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Meet ‘crafters of the word’ at River City Days
Jul 29, 2011 | 1059 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
“You can’t sign a kindle! Twitters can’t speak!” notes local writer Laurel Means, with the Local Writers Group.

The Local Writers Group has organized its first booth at River City Days. Writers will also be giving presentations across the street at the Moravian Church.

“You’ll be amazed at their wide range of topics – from mystery to fiction – to memoires – to journalism,” said Means, who invites the public to browse their books and listen to their stories.

Participants include writers from the large Chanhassen/Chaska Writers Group, organized August 2009 at the initiative of Lori Blatzheim, assisted by Unsie Zuege, with the Chanhassen Villager, and Kathy Perschmann, with the Chanhassen Library.

The group holds regular monthly meetings, led by the Chaska Library’s Angela Hunt, and Chris Lemke, on the third Saturday morning of each month. The meetings attract “some 40 writers and speakers, both fledgling and published,” Means said. The goal is to encourage writing through shared ideas and support.

“And now, in partnership with other authors throughout Carver County, including those who are members of the Arts Consor-tium of Carver County, the booth will offer a dazzling display of local talent and enthusiasm. Writers are crafters of the word and the heart – come, meet them at [booth] No. 52," Means said.

Local Writers Group

Local writers will be speaking and signing books at a Local Writers Group booth in City Square Park from 3-9 p.m., Friday, July 29 and 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, July 30. Speakers will also be giving presentations at the Moravian Church, across the street from the booth.

Booth Schedule

Friday, July 29:
3-5 p.m., Laurel Means, Ryan Travis, Brian Busch; 5-7 p.m., Lori Blatzheim; 7-9 p.m., Jan Dunlap.

Saturday, July 30: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan Dunlap, Diane Lynch; 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Laurel Means; 1-3 p.m., Joyce Ostlund, Larry Christianson; 3-5 p.m., Alicia Williams; 5-7 p.m., Mark Nelson; 7-9 p.m., Laurel Means and others.

Moravian Church schedule

Friday, July 29:
4 p.m., Lori Blatzheim; 4:30, Unsie Zuege; 5 p.m., Laurel Means.

Saturday, July 30: 12 p.m., Laurel Means; 12:25 p.m., Larry Christianson; 4 p.m. Joyce Ostlund; 4:45 p.m., Mike Huang.

More info: Angela Hunt at the Chaska Library, (952) 448-3886

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