Tag Archives: Minnesota writers

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Author Events, BWA Member Events, BWA writing contest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in BWA Member Events, BWA writing contest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in BWA Member Events, Writer Opportunities | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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. … Continue reading

Posted in Writer Opportunities | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in BWA writing contest | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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. … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in General, Writer Resources | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2016 Writing Contest – call for entries

The Brainerd Writers Alliance is now accepting entries for their 2016 Writing Contest. This ‪contest‬ is open to all ‪Minnesota‬ ‪‎writers‬. Categories are fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. The Brainerd Writers Alliance Fall Festival will be held October 29th at … Continue reading

Posted in BWA writing contest | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment