Heartland Poets, an area chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, holds monthly meetings the first Saturday of the month from September-May.

A meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the large room of the Brainerd Public Library. Since the group kicks off the meeting by sharing poems at the podium, poets are encouraged to bring their polished poems and published favorites of others to share at the podium.

Then poets will discuss upcoming poetry events and opportunities, including the fall LOMP meeting held every October in the Minneapolis area. Afterward, poets may share their poems-in-progress with the group. Bringing copies of one or two poems is advised so members can best appreciate your efforts.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.