Update on 2018 Celebration of the Literary Arts Fundraising

The Midwest Writing Center (MWC) celebrated the end of 2018 with two successful fundraisers. The first was held on October 25 at CityView Celebrations in Moline, and featured a reading/performance by Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander. At the event, author/educator Misty Urban of Muscatine, IA was awarded the David R. Collins Literary Achievement Award, after being nominated by Becky Whitmore and Mary Davidsaver. Finalists for the Literary Achievement Award included Laylon Baucom, Deb Bowen, and Jodie Toohey.

The event raised $2,460, which exceeded the match goal of $2,000, so every dollar donated at the event will go twice as far. Theresa Stimpson of Rock Island, IL received a special prize for being the largest single donor of the night: a unique “Stories of the Heart” pendant, designed by Todd Malcolm of Malcom Jewelers.

MWC wants to thank everyone who attended the event, as well as all of the volunteers, our Board of Directors, and our sponsors, who all made such a successful night possible. Sponsors of of the Celebration of the Literary Arts included: Todd Malcolm of Malcolm Jewelers, Stories of the Heart Collection; John Moran, Morgan Stanley Davenport; J. Lynn Behrends; Susan Collins; Pam Davies; Laura Davis; John & Nancy Hayes; Mary Lewis; Rochelle Murray; Liz Tanaka; and Dr. Robin Throne.

All photos of the Celebration of the Literary Arts taken by Crystal Milburn


Support Midwest Writing Center with a Celebration of the Literary Arts
featuring Iowa Poet Laureate MARY SWANDER

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 
Social hour/Cash Bar: 5:30pm | Buffet Dinner/Program: 6:30pm

Where: CityView Celebrations at Trimble Pointe (701 12th St., Moline, IL 61265)

Keynote Speaker: Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander

**If you are unable to attend, but are still interested in supporting MWC programs and operations, you can make a donation to MWC using the PayPal link below**

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