1. Acclaimed, bestselling author Elizabeth Berg will be the guest speaker during a special program at this year’s Midwest Writers Workshop (MWW) on the Ball State University campus.
  2. She’ll speak at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25 in Pruis Hall.
  3. The program is open to the public. Admission is free, but registration through Eventbrite is recommended. Directions are available on that site as well.
  4. Entertainment Weekly has said, “Berg’s writing is to literature what Chopin’s études are to music—measured, delicate, and impossible to walk away from until their completion.”
  5. Berg is the author of more than 20 novels. Her latest is Tapestry of Fortunes, and her book Open House was an Oprah’s Book Club Selection.
  6. Her books will be for sale at the event, and she will do a book signing.
  7. Since its founding in 1973, MWW has been devoted to providing writers of all stages in their career the opportunity to improve their craft, to associate with highly credentialed professionals, and to network with other writers.
  8. This is the first year that MWW is offering one of its conference’s events to the entire community. 
  9. The English Department at Ball State enjoys a unique relationship with MWW. In the last few years, many English majors have had the opportunity to work at the conference as agent assistants and social media tutors. This year, eight English majors students will have that opportunity. 
  10. If you (or someone you know) is a Berg fan and you live within driving distance of Muncie, you need to be there.