MWW Ongoing Midwest Writers just experienced a successful Super Mini-conference, July 27-28, and while we’re planning our next events, we’re also continuing our mission to help writers improve their writing with our online courses. MWW Ongoing is a series of courses taught by award-winning writing instructors, and everything happens online. From the convenience of your […]
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Too often workshop participants get fired up about their writing while attending conferences, but then their enthusiasm dissipates when they go home and are confronted with job and family obligations. But, guess what?! The faculty members of the MWW Super mini-conference (coming in 2 weeks — July 27-28!) are presenting an opportunity aimed at keeping […]
Meet Mini-conference faculty Barbara Shoup! Barbara Shoup is the author of eight novels, including An American Tune, Wish You Were Here, and Looking for Jack Kerouac and the co-author of Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process. Her short fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous small magazines, as well as in The […]
Join us for this one-hour look at what MWW can do for you! Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kennedy Branch Library 1700 W. McGalliard Road Muncie, Indiana 47304 For forty-five years Midwest Writers Workshop has nurtured aspiring and accomplished writers, helping them to improve their craft and achieve their publishing goals […]
Meet Mini-conference faculty Lou Harry! Lou Harry has written for more than fifty publications ranging from The Sondheim Review to This Old House and from Variety to Men’s Health. His books are as wide ranging, including The High-Impact Infidelity Diet: A novel (Random House and optioned by Warner Bros.), Creative Block (Running Press), Kid Culture (Cider Mill Press) and the novelization of the awful movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Penguin). […]
That’s the question J. Brent Bill will discuss in his hands-on, small class session on Friday morning at MWW’s Super Mini-conference: Writing from the Heart: Soulful Creativity – That’s the kind of writing that makes Anne Lamott’s essays, Phil Gulley’s Harmony tales, and Barbara Brown Taylor’s memoirs so appealing. Brent Bill’s own writing has been described […]
What will you discover about yourself and your writing when you come to the Super mini-conference? MWW Board member and poet Michael Brockley shared his thoughts… Writing from the Dreamscape and Other Avenues toward Writing about What You Want to Know Although I am a poet, I try to put myself in positions to learn beyond […]
During the next few weeks building up to the Super Mini-conference (July 27-28, Ball State Alumni Center, Muncie, IN), we will feature interviews with our faculty members. If you write fiction, especially world building, you should think about registering for Maurice Broaddus’ Friday all-morning session “World Building: How to Out-Imagine Your Reader.” As Maurice explains, “Every story needs […]
Are you writing your first novel? If the answer is “YES,” then MWW Super Mini-conference has a session just for you! We are pleased to have Larry D. Sweazy returning to Midwest Writers Workshop for the Super Mini-conference this July 27-28 at the Ball State Alumni Center, Muncie, Indiana. Larry is an exceptional instructor, warm, […]
While MWW is working hard on its newly-minted nonprofit governance and its board recruitment (read our statement here), we’re also keeping in mind our mission to help writers reach their writing goals. This Craft + Community “Super Mini” is a dynamic day-and-a-half with a decidedly different structure-shorter, smaller, less expensive, and designed for writers of every level […]
The mission of MWW is to nurture aspiring and accomplished writers to improve their craft and achieve their publishing goals in a welcoming community.