Heartland Poets, an area chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, will meet for their regular monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the large room of the Brainerd Public Library.

Poets will open the meeting by reading their favorite poems at the podium. Participants should bring copies of two poems (chosen from their poems or others).

Following this, poets will discuss upcoming conferences and writing/publishing opportunities for writers. Attendees should bring information to the meeting to share and discuss.

Heartland Poets encourages new work, by sharing poems-in-progress. Copies are helpful so members can better appreciate the creativity and effort demonstrated in writing each poem.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The regular monthly meeting will be held Nov. 6, same time and place.