Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Ball State Alumni Center
2800 W. Bethel Ave
Muncie, IN 47306

Driving Directions


Midwest Writers has GROUP RATES at:

Courtyard by Marriott, downtown Muncie601 South High Street  Muncie  IN  47305. Book by 6/25/19.

Fairfield Inn (Marriott), 4011 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie (765) 282-6666. Last day to book: 7/1/19. [Mention Midwest Writers]

Best Western, 3011 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie (765) 282-0600

  • Book your group rate for Best Western
  • $101/night
  • Microwave, Non-Smoking, Refrigerator, Full Breakfast, High Speed Internet Access.

Holiday Inn Express, 4201 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie (765) 289-4678

  • Book your group rate for Holiday Inn Express
  • $119/night
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet, wifi, pool, and parking.


Jama Bigger 
Midwest Writers Workshop 

MWW 2020 Conference: ONE-day Intensives 

“MWW 2020 Conference: ONE-day Intensive” -- July 23, Ball State Alumni Center, 2800 W. Bethel Ave, Muncie, Indiana. MWW20 will allow you to connect with fellow writers and gain insight from award-winning authors who will help you move forward in your writing career, regardless of whether you’re currently a beginner or a veteran of several books.

On Thursday, we have options for everyone! We’re offering genre-specific learning sessions designed for writers serious about pursuing a given genre. You will spend the day with the instructor and other writers who share your interest. These small-group "Intensive" sessions are limited to small class sizes.

**If you are ready for email marketing, you can choose Jane Friedman's intensive session.

**Session to hone your first 10 pages! As many writers know, agents and editors won't give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact. If you haven't got them hooked by then, it's a safe bet you won't be asked for more material. Make sure you've got the kind of opening they're looking for! In Manuscript Makeover, you'll get input to refine the first ten pages, for fiction or nonfiction.


9:00 am           Registration 

9:45 am          Welcome, Introductions 

10:00 am-12:00 pm     Intensive Sessions

  • Email Marketing: Jane Friedman
  • Manuscript Makeover: Holly Miller
  • Get to Know Your MG/YA Novel: Sarah Aronson
  • Novel Writing for Blank-page Beginners: Lori Rader-Day
  • Postcards, Footnotes, & Manifestos: Using Borrowed Forms to Tell Your Story: Nonfiction: Kelcey Parker Ervick
  • Writing with and for the Senses: Poetry: Lylanne Musselman 

12:00 pm-1:00 pm LUNCH (Provided/Deli Buffet)

1:00-3:30 pm   Sessions continue