Entries by Midwest Writers

Explore how to live a more creative life | with Melissa Fraterrigo | MWW19

Meet fiction author Melissa Fraterrigo Melissa Fraterrigo is the author of the novel  Glory Days  (University of Nebraska Press, 2017) which was named one of the Best Fiction Books of 2017 by the  Chicago Review of Books ; she is also the author of the short story collection  The Longest Pregnancy  (Livingston Press). Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in more than forty […]

Pitch to Joanna MacKenzie at the MWW Agent Fest

Meet Joanna MacKenzie, literary agent with Nelson Literary Agency   Joanna MacKenzie joined Nelson Literary Agency in 2017 and is building a list of adult titles in the areas of mystery, thriller, and commercial women’s fiction as well as select young adult passion projects. She loves creepy islands, mysteries set in close-knit communities (if those communities happen […]

5 ways to rock your writing

Registration for MWW19 is now available! Here are FIVE ways to rock your writing by coming to MWW19, July 25-27, 2019: ENJOY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES This is a chance to find your tribe. Network between or during sessions, over lunch, and of course at the evening activities.   GET MENTORED BY THE BEST Learn from a […]

Pitch to Brenna English-Loeb at the MWW Agent Fest!

Meet Brenna English-Loeb, literary agent with Transatlantic Literary Agency   Brenna English-Loeb comes to the Transatlantic Literary Agency after working for several years at Janklow & Nesbit Associates and Writers House, where she had the pleasure of working with New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors across multiple genres. At TLA she’s excited to grow her list […]

Pitch to Savannah Brooks at the MWW Agent Fest

Meet Savannah Brooks, literary agent with Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency Savannah Brooks joined the Jennifer De Chiara team in 2018, after interning for a year and a half. She’s a nonfiction MFA candidate at Hamline University and earned her BS in marketing management from Virginia Tech. As well as agenting, she works as an editor at Red […]

Pitch to literary agent Noah Ballard at the MWW Agent Fest!

Meet Noah Ballard, literary agent with Curtis Brown, Ltd.  Noah Ballard is an agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. He studied creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and began his career in publishing at Emma Sweeney Agency. Noah focuses on literary fiction, short story collections and narrative non-fiction, including memoir, journalism and pop culture. Noah has appeared at […]

Taxes for Writers | MWW Ongoing course

Are you earning money from your writing? Do you need help with tax deductions and record keeping? If you answered YES, then this MWW Ongoing course is for you! Author and CPA Carol Topp claims she can explain federal income tax, self-employment tax and sales tax in clear English. Let’s hear her try! She will explain […]

MWW Agent Fest, May 10-11, 2019

Prepare. Pitch. Publish. #preppitchpub You want agents. We’ve got agents. MWW Agent Fest: May 10-11, 2019 Friday 1:00 pm through Saturday 4:30 pm. {$249 / $289 after 4/1/19} Here’s an opportunity to pitch your book directly to vaunted agents in search of new voices! Advocate for your book in a high-energy environment, and you might just […]

New Board, New Vision

From the minutes of the 8 January, 2019 MWW Board meeting Welcome to the new board members: Julie Tuttle Davis; Dianne Despain; Maria Williams-Hawkins; Lylanne Musselman, Marissa Rose; Angelia Stone; Larry Sweazy Returning board members: Jeff Pearson, Kelsey Timmerman Returning Executive Director: Jama Kehoe Bigger Because Jeff has been acting as the interim board president, […]

2019 MWW Programs

For 2019, Midwest Writers Workshop continues its mission to nurture aspiring and accomplished writers to improve their craft and achieve their publishing goals in a welcoming community. If one of your goals for 2019 is to improve your writing, mark your calendar with these dates to start working on it: May 10 & 11, and July 25-27! Hit […]