June NorthWords includes:
- Notes from the Board Room
- 2022 Contest Winners
- Job Posting – Administrator LSW
- Literary Events
2022 Writing Contest Winners
Our Writing Contest is complete for this year, and we would like to thank everyone who submitted their work. We had many wonderful entries and would like to congratulate our winners.
This year’s winners circle includes:
- WINNER: Parker Sterling, “Résumé”
- Runner-Up: Ronnie Hess, “Sailing with Rick Barot’s ‘The Galleons’”
- Honorable Mention: Tim Moder, “Skin Is Borders”
- WINNER: Tim Strom, “Plywood Mansion”
- Runner-Up: Greg Opstad, “Wintering”
- Honorable Mention: Kim Waltman, “To Walk on Water”
Short Short Fiction
- WINNER: Lynn Watson, “Walk with Me”
- Runner-Up: Lynn Watson, “Paddle Boarding”
- Honorable Mention: Marlys Guimaraes, “The Call”
- WINNER: Paula Zwicke, “Migration”
- Runner-Up: Joan Farnam, “My Mother and Her Red-Leather Hat”
- Honorable Mention: Cary Griffith, “Bad Luck Fishing”
Visit https://lakesuperiorwriters.org/2022-writing-contest-winners/ to read the winning selections.
LSW Administrator Job Opening
Lake Superior Writers is searching for a new paid Administrator. The position includes putting out the monthly newsletter, assisting with the website, working with the bookkeeper for financial reporting, tracking membership and other administrative duties. The position requires about 20 hours/month.
This is a job that can be done primarily from home, but does require proximity to Duluth for collecting mail, banking and other local tasks.
Desired qualifications: Passionate member of the writing community, proficient in email, Excel and WordPress.
See this link for more details.
June 9, 16, 23 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm $90
This 3-session storytelling workshop explores the difficult physical and emotional presentation of romance, sexuality and physical intimacy in stories. What is cliche? What is too much? What is enough to make how we tell about that which we often avoid telling not offend or run roughshod of the rest of the story? Bring the story you are interested in, troubled by, want to tell and we’ll work on it together. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/339163526237
Check out our calendar for upcoming events, classes, and appearances at americanschoolofstorytelling.com Or follow us on social media: facebook.com/AmericanSchoolofStorytelling twitter.com/SchoolofStories instagram.com/americanschoolstorytelling
The 2022 North Beach Writers Retreat is more retreat, less workshop. We hope to offer rest, relaxation, time to write, and fellowship with other poets in a beautiful northern Minnesota setting. Please join us and other poets in a beautiful lakeside lodge August 13-17, 2022. For details, visit https://northbeachwritersretreat.com/retreats2022/
Writers/Creatives: Self-Directed Retreats on a magical Lake Superior 5-acre woodsy property. Month-by-month, some openings left for this Summer/Fall; two different units for 1 – 2. Special amenities/furnishings for your work; recommended by Sarah Stonich and Danielle Sosin. Single/shared occupancy (can share the month or split it). Please view all the details and photos on the FB Page, Writers/Creatives Self-Directed Retreats Contact Ramona: email@example.com
Great River Writers’ Retreat Contest: The Great River Writers Retreat winner is selected from an applicant pool of writers from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin across multiple genres, and allows the winner to spend a week working on a specific writing project they have underway. The retreat this year will be held at The Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island, IL from August 29th through September 4th, COVID-19 restrictions permitting. For more information visit http://www.mwcqc.org/contests/writers-retreat/
KUDOS – News about our members
Tim Moder’s poems “Helicopter String Quartet,” “One Man Clown Car” and “Thought Evoking Rebel Flag” were published in ShabdAaweg in the middle of May. https://shabd.aaweg.com/poems/three-poems-by-tim-moder/
Christine Mount’s poem “Let Us Consider” is a winner of the Environmental (In)justice Storytelling Contest sponsored by Saint Paul Almanac (SPA) and University of Saint Thomas Sustainable Communities. Her poem “1st grade report card note: ‘Too much daydreaming'” published on lyricality.org ‘Sunday Morning Lyicality’ on April 10th. Poems “Half-Naked in the Depths of Winter” and “Lace” accepted to the 2022 edition of ‘Spring Thaw Magazine,’ Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She is attending the Kimberly Blaeser workshop at the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference.
Naomi Musch’s newest book, Season of My Enemy (Heroines of WWII) releases from Barbour Publishing on June 1st: Travel back in time to WWII in the next installment in the Heroines of WWII series featuring the brave women of this daunting era. Perfect for the summer season, Season of My Enemy by Naomi Musch tells the heroic story of Fannie O’Brien as she steps up to the plate for the good of her family and her country. https://www.barbourbooks.com/season-of-my-enemy/ Available in all formats.
Victoria Lynn Smith’s short story “Fishing Around in the Dog Days of August” was published by Jenny (Spring 2022), a production of the Youngstown State University Student Literary Arts Association. https://www.jennymag.org
Marlene Wisuri was editor and designer of Special Issue #3 of Báiki: the International Sami Journal. The issue features the story of the Alaska Reindeer Project of 1894 and 1898 when Sami reindeer herders were hired by the U.S. government to teach reindeer husbandry to Alaska Natives. The issue is available from the Sami Cultural Center of North America. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Superior Writers Blog
Lake Superior Writers invites members to submit guest posts for possible inclusion on our blog. Please visit our blog information page for more details: https://lakesuperiorwriters.org/blog/blog-submission-guidelines/
Our blog currently features “Nurturing Creativity” by Doug Lewandowski https://lakesuperiorwriters.org/blog/