Mark Your Calendar: July 20-22, 2017

L.A. Pittenger Student Center, 2000 W. University Avenue

Ball State University, Muncie, IN

MWW Ongoing

MWW now offers Online Courses to “help writers become published authors.”

Check out MWW Ongoing!

Courses Now Available:

      • It’s Time to Start Your Novel, taught by Cathy Day. Prepare for NaNoWriNo! Starts October 1.
      • Make Your Online Writing (and Social Media) Pay, taught by Jane Friedman. Starts October 10.

About #mww

The mission of MWW is to give all writers the opportunity to improve their craft, to associate with highly credentialed professionals, and to network with other writers.

Our annual summer conference offers 45+ different instructional sessions with top quality faculty on everything from fiction to nonfiction, marketing, and ways to get your creative juices flowing. Part I focuses on genre-specific intensive sessions. Part II is packed with sessions on the craft of writing and the business of writing. We also offer online courses to “help writers become published authors.”

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What Others Have To Say…

Daniel José Older

“Being part of the Midwest Writers Workshop was a transformative experience. So many passionate, excited, creative people, so much wonderful energy and knowledge!”

Daniel José Older@djolder
Ashley C. Ford

“I’ve had the MOST fun teaching at #MWW16. I started out interning at this conference, and now I’m teaching a five-hour writing intensive?! Wow.”

Ashley C. Fordwriter, editor, and public speaker
Brooks Sherman

“The Midwest Writers Workshop remains at the top of my list of favorite conference experiences. The focused curriculum, helpful staff, and welcoming participants all make this one of the best organized writing events I’ve yet seen.”

Brooks ShermanThe Bent Agency
John Gilstrap

“Over the years, I’ve participated in more conferences than I can count, but time after time, Midwest Writers Workshop ranks among the best of the best. The students are anxious to learn, the faculty comes to teach, and the result is electrifying.

John Gilstrapauthor of Jonathan Grave thriller series
Jane Friedman

“Midwest Writers Workshop is a very special place for writers. I’ve been speaking and attending its sessions for nearly 15 years, and the sense of community and support is outstanding. It has played a role in launching numerous successful author careers—unsurprising, since it works so thoughtfully to fulfill its mission of helping writers flourish and be their best selves.”

Jane Friedman20 years in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers
Tom Williams

“I’ll go just about anywhere to talk about the agony and ecstasy of writing fiction, but I’ve found the standard of excellence against which all writers conferences will be measured: the Midwest Writers Workshop in the Ball State University campus in Muncie, Indiana. Not only is the hospitality without peer, the staff is professional, the participants lively and whip-smart, the faculty engaging and edifying. Wanna believe that people still love to write and read? Come to Muncie!”

Tom Williamsauthor of Don’t Start Me Talkin’, and Among The Wild Mulattos & Other Tales, named a 2015 Great Read by NPR.

MWW: Equipping Writers


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