Come meet author Cole Lavalais … Cole Lavalais’ work can be found in the Chicago Tribune, Obsidian, Apogee, Warpland, Tidal Basin Review, Aquarius Press, and others. Her novel, Summer of the Cicadas, was published by Willow Books in 2016. She is a fellow of the Kimbilio Center for Black Fiction, VONA and the Callaloo Writing Workshops. She’s been […]
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Meet YA author Ashley Hope Pérez Ashley is a critically acclaimed author of young adult novels and teaches world literatures at The Ohio State University. Her most recent novel Out of Darkness received a Printz Honor Award for Literary Excellence and won the 2016 Tomás Rivera Book Award and the 2016 Américas Award. It was also named […]
Meet MWW19 faculty member Bryan Furuness! Bryan Furuness is the author of The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson, a novel. His next novel, Do Not Go On, will come out in the winter of 2019. With Michael Martone, he is the co-editor of Winesburg, Indiana, an anthology. His next anthology, My Name was Never Frankenstein: And Other Classic Adventure Tales Remixed, will […]
We look forward to welcoming Mary Carter – a Chicago-based, bestselling novelist and workshop leader at the Chicago Writer’s Loft – to MWW19 this July. Mary’s works have been translated into a number of languages and include: Home With My Sisters, London From My Windows, Meet Me in Barcelona, Three Months in Florence, The Things I […]
An all-day bootcamp to help authors sort through various strategies, tools, and opportunities available and what makes sense at this point in time for the next stage of their careers Midwest Writers board member Dianne Despain (writing as Dianne Drake for Harlequin), who got her start at MWW in 1993 and now has 57 books […]
Have a book manuscript in progress? Get help for your first 10 pages! As part of our July 25-27 MWW19 conference, we’re offering six intensive, hands-on intensive sessions., one of which is Holly Miller’s Manuscript Makeover. Here’s the description: Manuscript Makeover: All Genres – This interactive intensive is designed for those fiction and nonfiction writers who are […]
Literary agent JL Stermer wants to hear your pitches! JL is adding to her nonfiction list in both YA and adult categories with smart pop-culture, health & wellness, self-help, comedy/satire, fashion, memoir and more. She’s also growing her fiction list (a bit more selectively) and is looking for adult and YA: coming-of-age, humor, dark and edgy stories, and across the board she […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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