Wednesday, February 24, 2010


For relief from the winter cold, make plans to attend the free Midwest Writers' Mini-conference March 13 at the Ball State University Alumni Center. Authors will share their hottest writing tips!

"Getting Serious About Your Writing"

Midwest Writers Workshop will conduct a free mini-conference, "Getting Serious About Your Writing," Saturday, March 13, 9 a.m.-noon at the Ball State University Alumni Center in Muncie, 2800 W. Bethel Avenue.

Three writers will be presenters at the mini-conference, which will include talks about getting published, participation in break-out groups and a panel question-and-answer session.

Although the mini-conference is free, registration is required by March 5. Light refreshments will be served. The mini-conference is a service project of the Muncie-based writers group, now in its 37th year.

The speakers will be as follows: Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, who has written six novels, coached dozens of fiction writers, is author of The Power of Positive Productivity, and directs the professional writing program at Taylor University; Kelsey Timmerman, whose debut book, Where Am I Wearing, released in 2008 and was represented by the agent he snagged at Midwest Writers Workshop; and Cathy Shouse, who has written for The Saturday Evening Post, Family Fun and Focus on the Family and whose first book Images of America: Fairmount releases this fall. Moderator will be Alan Garinger, author of Alone: The Journey of the Boy Sims released in 2008 and also workshop coordinator of special events.

Each mini-conference attendee will receive a $20-off voucher for their registration for 2010 Midwest Writers Workshop scheduled at Ball State University, July 29-31. (Attendees will register for the July MWW as usual and bring the voucher to on-site registration for reimbursement.)

To register or receive further information contact Director, Jama Bigger at or 765-282-1055.

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