Upcoming Events


March 21, Monday: Mary Potter Kenyon and Mary Jedlicka Humston speaking at the Women Celebrating Diversity banquet, Heartland Acres Event Center, Independence

March 31, Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm: free workshop, Beginning Writing for Publication, at the Coffee Den in Manchester

April 16, Saturday 9:00-11:30 am: Mary Potter Kenyon teaching Beginning Writing for Publication, Cedar Falls Hawkeye community college

April 17, Sunday, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Manchester United Methodist Church, 413 East Butler St., Finding Hope in Grief, with New York Times bestselling author, Cecil Murphey, speaking to the hurting hearts of widows and widowers.

April 18, Monday 7:00 pm: Mary Potter Kenyon speaking with New York Times bestselling author, Cecil Murphey, on finding hope in grief at the Cedar Falls American Martyrs Retreat House

May 3, Tuesday: Mary Potter Kenyon teaching Book Proposal Writing and Marketing class at Hawkeye Community college in Cedar Falls

May 10, Tuesday, 12:30 pm: Mary Potter Kenyon speaking on a legacy of creativity at the Christian Women’s Club at the Fireside Pub in Manchester

June 16-18th: Cedar Falls Christian Writer’s Workshop

Mary will be teaching two workshops at this event:
Breaking Into Publication by Writing Shorts

So you want to write a book? That’s wonderful, but there are ways to build up a portfolio of smaller, published clips while you work on your big project. Veteran author of five books and over 500 published clips will help you jump-start your dream through magazine and newspaper articles, guest columns, essays, and anthology pieces. Power point workshop will include concrete examples and current markets to get you started.
Love What You Do, Write What You Love

What fuels your writing passion? A May/June 2013 Psychology Today article discusses the secrets behind the people who get up every day looking forward to their work. This inspirational workshop will look at how you can apply the same principles to your writing life, taking time to pursue your vision, build up your platform, and find joy in the work behind the profession.

October 7, October 8, Friday and Saturday: HEAL YOUR GRIEF retreat, at the Body & Soul and Bell Tower in Dubuque, Iowa. Evening keynote speaker Mitch Carmody on Friday night and workshops on Saturday.