Party On, Wayne: Gathering Research From Area Festivals and Cultural Events

Writing conferences and conventions are informative and helpful in the quest for publication. However, there are a slew of cultural and fun events in this area that can enrich your prose with flavor, color and depth. You may want to attend these festivals and research subjects of interest to your readers. Make sure to get […]

New for Youth!

I’m happy to announce that our first Annual Youth Contest will begin in just a few short days! You have just enough time to polish them entries and get them ready for entry! We’re accepting entries from May 1- June 1, or until we reach 100 entries. We do have a few things up our […]

Scene 2013 Conference Fast Approaches

If you missed the KWA meeting in February, HB Berlow–president, fills us in.  Discussing the idea of Writers Conferences, HB pointed out that there are “three primary reasons to go to a writer’s conference: learning, networking, socializing.” A conference is a great opportunity to learn from other writers, to see what has worked.  Their experiences […]

The Complete Writer

Writers talk about inspiration and where story ideas come from; characters and their names and quirks and personalities; locations and locales, whether they are gritty or exotic; where the story is going and how to get there. Writers talk about agents and publishers and query letters and pitches; self-publishing versus traditional publishing; their blog or […]

Member’s Play in Production

We’re so proud of KWA member Joyce Markley for making the front page of East Wichita News! Check out the April issue here. The newspaper’s story is about Joyce’s collaboration with Ken Gale to create the musical Save Me a Dance, inspired by the statue of a little girl seen in Wichita’s Maple Grove Cemetery. […]

Scene Conference 2012

Registration is open for our Scene Conference, March 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita! We kick things off Friday night with a rollicking PITCHAPALOOZA event with The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, and a panel of publishing experts including an agent and two publishers. You’ll have the chance to give a short […]

NaNoWriMo Stars in our Midst

Several of our members are putting up rock-star numbers in the annual writing marathon known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo to its fans). The goal is to write 50,000 words of fiction before the clock strikes December. It’s more than a random number and a personal goal. NaNoWriMo is a community event. You can […]

Workshops for Screenwriters

Is your work-in-progress a screenplay? Take advantage of the Bluecat Screenwriting Workshop coming to Wichita in October, sponsored by the Tallgrass Film Festival. First Ten Pages Workshop Up to seven writers are accepted to submit the first 10 pages of their screenplays to the group before the workshop day. At the workshop, the pages are […]

Keynote Speaker Announced for 2012 Scene Conference

Our 2012 Scene Conference is taking shape fast! We’re thrilled to have landed author William Bernhardt as our keynote speaker for the event, which is set for March 16-17. William’s bestselling novels explore politics, power, ambition, crime, and the law. He’s written more than 20 books and teaches several writing workshops and seminars of his […]

Jubilee of Kansas Authors

A Barnes & Noble rep sent this announcement our way. Chatting with local authors, discovering new reads, and throwing some support to an area library: sounds like a good way to pass a hot summer afternoon! The Barnes & Noble at Bradley Fair, located at 1920 N. Rock Road, will host eight Kansas authors at […]