October 15, 2013

Ball State University Hosts Midwest Writers Workshop

This year Ball State University hosted the Midwest Writers Workshop conference which is a yearly gathering of agents, editors, and publishing professionals with a mission of helping individuals become published authors.

After applying for a grant through the Discovery Group, Ball State University Associate Professor of English, Cathy Day was able to bring the two day event to Ball State's campus. Many Ball State English students were capable of attending the two days of panels, presentations and forums by industry professionals as either a paid intern or scholarship winner.

During the conference, students were educated on how to create and format an e-book as well as build an author website. Conference attendees had an opportunity to schedule a free, 50-minute social media consulting session with the goal of recommending ways to improve online literary citizens. They were also able to spend an hour and a half talking to literary agent Brooks Sherman.

Please visit Cathy Day's Website to learn about all the exciting work that took place during the conference.

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