Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT
Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Ball State Alumni Center

2800 W. Bethel Ave
Muncie, IN 47306

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Jama Bigger
Midwest Writers Workshop

MWW 2020 Conference: THREE-day registration

“MWW 2020 Conference” -- July 23-25, 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.

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  • May we include your name and email on our participant roster, which will be distributed to all participants?

  • PLEASE NOTE: The name on your badge will be the same as the name you use to register.

Registration Information

  • Have you attended MWW events previously?

  • What is your writing level?

  • I understand that for planning purposes only, I am selecting sessions I am LIKELY to attend (select ONE in each time slot) to help us ESTIMATE how many participants to expect in each. I am NOT signing up for specific sessions. [Full descriptions on MWW website]

  • Thursday, 3:45-5:00 pm: Panel: Path to Publication - Discussion with MWW alums

  • Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm - Faculty Introductions: [Cash bar/refreshments] Networking: “Find Your Tribe” / Open Mic

THREE-DAY session choices

  • Friday, 8:45-10 am: Buttonhole the Experts: All Faculty

  • Friday, 10:15-11:15 am: BREAKOUT SESSION #1

  • Friday, 1:00-2:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #2

  • Friday, 2:15-3:15 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #3

  • Friday, 3:30-4:30 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #4

  • Friday, 7:00-9:00 pm Evening of Connection, Community. Manny Awards presented. Speaker: Simon Tatum Interview — Into The Weird

  • Saturday, 9:00-10:00 am BREAKOUT SESSION #5

  • Saturday, 10:15-11:15 am BREAKOUT SESSION #6

  • Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #7

  • Saturday, 2:15-3:15 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #8

Select ONE Thursday Intensive / Add Manuscript Evaluation (optional)

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Email Marketing with Jane Friedman

(128 available)

Email marketing: with hands-on help to set up the list, the welcome emails, the design template, the overall strategy and frequency, and so on. You will walk away with a list ready to go and a plan for sending.

1 Free

Manuscript Makeover with Holly Miller

(22 available)

This interactive intensive is designed for those fiction and nonfiction writers who are ready to take a quantum leap forward in enhancing their writing skills. Participants will send a one-page synopsis and the first 10 pages of a book manuscript in progress. Holly will edit and critique these pages and display portions to the class as a way of revealing strengths and weaknesses in the material. Also, writing exercises, advice on self-editing, mastering proofreading, finding the right markets.

1 Free

Get to Know Your MG/YA Novel with Sarah Aronson

(25 available)

In this intensive, Sarah will present her philosophy on the stages of revision, beginning with reimagination and how writers can discover their most authentic voices. We will look at the three I's: Inspiration, Intuition, and Intellect. She will offer her best tips, as well as anecdotes for every stage of revision--from concept to word--that are guaranteed to amplify voice and give you the confidence you need to dig deep into your novel narratives.

1 Free

Novel Writing for Blank-page Beginners with Lori Rader-Day

(24 available)

Are you facing the blank page, or does it just feel like it? Has it been a while since you saw your story manuscript, or are you simply stuck somewhere around...page 35? If you're ready to give novel writing a try—for the first time or maybe one more time—sign up to learn strategies to get started, to keep going, and to get that first draft finished, finally. We'll try in-class exercises (made painless) and generate a lot of ideas you can return to next time the blank page shows its ugly face.

1 Free

Using Borrowed Forms to Tell Your Story: Nonfiction with Kelcey Parker Ervick

(25 available)

In this intensive session we will: 1. read and discuss examples of memoirs that use borrowed forms, 2. practice writing with borrowed forms, 3. discuss structure, or how to incorporate different narrative forms and organize material into a longer memoir.

1 Free

Writing with and for the Senses: Poetry with Lylanne Musselman

Sensing a poem; teasing out a narrative; shaping the forms; running on empty. We’ll make sure that you never feel like you will not be able to come up with ideas to write poems after you leave here. Lylanne will show you some tried and true tricks that will assure you that if you are motivated to write – you will.

1 Free

Manuscript Evaluation

Send 5 pages (from completed mss or in progress) & 1-page synopsis (typed & double-spaced). The $50 includes a 15-minute appointment. Manuscripts must be postmarked by June 22, 2020. LABEL ALL MATERIALS: (LEFT CORNER: your name, address, phone, email; RIGHT CORNER: Manuscript Evaluator's name; double-space manuscripts). Mail manuscript to: Jama Bigger (Midwest Writers Workshop), 2106 N. Colson Drive, Muncie, IN 47304.

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  • Please make check payable to:
    Midwest Writers Workshop
    2106 N. Colson Dr
    Muncie, IN 47304

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