Register for the ShowMe Writers Masterclass!


REGISTER FOR THE EVENT! You can now register for the ShowMe Writers Masterclass here. Be sure to scroll down and read the event details at the bottom of the page.

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Saturday, November 7th, 2015
MU Student Center
Columbia, MO 65211

Mizzou Publishing and the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild have teamed up to present a brand new writing conference this fall — The ShowMe Writers Masterclass.This new and dynamic event will give authors of all genres and levels the tools to perfect their craft and market their work.

There are four tracks offered – Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry and Playwriting/Screenwriting
Each track will have a session on:

  • The Craft of Writing
  • Editing
  • Marketing

There will be two keynote speakers to encourage, motivate and spark your writing.

On hand you will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from several organizations including:

You will learn from other authors and experts and have a chance to network and gain some insight as to how to get YOUR work published.


Sign up by September 10th and receive the Early Bird discounted price.

To register click here:

You may also sign up to have a sample of your work reviewed
(there is a 3,000 word limit or 3 poems – depending on the genre of your writing.) $15.00
You may also sign up for a one-on-one, 20 minute meeting with one of our mentors. $20.00

Limited spaces are available for both the reviews and one-on-ones, so be sure to sign up early!

Click here for the full event schedule


Parking on campus can be a little challenging, so please check out the map below that identifies parking lots and garages.
(Most parking lots fill up early and are metered. The parking garages are not metered.)

From 8-10 a.m. two golf carts will be shuttling attendees from the Virginia Ave Parking Garage to the MU Student Center for anyone requiring assistance.


The Hilton Garden Inn has graciously provided a reduced rate for attendees. You may be eligible for the reduced rate if booked before October 16th. Reservations can be made by visiting calling (573) 814-5464. Be sure to mention “Show Me Writers” when booking your reservation.They are located at 3300 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, MO 65201. Please visit their website for more information.

Directions from Hilton Garden Inn to Virginia Ave Parking Garage

America’s Best Value Inn has also graciously provided a reduced rate for attendees.You may be eligible for the reduced rate if booked before October 23rd. Reservations can be made by calling (573) 445-8511. Be sure to mention “Show Me Writers” when booking your reservation. They are located at 1900 Interstate 70 Dr. SW, Columbia, MO 65203. Please visit their website for more information.

Directions from America’s Best Value Inn to Virginia Ave Parking Garage

Missouri Film Office

The Missouri Film Office will be opening submissions for their Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship for screenplays and television pilot scripts set in Missouri, presented in part by the Missouri Division of Tourism and the Missouri Motion Media Association. The winning writers will receive an all-expense paid trip to their concentrated fellowship experience. Submissions will be open from August 17 – November 30, 2015. To find out more visit:

For more information please visit:

The Columbia Writers’ Guild website:

Or you may contact:

Mizzou Publishing at The Mizzou Store                                                                      
mizzoupublishing AT
(573) 882-9547