April 21, 2018

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...]

Nancy Plain awarded Nebraska Book Award for This Strange Wilderness

The Nebraska Library Commission and Nebraska Center for the Book has announced  Nancy Plain  as winner of the 2016 Nebraska Book Award in the category of Children/Young Adult for This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon. Publisher: University of Nebraska Press. Celebrate with Nebraska’s 2016 Book Award Winners at October 29 Festival Author readings and an awards presentation ceremony will highlight the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Celebration of Nebraska Books on … [Read more...]

Author Candace Simar Chosen Women Writing the West Willa Literary Award Finalist

August 25, 2016, 2018—Denver, Colorado-- Women Writing the West (WWW) recently announced the 2016 WILLA Literary Award competition Winners and Finalists, representing the best of 2015 published literature for women’s or girl’s stories set in the American West. WWW is the underwriter and annual presenter of this nationally recognized award. Chosen by professional librarians, historians and university affiliated educators, the winning authors and their books will be honored in Santa Fe, New … [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...]

Four FREE Writing Workshops offered at the Brainerd Public Library throughout April

Join us for Four FREE Workshops throughout April at the Brainerd Public Library Register by calling 218-829-5574. Class sizes are limited. Download Flyer writers workshops April 2016 Library   Class Title: Peeling Away the Layers to Discover the Truth of your Character Thursday, April 7, 2016 5:30-7:30 Instructor: Candace Simar Class Description: Peeling Away the Layers to Discover the Truth of Your Character:  What strange alchemy makes a reader identify with your … [Read more...]

Candace Simar Florida Book Tour

Author Candace Simar's  2016 Florida tour is underway. Candace is visiting  readers,  fans, historical sites, book clubs and several Sons of Norway groups including: Saturday 1/9/16  Estero FL Sons of Norway Wednesday 1/13/16  Tampa Bay Sons of Norway 6:30 Saturday 1/15/16  Clearwater FL  Sons of Norway Sunday 1/17/16 Sarasota FL Sons of Norway 1pm Tuesday 1/19/16  10 am AAUW Sanibel Island, Florida Candace Simar is an award winning author and poet from Pequot Lakes, … [Read more...]

A conversation with Nancy Plain, YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

On January 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST  listen to a live webcast featuring Nancy Plain and the four other finalists for the 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award. Register now to learn a bit about these terrific titles; hear from the authors about their research and writing processes; and glean some insights into publishing decisions that make the best nonfiction titles accessible and engaging to today’s teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, which will take place right before the award … [Read more...]

Author Stuart Rosebrook to Publish Book on The Johnny Cash Show

Blue Cottage Agency is proud to announce the publication agreement of  Hello, I'm Johnny Cash! How the Man in Black Changed America One Song at a Time, 1969-1971, working title of author Stuart Rosebrook's latest book being published by Heritage Builders Publishing of California spring of 2017. From 1969 to 1971, the Johnny Cash Show deeply inspired America—and the world—with the voices of singer-songwriter-poets as Cash’s guests on his show. Through his music and the music of a who’s-who of … [Read more...]

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