with a passion for her Scandinavian heritage and a deep love of history. Candace grew up dreaming how life might have been for her family 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…

BWA Member Carissa Andrews Launches Final Pendomus Chronicles Novel

November is a big month for local Brainerd Lakes author, Carissa Andrews. After seven years of writing her three-book series, The Pendomus Chronicles, the final installment, Revolutions, will be released on November 21st, 2017 to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks—as well as in paperback at CatTales Books and Read more…

Follow up to “Hey, Minnesota writers, where are you?”

I was following a link to information on a writing contest that came to me in an email. I did a search for the contest and came up with a link from The Loft, from their page, under the Resources and Awards tab. Eureka! The Loft website is all ready Read more…

Hey, Minnesota writers, where are you?

Last week I attended the North Shore Readers and Writers Festival in Grand Marais, MN. This 4-day event is sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony. There is something for everyone and I have to say, it’s exhausting! A person’s mind can only accept so much stimulation before it’s stuffed Read more…

Winners of the 2017 BWA writing contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 BWA Writing Contest! Creative nonfiction: First place: “With This Ring,” Anjanette Bandel, Rochester Second place: “Butterflies,” Brielle Bredsten, Aitkin Fiction 1st place: “After School,” Melissa B. L. Birch, Pequot Lakes 2nd place: “The Costco Man,” Dan Nelson, Pillager Poetry 1st place: “The White 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/

BWA 2017 Writing Contest, Fall Festival and Book Fair

Call for Entries, Minnesota writers Enter the Brainerd Writers Alliance 2017 Writing Contest   GUIDELINES and INFORMATION This contest is open to all writers who are residents of Minnesota. CATEGORIES Fiction: 2500 word limit. Tips: Stories need a strong hook to get the reader into the first scene; good development Read more…

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