April 19, 2018

Writer’s Path to Publishing FREE Workshop [UPDATED]

Ready to get your writing out in the world, but not sure where to start? Stumped on how to know if your writing is ready for publishing, or how to connect with an agent? Get tips directly from regional authors and publishers on writing and publishing, and network with other writers and brush up on your writing skills to get closer to your publishing goals.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Date: Saturday, February 10, 1:00pm – 7:00pm (see full schedule and details below) Location: … [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...]

Profitable Authors Institute 2017 Class Series

Blue Cottage Agency is proud to announce a class series brought to you by 12 of the BEST and credible instructors in the industry. Are you to make an impact and an income? Introducing the PROFITABLE AUTHORS INSTITUTE, 12 amazing Courses in 3 Curriculum Tracks. A dynamic collaboration of writing, publishing and promotion experts who provide affordable, cutting-edge instruction to emerging authors. Are You Struggling with These Challenges? CAN’T SEEM TO FINISH the book you’ve been … [Read more...]

Verse Like Water presents Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Vijay Seshadri

Central Lakes College’s Verse Like Water series will kick off its fifth year with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri. The event starts with a reading at noon on Sept. 30 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. After, he will sign books and host an informal craft talk on creativity and the imagination at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Born in Bangalore India, Seshadri has risen to the top of America’s literary scene as a poet, critic and essayist. He is also a … [Read more...]

Crossing Arts Alliance Call for Literary and Visual Art

The Crossing Arts Alliance is requesting literary and visual art submissions for a juried ‘Dimensions of Motherhood’ exhibit and event. Artists residing in the following counties of Crow Wing, Cass, Todd, Wadena and Morrison counties in Minnesota  are eligible to submit up to two pieces of original art. Both Visual and literary work is eligible for submission for this exhibit and should express the theme of motherhood and mothers, and the joy and complexities found within.  Both literary and … [Read more...]

Verse Like Water presents Award Winning Poet Matt Rasmussen

Join us for a FREE Public Poetry Reading and Presentation by the Award Winning Poet Matt Rasmussen. Monday, March 28, 2016 Noon Hassler Library, Central Lakes College, Brainerd Minnesota Central Lakes College Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College presents Matt Rasmussen. Matt's debut book Black Aperture earned the Walt Whitman Prize from the American Academy of Poets, and was a runner up for the National Book Award. Verse Like Water is excited to host our … [Read more...]

Class series will help writers get published, market themselves

BRAINERD DAILY DISPATCH September 2015 --Central Minnesota is stepping up its game when it comes to the literary arts. Former poet laureates have visited the area, literary events abound and literary arts groups are popping up one after another. To bolster the community's writers, the Five Wings Arts Council and the Crossing Arts Alliance have teamed up to offer a series of four classes to the public to help authors market themselves and find their path to being published. The classes will … [Read more...]

Class Series for Writers at the Brainerd Public Library

Class Series for Writers FIND THE BUZZ and KEEP IT GOING Getting your dream on paper and out to the world Presented by the Crossing Arts Alliance All classes held at The Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. 5th Street Brainerd, MN 56401 Class Fee:  $20 per class (Crossing Arts Alliance Members) JOIN HERE $25 per class (non-members) Download FLYER Here:  Class Series Flyer  Download REGISTRATION Here: REGISTRATION FORM Class Series For more information call The Crossing Arts … [Read more...]

Tucson Festival of Books 2015

TUCSON FESTIVAL of BOOKS,  March 2015, Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona.   Krista Rolfzen Soukup was a featured presenter along with best-selling author David Henry Sterry and Lisa Dietlin, a national recognized strategist and author, presented ‘The Inside Scoop From Book Marketing Pros’. The session provided marketing strategy direction in a crowded marketplace.  Krista also presented the workshop ‘The Author as Speaker’, presenting techniques and insight for authors wanting to build … [Read more...]

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