• Festival Schedule
  • 2023-11-09   7:30 pm - 2023-11-11 9:30 pm EST
  • Bowling Green State University

Winter Wheat Features

The 2023 Winter Wheat Festival, November 9-11, will again be hybrid, with some online features and some in person on BGSU's campus. We are now open for Registration! Workshops will take place in the Education Building and, with the Veterans Day holiday, parking is free in lots A and G. Thank you to the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support of the festival and Mid-American Review. Winter Wheat is a free writing festival celebrating the creation of new work across all genres. Find out more on our About page.

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2023 Winter Wheat Workshops

Our 2023 workshop selection covers a wide range of focused generative subjects. Please use the list below to select first…

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Open Mics

Friday, November 10 6:30-8:00 pm Guest readings and open mic at Howard’s Club H Jonie McIntire Kerry Trautman Jim Ferris…

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Our 2023 Bookfair will take place on campus at Bowling Green State University. We hope to host a wide variety…

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Our 2023 Readers

Sharona Muir

Thursday, 7:30 pm, Prout Chapel

Our Featured Faculty Reading: writer of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction

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Faylita Hicks

Saturday, 1:15 pm, 115 Education Building

Our Keynote: poet, memoirist, spoken word artist, and consultant

2023 Event Schedule

Our 2023 events are in the Education Building on BGSU's campus!

  • 7:30-8:30 pm

    Reading by BGSU faculty member Sharona Muir, Prout Chapel

  • 2:30-5:15 pm

    Generative Writing Workshops, Sessions A and B, Education Building

  • 6:30-11:00 pm

    Open Mic and Concert, Howard’s Club H

    Featured Readers: Jonie McIntire, Kerry Trautman, Jim Ferris (6:30-7)

    Music: Zack Fletcher, The Toro Quartet, By the Willow, Chloe and the Strings (9-11)

  • 9:30 am-5:15 pm

    Generative Writing Workshops, Sessions C, D, E, and F, Education Building

  • 9:30 am-5:15 pm

    Small Press and Literary Organization Fair, 3rd Floor Education Building

  • 1:15-2:15 pm

    Keynote Reading by Faylita Hicks, 115 Education

  • 6:00-8:30 pm

    Open Mic and Reception, Prout Chapel