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Brainerd Writers Alliance to host author Hautala

Beth Hautala. From her website at

Brainerd Writers Alliance will present Beth Hautala, local author of "Waiting for Unicorns" and "The Ostrich and Other Lost Things," from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Sage on Laurel, 606 Laurel St., Brainerd.

Hautala will talk about writing fiction and the power of literature in daily life. She loves encouraging writers of all ages. Hautala will have books available for purchase at the event.

The event is free and open to the public, and children are welcome.

Hautala holds a degree in writing and rhetoric from Northwestern College. She lives with her husband and four children in northern Minnesota, where she strives to write stories that tie heart and imagination together.

The Brainerd Writers Alliance meets the third Saturday of each month at the Brainerd Public Library. Visit for member information.