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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Winners of 2014 BWA Writers Contest

Non-Fiction 1st Place “Annette Grosse” by Carol Jean Campbell, Brainerd, MN 2nd Place “Season of Lefse and Loss”  by Norma Thorstad Knapp, Alexandria, MN Honorable Mention “The Splinter” by Craig Nagel, Pequot Lakes,MN Fiction 1st Place  “In Joy and in Sadness” by Lisa M. Bolt Simons, Fairbault, MN 2nd Place Read more…

Fall Writers Festival

Winners in the 2013 BWA Writers Contest

Congratulations to the 2013 BWA Writing Contest winners!   CREATIVE NONFICTION 1st Place–The Farm by Laura Murray from North Mankato, MN 2nd Place–Kinsee by Janet Preus from Minneapolis, MN   FICTION 1st Place–Loving Sanya by Kirstin Ruth Bratt from Sauk Rapids, MN 2nd Place–Sunrise, Banana, Chair by Bonnie West from Read more…

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