As another year begins, so does longing for warm summer days of picnics, outdoor fun...and the annual Realm Makers writers conference in July.
Realm Makers is a community of Christian writers of science fiction and fantasy (speculative fiction). Christian fiction isn't everyone's cup of tea. Christian science fiction and fantasy? Alien, literally. But not at Realm Makers - there, you can happily discuss the subgenre you love and write, and you can experience a Christian community celebrating, like partying sardines, new novels of enchantments or far-off worlds and rewarding deserving stories. And to top it off, there is a cosplay competition on gala night.
Our November meeting is usually a writing and brain storming time in honor of NaNo
WriMo (National Novel Writing Month.) It is also when we have our elections.
Many thanks to (left to right) Gail Helgeson (treasurer), Laurie Lucking (secretary), Mollie Rushmeyer (VP) and Gabrielle Meyer (president) who have agreed to serve on the board for 2018.
Hmmm. Who's that lurking behind the Gabe mask? Maybe someone who writes intriguing YA sci fi although I didn't remember that body-switching came into the story.
We aren't all work at Minnesota NICE. Our August meeting is usually an outing of some sort. This year we took the Jonathan Padelford river boat from Harriet Island up the Mississippi almost to Fort Snelling. If you were along and posted pictures on another site, please post a link in the comments. And if you weren't along, we hope you'll join us next summer. In the meantime, join us for regular meetings (see schedule) and keep writing!
Our June meeting was an outing to the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul where gansters once reigned supreme. Erica Vetch wrote a great blog about it, so click over to Coffee Cups and Camisoles to read all about it.
Nineteen Niceies gathered May 1-3 for the first annual Minnesota Nice Writer’s Retreat. We met in the woods on a lake at Camp Lebanon, near Little Falls, Minnesota. No agenda. Just computers, fellow writers and of course, chocolate.
by LeAnne Hardy
NaNoNICE (The MN-NICE Version of NaNoWriMo) will be held at Stacy's house this Sunday, November 10.
Doors open at 3:00pm for those who want to get some serious writing done.
Official start for NaNoNICE is 5:00pm.
We're also holding elections for new Board officers. A brief meeting plust voting will take place at 6 pm.
Stacy will provide pulled pork sandwiches, coffee, and water. Those attending are asked to bring something to share - veggies, chips, fruit, chocolate, dessert,pop, etc.
Watch the MN NICE loop for Stacy's contact information.