Three Great Writers Events presented by the BCAC Spoken Word Committee

Monday August 5th Reading & Book Release with Marsh Muirhead

Sparkling Waters Restaurant in Bemidji will be hosting a book release party and reception on Monday, August 5th, at 6:00 P.M. for Marsh Muirhead and his first published collection of haiku poetry, her cold martini. The event is sponsored by the BCAC’s Spoken Word Committee. Muirhead will read from his collection, discuss the history and practice of haiku, and answer questions about this small and sometimes misunderstood area of poetry. Reservations for the event are suggested and can be made by calling Sparkling Waters (444-3214) and mentioning the event. Copies of her cold martini will be available for sale and signing. There is no fee for the reading, and attendees can order drinks, appetizers, or dinner during or after the presentation.

Saturday August 17th – Writers Workshop with Marsh Muirhead – from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm “The Tip of the Tip of the Iceberg — the history and practice of haiku – – a discussion and workshop. It’s not seventeen syllables anymore!”

From the early Japanese masters, to the current practitioners of these simple yet difficult-to-write poems, we will discuss how haiku “mean,” what truths they reveal, how they are written.  Both novice and experienced writers are on equal footing in this area of poetry.

Saturday August 24th – Writers Workshop with Susan Carol Hauser from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – “Contracts & Copyright: Traditional, Self- and E-Publishing, & Publishing Services” (this is a repeat of the very popular workshop held in June during the Bemidji Library Book Festival.)

Whether you self-publish, use a publishing service or publish with a traditional press, you should understand your “intellectual property” (IP) rights. An introduction to rights, royalties, contracts, pitfalls, traps, advantages and other aspects of publishing rights and contracts, with additional information on seeking an agent or publisher.

For more information about these Spoken Word Events please go to our 2013 Spoken Word Page.

TO REGISTER – Pre-registration is required for all of the workshops. Fee: $40 for Adults / $20 for Students. Space is limited. For information or to register call (218) 444-7570 or email Hours are Tues. to Fri. 12 to 5pm and Sat. 10am to 2pm.