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June 2022 Newsletter

Hello Summer - June 2022 ICAN Newsletter I can hardly believe that we are already half way through June!!! I hope each of you have been inspired by the changing seasons. But if you have found yourself with a lack of inspiration or motivation, here is a fun little writing experiment inspired by Not A Wake by Michael Keith. Write down your phone number (123-456-7891) or any set of numbers really. Write out a poem or story counting out the letters to compose words corresponding with the letters. For example "I" has one letter, "am" has two letters, and so on. I hope you have fun! A note from Kimbre: Hello ICANner's! I hope the start to your summer has been blessed. Summer's are busy, which can make it difficult to keep your social media presence consistent. One way to help prevent inconsistency is to schedule your posts ahead of time. Another way is to make a post on social accounts letting your audience know that your summer is full of fun, so you might not be on as much. And as always, utilizing cross posting between your different socials can help alleviate that stress too.

​ICAN BOOK RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENTS If you released a new book (or a new format of a previously released book) during the prior month or if you will do so within this current month, please provide the following information within the body of an email and email it to our ICAN director Mary Vinecore at: AuthorMaryVine@gmail.com. ICAN will announce book releases on the Idaho Creative Authors Network Facebook page each month. We look forward to helping you get the word out and celebrating your book.

​Book Title: Book Genre: Format available (print, E-book, audio, other): Link to Purchase: Short description (limit 100 words): Where can the author be found online (please provide links): Please also attach a jpg file of your book’s FRONT cover

Recapping the Writers Retreat What a wonderful day we had in April at Givens Hot Springs. We were blessed to have so many attendees. Watching the passion and zeal that each of you have for your art was inspiring to us. We want to congratulate our winners one more time: Fiction - Marianne Nonfiction - Louise Poetry - Louise Memoir - Louise Bible Study - Louise Children's Fiction - Kyra

Coffee Chats This summer we want to be around the valley more, so make sure you are paying attention to the location of each months coffee chat! June 17th at 10am: Awakenings Coffee - 10650 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83709 July 29th at 10am: Cappuccino Cowgirl at 202 East Grove Avenue in Parma August TBA

Group Book Signing We look forward to being back in person for our annual local authors book signing. Continue to watch our social for the announcement of date and location.

Fall Writing Conference The ICAN directors have been working hard as they start putting together the 2022 Fall Writers Conference. We will be announcing the date, location, and cost soon.

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