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…

2014 Fall Writers’ Festival – updated info

2014 Fall Writers’ Festival 9:30 am—3:00 pm October 25th  At the Northland Arburetum Doors open at 9:00 am for registration Featuring …   this year’s BWA Writing Contest Winners and our special guest author and professor, Geoff Herbach, who will speak on — “The Willingness to Fail Boldly: How Bad Beginnings Make for Wise Writers” Geoff 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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