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…

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…

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/

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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