Founded in 1984, MIPA exists today as a vibrant professional non-profit association that serves the upper-Midwest independent publishing community through education, networking and peer recognition. It hosts the Annual Midwest Book Awards competition for excellence in books. MIPA is proud to be a regional affiliate of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). MIPA members are national award winners, publishers of regional and national books, experienced book designers, editors, indexers, and publicists, innovative entrepreneurs, and publishers and authors of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, food, travel, inspiration, and many other topics. They are people who love what they’re doing, want to share what they know, and want to learn more. Visitors are welcome to the meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month. Social hour at 6; program starts at 6:30 pm. See website for details about speakers and to read informative articles and learn how you can join and support this work. www.MIPA.org
Beaver’s Pond Press has guided nearly 1,000 authors in all genres through the publishing process. As a mentoring press, we work with and for our authors to achieve the greatness we know is within reach. Please visit our website to learn more about our company and services, and what we can do to help you achieve your dream of publication. For more information visit: www.beaverspondpress.com.
TRISTAN Publishing is dedicated to creating extraordinary books of the highest quality that share a message. Whether it is a message of hope, gaining life perspective or learning how to let go, our quest is to produce books that make a difference in people’s lives. TRISTAN is also the home of Waldman House Press, a long-standing quality press also dedicated to creating exquisite books. Some of our titles include A Cup of Christmas Tea, The Next Place, …and she sparkled, PEEF the Christmas Bear and I Am Amazed. Please explore our website to learn more about TRISTAN and our mission of creating high quality books with a message. http://www.tristanpublishing.com
Bloomington Theatre and Art Center (BTAC) exists to enrich the cultural fabric of the communities we serve by providing high quality performing arts, visual arts, and arts education programs, and welcoming and nurturing talent. We are pleased to support the Literary Council’s leadership in serving our community’s many aspiring and established writers through the 10th Annual Writers’ Festival and Book Fair. For more information about BTAC, please visit www.btacmn.org.