Swift Youth Writers Workshop Receives Rotary Club of Ames Community Grant
June 27, 2021 | Ames, Iowa
Founder of the Ames Writers Collective, Ana McCracken receives a Rotary Club of Ames Community Grant for the Swift Youth Writers Workshops from outgoing Rotary Club of Ames President, Kelsey Carper. The Rotary Club awarded $20,000 in Community Grants to nine Ames-area organizations. The Ames Writers Collective will use the money to offer honorariums to Iowa State University MFA in Creative Writing and Environment candidates to facilitate writing sessions, youth writer lunches, notebooks and pens. The first of the Swift Youth Writers workshops will launch on July 18th at the Ames Public Library. Learn more and to register…


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 Writers Workshop. To listen to the archived conversation, click archive.khoifm.org and select the box with “All Shows” and tap the arrow to scroll to Community Book Shelf, June 7.


Ana McCracken Launches Ames Writers Collective

September 18, 2021 | Ames Tribune
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. Learn More…