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Welcome to Our Website

One of the greatest benefits of joining MPW is the new friendships you will form with fellow communicators. With shared interests, your new MPW acquaintances will become lifelong, supportive friends.


About us

Michigan Press Women (originally the Michigan Women’s Press Club) was founded in 1964 when 44 press women met at Michigan State University. Its objectives were to educate members through seminars and workshops, provide opportunities for women to know one another and share ideas, recruit qualified young people into journalism and conduct contests as a means of improving writing and newspaper related skills. Since then, the organization has expanded to include all members of the media.

Members Include: Authors, Advertising Professionals, Broadcasters, Copywriters, Editors, Freelance Writers, Graphic Designers, Journalism Educators, Photojournalists, Public Relations Professionals, Reporters, Artists.



As a member of Michigan Press Women you may enter the annual state contests. Awards are given for things such as writing, editing and layout in more than 80 categories.

Categories range from newspapers, magazines, and books to public relations, the electronic media and photography. Works are judged by working professionals.

Entries must be published or broadcasted between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the current year to be eligible. MPW will follow the same contest rules as the National Federation of Press Women. The categories and rules will be available soon on NFPW’s Web site at www.nfpw.org. Click on “Competitions,” then on “Communications Contest.”

The contest accepts articles, books, photographs, broadcast tapes, page design and Web work. So there’s almost certain to be a category for you, no matter what field you’re in. The fee is $10 per entry, which covers contest expenses. Any remaining funds will help the organization. So start gathering up your best work, and prepare it for the contest. Entry forms and further information will be sent out to members, so be sure to watch for it.

Contact Agnes Geiger, contest chairman, at ageiger@sbtinfo.com if you have any questions.


writers workshops

Workshops are designed for people who are interested in learning more about all areas of publication and the media.

Topics Include:
• Self publishing
• Publish your manuscript
• Copy writing
• Improve your research skills
• Social media
• Website design
• Digital photography
• Marketing
• Working with an editor
• Working with a publisher
• Print your book, and many more...

We also have a good time!

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Michigan Press women officers

President: Christine Lonski lonskich4@gmail.com
Vice President: Kathy Mann kathy.mann78@yahoo.com
Secretary Carole Eberly cmeberly@yahoo.com
Treasurer: Naida Schelter anaida6488@aol.com
Contest Director: Agnes Geiger ageiger@sbtinfo.com
Bannerlines Editor: Carol Berger bannerlines@aol.com
Website Designer: Carol Berger
Member Relations: michiganpresswoman@yahoo.com



Michigan Press Women

Founded 1965