About a dozen writer friends and I spent a delightful three days at the Baymont Inn in Baxter, MN. We accomplished our objective of encouraging each other and breaking up the winter doldrums. Represented were mystery writers, historical novelists, non-fiction writers, travel writers, journalists, poets, and children’s book writers. We each brought 3-5 pages to read aloud and receive critique from the group. At a fabulous dinner at Baxter Bar and Grill at the Arrowwood Lodge, we did a read aloud of the beginning of a new play by Mary Aalgaard. What fun to see the words come alive around the table.
This has become a favorite tradition. This year was extra special because a grant from Springboard for the Arts paid for everyone’s hotel rooms. Thank you Springboard!