"How To Ramp Up Your Writing" will be the theme of a Saturday, April 23, mini-workshop presented by Midwest Writers Workshop. The workshop is $10 and open to persons interested in learning more about writing and in furthering their writing careers. It is scheduled at the Brownsburg Public Library (450 South Jefferson Street, Brownsburg, IN 46112) from 9 a.m. to noon. Following an opening discussion, participants will break into interest groups focusing on different writing genres.
Midwest Writers special events coordinator Cathy Shouse of Fairmount will discuss getting a book contract; Dianne Drake of Brownsburg, writing fiction; Holly Miller of Anderson, writing for magazines; Mike Brockley of Muncie, writing poetry. All leaders have extensive writing credits and also are members of the Midwest Writers Workshop committee, a Muncie-based writers' organization that sponsors a major summer writing conference plus special events throughout the year, including mini-workshops held throughout the state. Drake, a Brownsburg resident and author of 20+ published books, is a special guest for the day. The Friends of the Brownsburg Public Library will provide light refreshments.
Participants will receive $20 certificates toward the cost of attending the 38th annual writers' workshop, scheduled in Muncie, IN, July 28-30, 2011. For more information, contact the Brownsburg Public Library at (317) 852-3167.
Note: Registration is required. The $10 payment will be taken at the door only on the day of the event. Those who present valid Brownsburg Public Library cards will receive a $5 discount. Seating is limited. Registering early is encouraged.