April 19, 2018

Poetry Class II presented at Taste of the Arts at the Crossing Arts Alliance

Sonya Hess Chamberlain will present the class "Pruning Your Poems" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Franklin Art Center in Brainerd as part of the Taste of the Arts Tuesday Sampler series. This workshop will include group discussion of one poem in progress by each participant, as well as instructor feedback on up to three poems per person. Learn more about thoughtful editing, working with critique, editing your own and others work, and polishing a poem.   Participants should expect to spend … [Read more...]

Sonya Hess Chamberlain presents Poetry Class for ‘Tuesday Sampler: Taste of the Arts’ series

Sonya Hess Chamberlain will present “Poetry: Generating New Work”  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Franklin Art Center in Brainerd as part of the Taste of the Arts Tuesday Sampler series. Beyond the initial impulse or idea, how does one build a poem, flesh out images, and self-edit to strengthen work?  This workshop will include discussion of fruitful writing exercises and prompts for generating poetry, how to edit your work, and how to generate springboards and ideas for poems down the … [Read more...]

Candace Simar presents “I Have a manuscipt. Now what?” class at the Tuesday Sampler: Taste of the Arts

Author Candace Simar will present “I have a manuscript. Now what?” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Franklin Art Center in Brainerd as part of the Taste of the Arts Tuesday Sampler series. The workshop will be offered again  the evening of  Tuesday, September 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Simar will discuss how to know a manuscript is ready,  finding an agent or publisher, and how to navigate the submission process. Class Fee is $10 or $5 for Crossing Arts Alliance members.  Call 833-0416 to … [Read more...]

Mary Aalgaard presents blogging class for “Taste of the Arts”

Blogger Mary Aalgaard will teach ‘Blogging for Artists’ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd, as part of the Taste of the Arts Tuesday Sampler series. The class will discuss the basics of blogging, getting started to create your own blog and how blogging can create an outlet for creative expression to promote yourself as an artist in any field. Class fee is $10 or $5 for Crossing Arts Alliance members.  Call 833-0416 to register or visit … [Read more...]

“Tuesday Sampler” Literary and Visual Arts Classes offered in Brainerd Minnesota

Literary and Visual Arts Classes Menu of Classes Enjoy the Farmers Market at Franklin Arts Center parking lot, 1001 Kingwood St, Brainerd, then come inside, and improve your artistic skills with a fine selection of classes in August and September. Class sizes are limited, so download PDF (upper right) and sign up today! Literary arts classes are Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm at the Q Gallery, unless noted.* $10 per class or $5 for Crossing Arts Alliance members August 6: Publishing … [Read more...]

Candace Simar Spur Award Finalist

Candace Simar, Pequot Lakes Minnesota Author, was chosen as a Spur Award finalist in the best western juvenile fiction category for her latest historical novel, Blooming Prairie (North Star Press, 2012).   The prestigious honor of a Spur Award is an annual literary prize awarded by the Western Writers of America.  Simar received her award June 28 at the Western Writers of America annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she also served as a panelist. “Simar’s descriptions of the natural … [Read more...]

Western Writers of America National Convention

Krista Rolfzen Soukup attended the Western Writers of America National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 26-30. Western Writers of America, Inc., was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the Western field. The founders were largely authors who wrote traditional Western fiction, but the organization swiftly expanded to include historians and other nonfiction authors, young adult and romance writers, and writers … [Read more...]

Bootcamp for Writers II at the Crossing Arts Alliance with Candace Simar and Angela F. Foster

  Blue Cottage Agency and The Crossing Arts Alliance are pleased to present a one day creative writing workshop Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the Q Gallery at the Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St. #222, Brainerd, MN 56401. This creative writing workshop is under the direction of award winning author Candace Simar (Abercrombie Trail series) and creative writing teacher Angela F. Foster. We will discuss some of the components of story — a setting that immerses the … [Read more...]

Laura Hansen wins Poetry on the Wall ~ People’s Choice Award

The Crossing Arts Alliance presented a "Poetry on the Wall" exhibit in the Q Gallery with a Reading and Reception on January 26 featuring local poets reading their selected work.  A People's Choice Award was presented to Laura Hansen of Little Falls Minnesota for her Poem, "Dear Postmaster".    Dear Postmaster, I am wondering how to wrap up a package. The contents are fragile, but will not break. They may ignite but are not flammable. I need to know the regulations for wrapping up … [Read more...]

FARM GIRLS by Candace Simar and Angela F. Foster photo gallery

What a wonderful afternoon celebrating Farm Girls (published by RiverPlace Press, 2013)     … [Read more...]

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