Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing was a huge success! Many, many thanks to all the attendees, presenters, and keynote readers who made this year’s Winter Wheat the biggest and best ever. From the opening reading on Thursday night to the sessions and reading on Friday to a packed Saturday full of workshops, readings, and a post-party at Grumpy Dave’s Pub, it was a dazzling event. Thanks for being there, and we’ll see you in 2015! In the meantime, here are just a few photos from the event:

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MAR Editor-in-Chief Abigail Cloud works the Winter Wheat registration desk.

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Mary Biddinger leads her workshop, “The Manuscript Whisperer: On Turning a Pile of Poems Into a Book.”

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Attendees filled the room for keynote reader Anne Valente’s workshop, “Where Books Begin: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Novel.”


The Winter Wheat bookfair!

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Rubbertop Review was just one of the journals represented at the bookfair.

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The Winter Wheat post-party at Grumpy Dave’s Pub in downtown Bowling Green!

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The Prairie Margins staff (and MAR interns!) celebrates a successful Winter Wheat.

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Scott Beal reads at the open mic.

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Author, BGSU MFA alum, and Winter Wheat presenter Matt Bell, MAR Editor-in-Chief Abigail Cloud, and Winter Wheat keynote reader Marcus Wicker celebrate at the post-party.


Until next year!

Laura Maylene Walter, Fiction Editor and Winter Wheat Co-Coordinator