Change in MWW Meeting Location

A theater group will be using the Festaal Banquet Room on the following three Wednesdays: Wed Aug 23, Wed Aug 30, and Wed Sep 6 of 2017.  Meetings for those three nights will be moved to the separate dining area on the far side of the bar. An off site location (Whittier Park Recreation Center) a few blocks west on 26th Street, will be discussed at the next meeting Wednesday, August 16.

Member Book Signing

Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson
Convoluted Tales, a collection of wry short stories by Workshop member Jim Johnson, is now available in print. A book release wingding will be held at the Columbia Heights Library. Drunkards are welcome, says Jim, but must “encase the beverage inside their bodies.” He did not specify whether inside or outside their containers, so apparently it doesn’t matter.
Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2017
Time: 11 am
Place:  Columbia Heights Library, 3939 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights 55421

Member Publishes on Mass Murder

John-Ivan Palmer
John-Ivan Palmer
“Magnetic Reality: Setting the Stage for Mass Murder in School,” a personal essay by Workshop member John-Ivan Palmer, is now available in Vector Magazine ( Included is the author’s account of meeting Jeff Weise under a “Hickeys Will Not Be Tolerated” sign in Red Lake Indian Reservation High School. Eighteen months later Weise murdered nine people at the same school.
“Whether he was in a ‘trance state’ during his murder spree is a matter of speculation. Whether he was in what’s called ‘baseline consciousness’ is equally speculative.”


Ted King & Bukowski

Ted King
Ted King

Workshop member TED KING will be one of the featured poets at Carol Connoly’s Readings by Writers at the University Club in St. Paul. The theme is Charles Bukowski, the prolific writer and drunken loafer who began his career in 1940s LA. He is best known for writing the autobiographical screenplay for Barfly (1987).

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: University Club 
420 Summit Ave
St Paul MN 55102
Cost: Free
Other poets will include Tom Cassidy, Danny Klecko, Mark Berriman, Erica Christ, and Willie Murphy.
This is always a well-attended event so get there early for a seat.