Join us at the Midwest Writers Workshop 50th Conference!

For our 50th celebration, we are offering a hybrid conference with TWO registration options.

IN-PERSON: Wednesday, July 19 – Saturday, July 22, 2023

VIRTUAL: Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22, 2023

FREE MWW Homecoming Day

On July 19th, from 12 pm to 8 pm, MWW welcomes a slate of bestselling and award winning alums to teach sessions on the craft of writing, sign books, and celebrate our 50th anniversary. Throughout the Homecoming Day, panelists, attendees, and community activists will focus on why “Writing Matters” to each of us, our communities, and our society.

This one-day event, hosted at the Ball State Alumni Center, is free and open to the public thanks to a grant from Indiana Humanities. Registration is required and limited to the first 100 who register.

Agent Fest Online 2023

Mark your calendar! MWW Agent Fest Online 2023: November 1-4, 2023. Wednesday 10:00 am, ET through Saturday 5:00 pm, ET. {Cost: $199}

This year’s Midwest Writers Workshop Agent Fest will again be held online (using video conference technology).  Advocate for your book in a high-energy environment, and you might just become another MWW success story. Connect with literary agents who are actively searching for the next big thing across all genres including fiction, nonfiction, young adult and more.

MWW Writing Services

MWW Writing Services connects writers to trained experts in the field to help them to improve their writing with relationship-based, craft-centered guidance. The Manuscript Evaluation opportunity during our summer workshops has been so popular over the years that we wanted to develop this online connection.

MWW Writing Services will help writers in fiction genres (general, literary, mystery, thrillers, young adult, middle grade, women’s, etc.), and nonfiction, as well as query letters and synopses.

Gift Certificates

Every writer wants to get better, and the best way to do that is in a supportive, welcoming community. That’s why Midwest Writers Workshop offers gift certificates in any amount. Nudge the writer in your life to take that next step.

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The mission of Midwest Writers Workshop is to nurture aspiring and accomplished writers to improve their craft and achieve their publishing goals in a welcoming community.

What Others Have To Say…

John Gilstrap author of Jonathan Grave thriller series

“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.

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.”

Lori Rader-Day, Edgar Award-nominated and Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author

“Midwest Writers Workshop has been with me my entire career, nudging me forward and helping me discover what kind of writer I was supposed to be, and then helping me reach my writing and publishing goals.”

Ashley C. Ford author of memoir, Somebody’s Daughter

“I’ve had the MOST fun teaching at #MWW. I started out interning at this conference, and then to teach a five-hour writing intensive! Wow.”