91.7 Grand Rapids | 90.5 Bemidji | 89.9 Brainerd
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Area Voices: Carissa Andrews, Writer

Carissa Andrews

Carissa Andrews lives in Crosslake, MN.  She's a graphic designer, a freelance writer, raises five kids and is a prolific author.  Andrews has published several books, both fiction and nonfiction.  She will facilitate a series of writing workshops this winter at the Brainerd Public Library aimed at helping teen and adult writers hone their craft, overcome self doubt and get their work both published and selling.  She  recently spoke with Area Voices host Katie Carter about her writing and how she fits it into her busy life. She even gave some helpful tips for folks who want to write something but find themselves as their biggest obstacle. Andrews also told us about  a unique kickstarter campaign she is involved in that is specific to authors.

Carissa Andrews' upcoming workshops are listed below.  Space is limited.  Registration is available within the links or by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574.  

1/31/19  5:30-7:30pm: Indie Writing Workshop: Author Platform - Be Ready to Engage

2/9/19 10:00am-noon: Indie Writing Workshop: Clean Your Mess - Polish Your Novel

2/12/19 5:30 - 7:30pm:  Indie Writing Workshop: Demystifying Self Publishing - ebook and Beyond

2/28/19 5:30 - 7:30pm: Indie Writing Workshop: Pick Yourself Up - Keep Your Book Selling

3/9/19 10:00am - noon: Indie Writing Workshop: Author Confidence Booster - How to Push Through Doubt

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.