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Jessica Strawser’s sessions are FULL of takeaways!

Meet award-winning author Jessica Strawser at MWW21 Jessica Strawser is editor-at-large for Writer’s Digest, where as editorial director she became known for her in-depth interviews with such talents as David Sedaris and Alice Walker. She is the author of the book club favorites Almost Missed You, named to Barnes & Noble’s Best New Fiction shortlist; Not That I Could Tell, a Book of the […]

“You CAN improve your writing skills,” says Angela Jackson-Brown

Meet award-winning author Angela Jackson-Brown Angela Jackson-Brown is an award-winning writer, poet and playwright who teaches Creative Writing and English at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She is a graduate of Troy University, Auburn University and the Spalding low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing. She has published her short fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and poetry in […]

My First Jane Friedman Course

By Leah Lederman Why You Need to Sign Up for Jane Friedman’s MWW One-Day, March 27, 2021 I met Ms. Friedman in person at a workshop held by the Indiana Writer’s Center at Marian University in 2019. Now, I’ve come across celebrities. I once passed Steve Harvey at the Detroit Metro Airport baggage claim at […]

Attend How to Get Published with Jane Friedman

MWW Virtual One-Day Conference with Jane Friedman How to Get Published: Traditional, Self, and Everything in Between Saturday, March 27, 2021 Morning Session (10:30 am – 12:00 pm EST) Traditional Publishing Afternoon Session (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm EST) Self-publishing (and alternatives like hybrid publishing) Cost: $79 early bird; $99 after February 28 In this […]

Still time! Pitch fiction to Amy Stapp at Agent Fest!

Amy is one of eight literary agents participating in the MWW Agent Fest Online, November 18-21. Amy Stapp received her BA from Samford University and MA from Georgia State University before beginning her publishing career at Macmillan, where she was an editor for seven years and had the privilege of working with numerous New York Times and USA Today bestselling […]

Pitch fiction & nonfiction to Jolene Haley at Agent Fest!

Jolene Haley is one of eight literary agents participating in the MWW Agent Fest Online, November 18-21. Check out Jolene’s Wish List! Broad range of MG and YA: especially contemporary, mystery, magical realism, romance, and horror. Adult fiction: commercial women’s fiction, romance (all subgenres), mystery/crime, horror, and immersive literary fantasies. Nonfiction: lifestyle, health, wellness, self-help, […]

Pitch fiction & nonfiction to Latoya Smith at Agent Fest Online!

Latoya is one of eight literary agents participating in the MWW Agent Fest Online, November 18-21. Latoya C. Smith started her editorial career as an administrative assistant to New York Times bestselling author, Teri Woods at Teri Woods Publishing while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at Temple University. She graduated Cum Laude from Temple in August of 2005. She […]

Conversation with author Lara Ehrlich

Midwest Writers Workshop presents another installment of our “Conversation with an Author” series. MWW board member Lylanne Musselman talked with MWW alum Lara Ehrlich about her newly released book, her writing life and her MWW experience. Lara Ehrlich’s work been published in literary magazines, including F(r)iction, Hunger Mountain, and StoryQuarterly, and has been recognized with many awards and […]

Join us: MWW + Finish Strong for 2020

What a year 2020 has been, right?! We’re heading into the last three months of the year. How does that make you feel? Are you where you want to be with your writing goals? It’s a good time to dust off your writing goals for 2020 and see how you’re doing. Even in the midst […]