Susan Alsop and Steven Miller of Manhattan announce their engagement.

Susan is the daughter of Ted and the late Rita Alsop of Garden City.

Steven is the son of Esther Becker of Galva, and Daryl Miller of Memphis, Tenn.

The bride-to-be holds a bachelor's degree in English from Kansas State University and a master's degree in library science from the University of Missouri. She is an academic coordinator in the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at K-State.

Her fiancé holds a bachelor's degree in English from Kansas State University. He is an advertising representative for The Manhattan Mercury.

The two met in a fiction writing workshop at K-State in the fall of 2007. They plan a Nov. 5, 2011, wedding ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan.