When

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT
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Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 12:30 PM EDT

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Where

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

Facility is handicapped accessible.

FREE PARKING AT SCHEUMANN FOOTBALL STADIUM
 
Driving Directions 

HOTEL INFORMATION

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)

Contact

Jama Bigger 
Midwest Writers Workshop 
765-282-1055 
midwestwriters@yahoo.com 
 

MWW Super Mini-conference 

“MWW Super Mini-conference” -- July 27-28, Ball State Alumni Center, Muncie, Indiana. Friday 8:30 am - Saturday 12:30 pm. 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. MWW Craft + Community super mini is designed for all writers! {Just $199}

FRIDAY, July 27

8:30 am – Arrive, registration, get acquainted. Participants write their dream on an index card given at registration and to turn them in at lunch.

9:00 am-12:00 pm In-depth/hands-on sessions [CHOOSE ONE; check website for full descriptions of sessions]

  • Holly Miller: Manuscript Makeover  [Limit 15]
  •  Matthew Clemens: Developmental Editing  [Limit 15.]
  • J. Brent Bill: Writing from the Heart: Soulful Creativity 
  • Lou Harry: Nonfiction, Writing About Everything  
  • Larry D. Sweazy: Fiction, Writing Your First Novel 
  • Barbara Shoup: Think Like a Teenager 
  • Lucrecia Guerrero: From Where You Dream 
  • Maurice Broaddus: World Building: How to Out-Imagine Your Reader 

12:15-1:15 pm -- LUNCH & LEARN—BOXED LUNCH: provided [Fellowship/network, learn about each other]

1:30-2:45 pm – CHOOSE ONE

  • Lou Harry: Creating Life on the Stage
  • Matthew Clemens: Nuts and Bolts: A Checklist of Things Beginning Writers Think They Already Know
  • Brent Bill: Good News: Writing for the Spiritual Market
  • Barbara ShoupWriting Your Life

3:00-4:15 pm – CHOOSE ONE

  • Lucrecia Guerrero: Writing Your Culture
  • Larry D. Sweazy: The Thrills and Chills of a Great Mystery
  • Maurice Broaddus: Characterization Through Dialogue

5:00-6:30 pm DINNER: [optional, $15]

Barb Shoup: Only Connect. Community-building exercise. Community Building: what do you want from a writing community?

6:30-9:00 pm

  • Open Mic.: First Two Pages/3 minutes
  • Writing Contest!
  • Talkabouts – fostering community, connecting people; Finding Your Tribe: critique partners/readers

SATURDAY, July 28

8:30-9:30 am -- "Wake up" speaker -- Larry Sweazy: What's Your Dream? (interviewed by Matthew Clemens)

9:45-10:45 am -- Cross-genre session. Genre mixer. “Push the Envelope” Session – ALL FACULTY

READING: MIC 2.0

11:00-12:30pm -- Ask-A-Pro Session – ALL FACULTY