Monday, September 21, 2009

Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing

Here’s a message from the Mid-American Review. Sounds like a nice conference at the right price, with opportunities to present a session:

We just wanted to drop a note announcing the 2009 Winter Wheat dates and lineup. Winter Wheat this year will take place on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Northwest Ohio on November 12-14. The festival is free of charge (though donations are accepted) and everyone is invited.

The event will kick off with a reading by Pamela Painter on the night of November 12 and continue on through the weekend. Other featured guests include poets Bruce Cohen and Khaled Mattawa.

In addition to these readings, the festival will also feature an array of panels and sessions, covering everything from basic writing tips, to homages to particular writers, to generative exercises where your own creativity will be sparked. Other events, including an open mic to end the festival, will also be on the itinerary.

We are actually looking for panel/session proposals from anyone interested in presenting on any writing-related topic. To share your interest or expertise and propose a session topic, write festival coordinator Karen Craigo at as soon as you can, or visit or visit the Winter Wheat page of our website:

Anyone interested in more information on the festival can also write to Karen at the address above.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.