I’m honored to be a committee member of the Midwest Writers’ Workshop. The annual conference celebrated its 40th year last month. That’s 40 years of volunteers working to put on a conference for one reason: they love to help writers.
The workshop, located in my hometown of Muncie, is where I met Caren (Johnson) Estesen who sold WEARING to Wiley. It’s where it all began for me, so I love the chance to give back to it and the awesome group of writers who attend each year. Many of them are like family now.
When folks ask me about how to get into writing, my second tip after the obvious and often forgotten first tip (WRITE!) is to attend a conference.
Matt Shouse put together a video (see blow) of the 2013 conference. I’m featured quite a bit in the video. I promise that I didn’t bribe him. It’s just the price I have to pay for having such a camera-friendly face.
If you want to see what a conference looks like, give Matt’s video a watch. I’d love to see you at our 2014 conference. If you want to keep up to date on all things Midwest Writers, sign up for our newsletter.
Or to find a conference near you, I recommend perusing Shaw Guide’s extensive list of writers’ conferences in the United States and around the world.