December 16, 2018

Forensic Psychologist Frank Weber Launches “The I-94 Murders”

Book Launch Event at the Crossing Arts Alliance Tuesday, October 16 As a 21+ year veteran of the forensic psychology profession, Frank Weber has spent a large portion of his life in service to those in need. As the Clinic Director at CORE Professional Services, P.A, Weber has testified as an expert witness in numerous sexual assault and homicide cases and has received the President’s Award from the Minnesota Correctional Association for his forensic work. Having been in every prison in the … [Read more...]

Master Class Workshop: Women Writing the West National Convention

Master Class Workshop Publicity and Marketing for Authors 24th Annual Women Writing the West National Convention Thursday, October 25, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Marcus Whitman Hotel, Walla Walla, Washington We are excited to present to the Women Writing the West! This workshop is for both new and established authors. Learn the basic elements necessary to showcase your author brand, amplify promotional opportunities and market your book successfully. Whether you are traditionally published, … [Read more...]

Spring Workshops for Writers

Spring is here! It's time to write! Four Writing Workshops offered in the Brainerd Lakes Area The Brainerd Public Library and The Crossing Arts Alliance are offering spring workshops for all levels of writers in a cross section of topics. Class instructors are Angela Foster and Candace Simar.   Boot Camp for Writers Splash your Story on the Page! When: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $25 for Crossing Arts Members, $30 for Non-Members Where: Northern Lakes … [Read more...]

Donna Salli Book Talk at Upsala Library

Meet Minnesota Author Donna Salli Author Event Branch: Upsala Date: Fri Nov 17, 2017 Agegroups: Adults, Seniors Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Salli's first book, A Notion of Pelicans, has received praise from numerous sources. The often hilarious story of five church women and their husbands and families will remind you of your own home, your own community. Meet Donna as she talks about the book and writing. … [Read more...]

WordPress Workshop by Midstate Design

WordPress Workshop presented by  Midstate Design and Blue Cottage Agency, Monday, September 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. Bring you laptops to the Carnegie Library, 206 N 7th Brainerd for this refresher course presented by Corey Kretsinger on understanding your WordPress website. $25 per person. Private sessions to follow on a first come, first serve basis: 1/2 hour ($25) or one hour one-on-one sessions ($50) with Corey (website) or Krista ( publicity) available starting at 1 p.m.  Click here … [Read more...]

Candace Simar releases “Dear Homefolks”

Candace Simar, celebrates the release of her seventh book, “Dear Homefolks” with a reading and book talk at the Brainerd Public Library on Monday, August 28, from noon to 2 p.m. “Dear Homefolks” is a collection of short stories using research from her popular novels. Simar says, “Some tidbits were just too good to waste and readers keep asking for more.” The stories are set both in frontier Minnesota and modern times. It contains a little more of Tolga Township for those anxious for a … [Read more...]

Finish Your Book in Three Drafts presented by Stuart Horwitz

You may have asked yourself while writing: how many drafts is this going to take? Stuart Horwitz, is a nationally-known expert on structure and revision, thinks the answer is three--provided you know what draft you're in and what action steps to take between drafts. Stuart will teach his secrets on revision, followed by a Q&A session.  No registration necessary. Free. Open to the public.   WHERE: Brainerd Public Library, 416 S 5th St, Brainerd, MN 56401 Phone:(218) … [Read more...]

HUNDRED MILES TO NOWHERE by Elisa Korenne Book Launch Celebration

Join Elisa Korenne Korentayer for a Reading, Presentation on Publishing, and Author Q&A - with bagels and other NYC-themed refreshments - in honor of the release of her debut memoir, Hundred Miles to Nowhere: An Unlikely Love Story.  Open house from 10am – 12pm, program from 10:30-11:30,  New York Mills Regional Cultural Center 24 Main Ave North, PO Box 246, New York Mills, Minnesota 56567 FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC This event will be part of the extended excitement of New York … [Read more...]

How to Make Self-Publishing Work for You

Do you know how to publish and still keep your rights and all of the royalties? My friend and fellow-faculty member Nancy Barnes just released her new course this week! Independent Publishing with Profitable Authors Institute. Whether you’re a FICTION OR NONFICTION AUTHOR, her four-part course on independent book publishing answers will show you how to be in full control of your book’s content, cover and profits.   CLICK HERE to watch her FREE INTRODUCTORY VIDEO! Instructor: … [Read more...]

Publish YOUR BOOK Class offered at The Crossing Arts Alliance

Do you have a book idea but do not know where to start? Have you finished your manuscript but are unsure of the next best step? Are you confused about the many publishing options out there? This class is for YOU!  Tuesday, March 28, 6-8 Franklin Art Center, 1001 Juniper Street, Brainerd, Minnesota Join us as we discuss today’s book industry, publishing options, first steps in getting a book published and what an author can expect once their book is published. The class instructor is Krista … [Read more...]