Planning Committee

Director:

Jama award pic smallJama Kehoe Bigger has been involved with Midwest Writers Workshop for 30+ years and director since 2003. She works at Ball State University and also helps organize the Magna cum Murder crime writing festival. She is the author of Then Came a Miracle and blogs at www.jamakehoebigger.com. Follow her Happy Day Moment Page or Facebook or Twitter, Google+ .

Committee Members:

Sandi Baron

Mike BrockleyMichael Brockley is a poet and a member of the Midwest Writing Workshop planning committee. He participates in poetry, literary and artistic activities in central Indiana. You can connect with him on Facebook.

 

 

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Ashley C. Ford has has publications in PANK Literary Magazine, The Rumpus, BuzzFeed, and Indianapolis Monthly. She likes Kenny Loggins, ginger ale, and trees. She is writing a book. There’s more where that came from at AshleyCFord.com.

 

DennisEHensley2013 photoDennis E. Hensley, Ph.D., is the author of 54 books, the latest being Jesus in the 9 to 5 (AMG Publishers, 2013).  He has written eight textbooks on aspects of professional writing, including How to Write What You Love and Make a Living at It (Random House). He is a columnist for Christian Communicator and Advanced Christian Writer magazines. He is a recipient of the “Indiana University Award for Teaching Excellence” and the “Elizabeth Sherrill Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing and Speaking.” He has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Oxford University, York St. John University, Moody Bible Institute, and Regent University. His more than 3,000 freelance articles and short stories have appeared in People, Success, Reader’s Digest, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, USA Today, and The Cincinnati Enquirer, among many others.

Barbara Kehoe

Miller-HollyHolly G. Miller is a contributing editor to The Saturday Evening Post magazine, consulting editor to In Trust magazine and author of a dozen books including the bestselling textbook Feature and Magazine Writing. She has won writing awards from The Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Midwest Travel Writers, and the Society of American Travel Writers. She is a publication consultant to five public and private foundations.

 

Jeff PearsonPoet Jeffrey Owen Pearson has work published or forthcoming in So It Goes (from the Kurt Vonnegutt Library), Reckless Writing Anthology 2013Tipton Poetry Journal, and Maize. His chapbook Hawaii Slides was published by Pudding House Publications. He has written for the Open Door Clinic and the Facing Poverty Project in Muncie, the Indiana Poet Laureate 2013 Borderlands Project (Richmond) and the White River Festival in Indianapolis. He has been nominated for a Puschcart Prize.

Maye 2008Maye Ralston is an opinion columnist for The Sage News and contributes to Writing Heartland blog and the Midwest Writers Workshop blog in addition to volunteering with the MWW Planning Committee. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. You can also connect with her on FacebookLinkedInGoogle+, or Twitter @mayeralston.

CathyCathy Shouse is a journalist who has published hundreds of stories in newspapers and magazines. She is the author of Images of America: Fairmount, and prior to joining the planning committee where she is director of special events, she was named a MWW Fellow in Fiction for her romantic mystery novel. Connect on Facebook or @cathyshouse on Twitter.

 

Stanley_Kelly photoKelly O’Dell Stanley is full of doubt and full of faith, trying to make sense of it all through words. A graphic designer and writer, she’s always frazzled, always reading, always watching, always waiting to see what she can discover of her mighty God in this magnificent, busy, confusing, contradictory, glorious, upside down world. And she’s trying to learn patience as she waits for her first book, The Art of Praying Upside Down, to be released by Tyndale Momentum in 2015. @kellyostanley Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyODellStanley websites: kellyostanley.com and prayingupsidedown.com Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5602726-kelly-o-dell-stanley LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kellyostanley

Linda TaylorLinda Taylor is a thirty-year veteran of the publishing industry. She’s a writer, but has a special place in her heart for editing and proofreading.  She just completed her master’s degree in English at Ball State, serves on the MWW board, and teaches adjunct classes at Taylor University in the professional writing department. You can connect with her on LinkedIn (Linda Chaffee Taylor), Twitter @LindaEdits, and by way of her blog where she often writes about the wonderful worlds of writing, editing, and grammar!

Kelsey-192Kelsey Timmerman is the author of Where Am I Eating? and Where Am I Wearing? and the co-founder of the Facing Project. Whether in print or in person, he seeks to connect people around the world through stories. Blog / Twitter / Facebook

 

Advisory Members:

Cathy DayCathy Day is the author Comeback Season and The Circus in Winter, and she teaches creative writing at Ball State University. She blogs regularly at The Big Thing, and you can connect with her in a bunch of different ways at about.me.

 

Friedman, JaneJane Friedman is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest and has more than 15 years of experience as an editor, public speaker, and writing professor. Her newest initiative is Scratch magazine, a digital quarterly for writers about the intersection of writing and money. Find out more at JaneFriedman.com.

 

Matthew ClemensMatthew Clemens is a frequent collaborator with Max Allan Collins. Their 22nd novel together, Supreme Justice, will be released 7/1/14.  They have also written, comic books, graphic novels, short stories, a video game, and even mystery jigsaw puzzles.

www.matthewclemens.comwww.facebook.com/MatthewClemenswww.twitter.com/@chucktwain

 

Consulting Members:

Elizabeth Riddle, Ball State University, Chair of the Department of English

Adam R. Beach, Ball State University, Assistant Chair for Operations, Department of English

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