Announcing the winner of the 2022 Great River Writers Retreat — Jo Ivy Young!

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Great River Writers Retreat, Jo Ivy Young! Young will be in residence August 29-Sept 4, 2022 (along with our 2021 winner Jeffrey Wolf who postponed his retreat due to COVID-19), concentrating on her writing at Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island, IL. They will both celebrate their experiences in the area, and share some of the writing they worked on during the retreat at a public reading (date and location TBD–stay tuned for more info).

MY CANCER CHRONICLE by Dick Stahl :: Release Party at Wallenberg Hall on Sunday, June 12 from 2-4pm!

MWC Press, the publishing imprint of the Midwest Writing Center, is honored to announce the publication of My Cancer Chronicle, the final book of poems from the former Quad City Poet Laureate and long-time Davenport Central High School teacher Richard “Dick” Stahl (1939-2020). The book will be released at a special event on Sunday, June 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College.