July 27-28 at the Ball State Alumni Center, 2800 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, Indiana.
Friday 8:30 am through Saturday 12:30 pm. {Just $199}

A dynamic day-and-a-half with a decidedly different structure—shorter, smaller, less expensive, with a strong emphasis on helping you reach your writing goals.

This MWW Craft + Community super mini is designed for writers of every level in their careers.

Whether you’re a published author or a novice exploring writing for the first time, you’ll find your place here, among teachers and fellow writers in a small group environment. It’s time to grow your network and nurture your identity as a writer. We have mentors to help.

Press the reset button.

At MWW Craft + Community, you’ll experience a day and a half—long enough to get away and refocus your energy on your writing, yet short enough to accommodate your busy schedule. Come enjoy the camaraderie and receive useful guidance!

This “super mini” offers eight in-depth, hands-on interactive, small class size sessions taught by experienced, accomplished, and professional faculty:

  • Maurice Broaddus – World Building: How to Out-Imagine Your Reader
  • Brent Bill: Writing from the Heart: Soulful Creativity
  • Matthew Clemens: Developmental Editing
  • Lucrecia Guerrero – From Where You Dream (five steps of writing through your senses)
  • Lou Harry: Nonfiction, Writing About Everything
  • Holly Miller: Manuscript Makeover
  • Barbara Shoup – YA: Think Like a Teenager
  • Larry D. Sweazy – Fiction, Writing Your First Novel

Our programming schedule focuses on key areas such as craft improvement, genre knowledge, finding critique partners, and forming writing support groups to help improve your writing. Get feedback from experts and friendly peers. Sharing your work and reading your work will allow you to pinpoint sagging plot lines, breaks in character and more. The give-and-take, along with honest feedback, is a win for all.

We’ll have fun activities to help you find a writing community. Writing is a solitary act, a leap of faith in which we work to bring the ideas in our head, our own experiences, our research and our true and imaginary tales to life on the page. Because we labor alone, we need a community of honest supporters who can help us to see what works in our stories and poems and what doesn’t.

MWW Craft + Community wants to give you that community. You’ll return home with new skills and insight into your writing. You’ll return home with new writing friends.

And there’s a space waiting for you.

Secure your spot today. Register here!

Scholarship application, here. (Deadline June 15)


Ball State Alumni Center
2800 W. Bethel Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304


Driving Directions


FAIRFIELD INN, 4011 W. Bethel Ave. ($99, includes hot breakfast. Call 765-282-6666 and mention Midwest Writers)

HOLIDAY INN, 4201 W. Bethel Ave. (Use this link. Put dates in first 7/26 or 7/27, then code for group rate of $119 will appear. Includes hot breakfast)

COURTYARD MARRIOTT, 601 S. High St. (use this link for the group rate of $124)

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