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Thank you for your interest in the Midwest Writing Center. Please visit our new website for up-to-date information about MWC:

www.mwcqc.org

If you have any problems with the links, or have other questions about MWC, please call or email us:

(563) 324-1410  //  mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org

Thanks again! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Midwest Writing Center Calendar of Events

This calendar will be updated throughout the year and is subject to change.
Please contact Ryan Collins at MWC for specific details about any of our upcoming programs.
 

            January 1 - April 1             Accepting Collins Poetry Residency Applications
            January 1 - May 20             Accepting Young Emerging Writers Applications
            January 1 - June 15             Accepting Great River Writers Retreat Applications 

January 3

Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open

            January 17

Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open

            January 22             MWC/Illowa Council Creative Writing Venture Crew  
            Recruitment Open House @ MWC, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.,
            free & open
            January 29

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

February 5

USA VETS Writers Studio w/ Jodie Toohey @ MWC,
1 - 3 p.m.

February 7

Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open

            February 11

            Read Local @ Bettendorf Public Library

            featuring Joan Mauch, 7 p.m.

            February 12             SPECTRA Reading Series: Local Lovers Show, 8 p.m. FREE
            February 19             MWC/Kittan District Creative Writing Venture Crew  
            Recruitment Open House @ MWC, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.,
            free & open

February 20-21

Iron Pen Contest - Registration Opens 1/1/15

February 21

Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open

Iron Pen Contest - All submissions due via email by 5:00 p.m.

February 26

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

            February 28             Iron Pen Award Ceremony 1-3 p.m.
            March 3             Open Teen Writing Workshop @ MWC, 6 - 8 p.m.,
            free & open
            March 5             USA VETS Writers Studio w/ Jodie Toohey @ MWC,
            1 - 3 p.m.
            March 7             Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            March 13             SPECTRA Reading Series: Gordon, Svalina, Wilkinson @
            Rozz-Tox, 8 p.m., free & open
            March 21             Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open

March 26

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

            March 28             Pen in Hand--Poetry from Page to Stage - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
            Full workshop info & online registration coming soon!
            April 2             USA VETS Writers Studio w/ Jodie Toohey @ MWC,
            1 - 3 p.m.
            April 4

            Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
 

            MWC Press @ Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City

            April 7             Open Teen Writing Workshop @ MWC, 6 - 8 p.m.,
            free & open
            April 8

            Read Local @ Bettendorf Public Library

            featuring Jodie Toohey, 7 p.m., free & open

            April 15             Niel Johnson as Pres. Harry S. Truman: Re-Enactment
            Luncheon @ downtown Davenport Radisson 11:30 a.m. -
            2:00 p.m. - Registration info coming soon. 
            April 16             YEW Information Night - Teachers & students ages 15-19
            welcome, 6 - 7 p.m., free & open

April 17

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

            April 18             Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            April 20             Youth Poetry Slam @ Moline Public Library, 6 - 8 p.m.,
            free & open
            May 1 - September 30             Accepting Submissions for the 2015 Susan K.
            Collins/Mississippi Valley Chapbook Prize
            May 3             Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            May 5             Open Teen Writing Workshop @ MWC, 6 - 8 p.m.,
            free & open
            May 7             USA VETS Writers Studio w/ Jodie Toohey @ MWC,
            1 - 3 p.m.
            May 16             Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            May 20             Application Deadline for YEW - 11:59 p.m. 5/20/15
            May 21             MWC Annual Meeting @ Deere Wiman House, 6 p.m.
            May 28

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

            June 6             Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open

June 8-10, 15-17, 22-24

            Young Emerging Writers
            June 10

            Read Local @ Bettendorf Public Library

            featuring Joel Barrows, 7 p.m., free & oepn

            June 11-13             North American Review Bicentennial Conference @
            Northern Iowa University

June 21

Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open

            June 25 - 27             David R. Collins Writers' Conference at St. Ambrose
            University--Details & registration info coming soon!
            June 25             DRC Writers Conference Faculty & Participant Reading
            @ Rozz-Tox, presented by SPECTRA & Out Loud, 7 p.m.,
            free & open to the public
            June 26             DRC Writers Conference - Free Workshop (topic TBA)
            @ MWC, 7 p.m., free & open to the public
            June 29-July 1, July 6-8, 13-15,
            20-22
            Young Emerging Writers
            July 11             Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            July 25             Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            July 27-31             Young Emerging Writers Camp
            July 30

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

            July 31             YEW Camp Final Day Friends & Family Reading, 3 p.m.,
            free & open
            August 1             Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            August 12

            Read Local @ Bettendorf Public Library

            featuring Sal Marici, 7 p.m., free & open

            August 13             YEW The Atlas Vol. 10 Launch Party & Reading, 7 - 9 p.m.,
            free & open
            August 15             Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            August 27

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

            September 5            Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            September 6-12            Great River Writers' Retreat
            September 10            Great River Writers' Retreat Reading @ MWC, 7 p.m.,
           free & open
            September 19

           Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open

            September 24

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

            October 1            Banned Books Reading at Rock Island Public Library --
           Main Branch (401 19th St.), 6-7:45 p.m. FREE
            October 3            Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            October 10            Pen in hand Writing Conference - Topic TBA
            October 14

           Read Local @ Bettendorf Public Library

           featuring Kelly Daniels, 7 p.m., free & open

            October 17            Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            October 27            Children's Literature Festival @ The RiverCenter
            October 29

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

            November 7            Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            November 21            Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            November 19

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

            December 5            Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open
            December 9

           Read Local @ Bettendorf Public Library

           featuring Trish Georgiou, 7 p.m., free & open

            December 17

Out Loud open prose and poetry readings @ Theo's Java Club (213 17th St, downtown Rock Island), NEW LOCATION! 7 p.m., free & open

            December 19            Writers' Studio @ MWC, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free & open

 

 

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