A Crash on Flash: How to Write FLASHY Short Fiction — Workshop Registration open

By definition Flash Fiction is a story of 1,000 words or less, but what makes for a great piece of flash? In this two-hour class, we’ll study examples from modern masters of the short form, discover the “Elements of Flashy Flash Fiction,” and write compelling stories of our own. Packed with tips, techniques, and prompts, this class will help writers of all levels create short fiction that shines.

Iron Pen 2022 – Registration is Open!

The fastest writing contest in the Quad Cities is back and taking registrations now!

The Midwest Writing Center is taking registrations for its 14th annual Iron Pen Contest. MWC will supply a prompt to all contestants at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 25th and contestants have 24 hours (entries are due Saturday, February 26th by 5 p.m.) to write and submit their best fiction, non-fiction, and/or poetry pieces. Writers are welcome to enter into as many categories as they like with a paid registration for each entry.

The Heartwork of Writing – Workshop Series led by Tanaya Winder | Starts Feb. 9

This six-week generative writing workshop is intended for womxn and femme identifying participants who want a brave space to share your poetry, stories, nonfiction, and more! Join this workshop to participate in reflective and interesting writing prompts to help rediscover and strengthen your inner passion and cultivate your voice. We’ll delve into the seeds of writing (where inspiration comes from, the roots of your poem or story) and by the end of our time together we’ll grow something beautiful. It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, if you’re just starting, curious, or have been writing for years, you’ll rediscover the power of writing in this workshop.