First Swift Writers Workshop is a Success

First Swift Writers Workshop is a Success

In July we held the first Ames Writers Collective Swift Youth Writing Workshop, and it was a huge success! It was fun, and challenging, and all of us learned so much from writing together. Our writers were twelve kids ranging from 7th grade to 12th grade, and they...
Why Join a Cancer Writing Circle?

Why Join a Cancer Writing Circle?

Video – Writing Circle Wednesdays If you are going through cancer treatment, or have completed treatment within the last two years, why would you want to be part of a weekly writing circle? What if you don’t think of yourself as a writer? Writing Circle...
On the Air with Mary Richards

On the Air with Mary Richards

On the air, Mary Richards and Ana discuss how Ana became a writer, her hybrid-memoir classes at OLLI-ISU, the launch of the Ames Writers Collective and its outreach programs—Writing Circle Wednesdays offering cancer support, Open Write Tuesdays, and the Swift Youth...
Ana McCracken Launches Ames Writers Collective

Ana McCracken Launches Ames Writers Collective

Author Ana McCracken saw a need in the Ames community for a support network for writers — a group where writers and storytellers can study outside of academic settings. She decided to fill that need by founding the Ames Writers Collective. Read the full...