National League of American Pen Women

The Muncie, IN Branch is a part of the National League of American Pen Women

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Writer's Workshop and Retreat opportunity

A Writer's Workshop and Retreat 

sponsored by the Continuing Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin

This sounds like a great opportunity for writers! June 18-22 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm every day, writers can participate in one of the following courses:

A World of Wonder: How Fairy Tales Can Invigorate Our Vision and Our Writing (Tim Storm)
Five Days to Your First Novel (Christopher Mohar)
Writing Rhyming Picture Books: A Logical Approach to Sweet Stories, Silly Verse, and Soothing Lullabies (JoAnn Early Macken)
The Bestselling Edge ... Tactics and Techniques for Writing a WOW! Novel (Kathy Steffen
Fiction in a Flash - The Art of the Very Short Story (Angela Rydell)

Fiction and Nonfiction
Reboot Your Writing: Lifting Your Project to High Concept Status (Laurie Scheer)

Fiction, Plays, Screenplays
Stage, Screen, or Story: Creating Characters That Write it for You (Gail Sterkel)

Master Class in Fiction

Creative Nonfiction
Anthologies and the Nonfiction Writer / How to get Essays Published (Amy Lou Jenkins)

Nuts, Bolts, and Jackhammers: A Craft Workshop for Poets (Marilyn Taylor)

For more information, visit their website 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Upcoming event: Advancing Authentically

The Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) is hosting a free Woman in Leadership webinar series for Ball State and Muncie Community members. The next event is Wednesday, April 18th, 1PM at the Innovation Connector at the intersection of Jackson St. and White River Blvd. ( for directions). Plan an hour for the event. This is not an at your desk event, you must join us in person.

The title of this webinar is Advancing Authentically. Is it possible to build a successful career without becoming someone you don't like? In this webinar, we will discuss how to advance your career while remaining true to yourself and your values, along with ways to stand out and be recognized for your unique skills and strengths.

Guest Speaker: Katherine Durham, CMO, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Standard Insurance Company. Feel free to bring your lunch. There is no charge for this event, but please RSVP to Kirsten Smith at as space is limited. Men are welcome too.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Art Retreat with Ann Johnson

with Ann Johnson
at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center
Thursdays, April 12-May 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: $50 per session (includes luncheon)

Come find your inner Rembrandt or Picasso--maybe an O'Keefe or Van Gogh is waiting! In this series, you will discuss and evaluate art; understand what a piece of art is all about, what it means and why it was made. Unique opportunity to explore Ann Johnson's WORLD OF ART, see your hidden talents come alive, join others for a delicious luncheon and stimulating dialogue. You will also have the opportunity to paint.

Note: Ann Johnson is founder of F. B. fogg and the above photo is one of her products.