MWW alum and MWW Plus member Karol Lagodzki recently joined the staff of Streetlight Magazine (www.streetlightmag.com) as an outreach coordinator. Streetlight is a small-to-mid-size literary and arts magazine which started as a print publication in the Charlottesville, VA, area, but has since migrated entirely to the web.
As outreach coordinator, Karol defines one of his roles as providing writers with resources and with references to resources available elsewhere. This includes Streetlight’s own literary contests and opportunities to get published, as well as external resources for improving one’s craft and marketing finished work.
Since Karol enjoyed his first experience at MWW16 so much, he asked to interview me so that Streetlight’s readers could learn more about Midwest Writers and the enduring benefits it offers.
After I attended the Midwest Writers Workshop this summer, I made a vow to write about it. I had gone to other writing conferences, but this one felt different. Warmer, helpful. Permanent. As a dutiful outreach coordinator whose mission is to offer writers opportunities to publish and improve their craft, I reached out to Jama Kehoe Bigger, the long-term director of the workshop.
Jama didn’t disappoint. The warmth and enthusiasm which will envelop you as you read on is the same whether conveyed in writing, from a podium or in a conversation.
Read the interview here.