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 Meetings

Midwest Fiction Writers meet on 

the second Saturday of every month

(except December).

Our typical schedule includes:

9:00 - 9:45  Critique / Craft Session

9:50 - 10:20  JoaN ($8 - $13)

 

If you have previously purchased the JoaN book,

we invite you to bring it along and join us as the author

talks about their Journey of a Novel (JoaN).

10:25 - 11:25  Business Meeting

11:30 - 12:30  Program

We meet at the Edina Community Center (Minneapolis).

2019 Meetings

November 9, 2019 - Edina Community Center - Room 351

Craft: Sherri Hildebrandt on Current Wedding Trends

JOAN: Liz Selvig on publishing a novella in a box set

Program: Anne-Marie Meyer of The Writing Gals

Election of new chapter board members.

December 8, 2019  

Members' Holiday Party - 2-5pm

See the Muse for location

2019 Past Meetings

January 12, 2019 - Edina Community Center

Craft - Lola Karns on navigating the new RWA website.

JoaN - Bewitching the Beast by Tamara Hughes

Program - A panel of published authors shared their publishing stories and answered writing/publishing questions.

February 9, 2019 - Edina Community Center

Craft - Jody Vitek on creating your own promotional materials. 

JoaN - Irresistible by Tara Vasser.

Program - LGBTQ panel on writing realistic LGBTQ characters.

March 9, 2019 - Cancelled due to severe weather.

April 13, 2019 - Wood Lake Nature Center

Craft - Michel Prince on plotting for pantsers.

JoaN - Felyn's Curse by Nancy Holland.

Program - Haans Vitek from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department.

May 11, 2019 - Cancelled.

MFW members promoted our chapter at our booth at the first annual Minneapolis "WordPlay" festival, hosted by the Loft Literary Center. 

 

June 8, 2019 - Edina Community Center 

Craft - Round-table discussions of various business and craft topics.

JoaN - Ink All Night by Michel Prince.

Program - Miranda Darrow on plotting using Lisa Cron's Story Genius method.

July 13, 2019 - Edina High School

Craft - Tamara Hughes on writing book synopses for queries and back cover blurbs.

JoaN - Between Fracture Lines by Julien Bradley.  

Program - Aaron Preusse from The Fake Fighting Company on choreographing fight scenes.

 

August 10, 2019 - Edina High School

Discussion of the RWA national conference in New York City in July. 

September 14, 2019 - Edina Community Center

Craft and Program - Jody Vitek on creating an author website.

JoaN - Pried by J L Wilson

October 12, 2019 - Edina Community Center - Room 351

Craft: Tamara Hughes will lead a discussion on what programs and craft sessions members want to see in 2020 and Andy Dunn will talk about preparing for NaNoWriMo.

Program: Dylann Crush on Facebook Ads