The University of Akron Wayne College in Orrville is hosting its 17th annual Writers Workshop. The 2020 Writers Workshop has been canceled.

In keeping with advice and recommendations regarding COVID-19 from Governor DeWine and health officials to avoid large numbers of people interacting in close proximity to one another, The University is canceling all large events previously scheduled on campus, which includes the Writers Workshop.

We recognize this is a disappointment to many, but winners from the Writing Award Contest will still receive their compensation and certificates. Thank you for your understanding.

For program information, contact:
Susan Ackerman at 330-684-8985 or 1-800-221-8308, ext. 8985 or by emailing


Amanda FlowerFeatured Speaker - Amanda Flower

Amanda Flower is an Agatha Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty cozy mystery novels. Some of her current series include the Amish Candy Shop Mysteries, the Amish Matchmaker Mysteries, and the Magic Garden Mysteries. Later this year, she will debut her first P.I. novel, Dead End Detective, to be published by Hallmark. Her newest books are Matchmaking Can Be Murder and Marshmallow Malice. A former librarian, Amanda lives and writes near Akron, Ohio.

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