Bloomington Writers Festival & Fair

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 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd Bloomington MN 55431  See map

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Bloomington Theatre and Art Center


Contact Person:  Kate Pettit, 952-835-5227

There's nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith

Local  Graphic Designer, Lisa Olson of Fat Cat Art Studio LLC appears in Bloomington, MN  Writers Festival and Book Fair Saturday, March 23.

Lisa’s been in the printing and advertising industry for over 20 years, establishing Fat Cat Art Studio in 2006 after a tenure in the print, advertising and corporate creative world. Her primary areas of focus have been: education, corporate and franchise health care, snack food, building and remodeling, non-profit, and greenhouse industries. Fat Cat Art Studio is located in the city of Inver Grove Heights, a part of the Twin Cities Metro Area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a member of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce. If you’d like to get quality graphic design by a top-notch professional behind your marketing efforts, call my office at (763) 498-1282 or email me at info@fatcatartstudio.com. Check out her website at www.fatcatartstudio.com.

Lisa will be available to discuss book cover design and have work to review, along with books to purchase by some of the local authors she has worked with. 

10th annual Bloomington Writers Festival and Book Fair on Saturday, March 23, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, at Bloomington Art Center, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington. MN.

The 10th annual Bloomington Writers Festival and Book Fair offers authors and aspiring writers workshops and panels that explore the opportunities for improving their writing skills and options for getting published,  March 22-23, at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.

This year’s keynote speaker is author Tom Hegg, creator of the best-selling book, A Cup of Christmas Tea. Tom Hegg also leads a special 1-day writing workshop  on Friday, March 22 from 10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. called Theater Games and Writing Strategies. In this four hour workshop, Tom Hegg shares with participants strategies and techniques for breaking free of writing blocks and gaining methods to help with the development of their ideas.  The workshop, ($100), is limited to 20 participants of all ability levels.

Saturday’s Festival opens at 9:30 with Tom Hegg’s Keynote address ($15) on the topic, “This Writer’s Life”, followed by workshops and panels ($13) from 11:00 to 5:00 that cover topics such as getting started writing, telling your story, getting your book published and how to market and sell your work. For workshop descriptions and and registration information go to www.btacmn.org or call 952-563-8575.

The Book Fair, 10:30 – 3:30 is FREE and open to the public:  Every day 800 books are published in the United States, and if you love to read, write or talk about books, you will find many authors and books on a wide range of subject at the Book Fair. It is a great place to meet local authors, hear readings from their books, find the next good read for your book club or just browse.  More than 100 authors and resource people will be available to discuss how they wrote their book, the publishing process, other facets of writing and publishing. Authors will be selling and signing books at the event.

One attendee said, “Everyone was so helpful, the information well presented, and I felt like I had the opportunity to learn and meet so many superb resources that I’ll need for my future writing endeavors:  editors, cover designers, book formatters, publishers, and professionals who told me how to promote myself and my book. Most of all, I learned some things NOT to do that would have cost me time and money.” 


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