June 28, 29, and 30, 2018
St. Ambrose University
McCarthy Hall
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa

The David R. Collins Writers’ Conference is back with all new faculty. With five three-day workshops, book pitches with multiple publishers, author luncheon, concluding luncheon, free evening faculty reading, and keynote event, there’s something for everyone! Register before June 15th to receive the early bird discount.

Complete information and brochures for the 2018 Conference will be available soon.

Please call MWC at 309-732-7330 for more information. 

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Please register via PayPal below. For details, including workshop description and faculty bios, click here.

Everyone is also invited to our Conference Social on 6/29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Faculty Reading and Book Signing later that night from 7 to 9 p.m., both at Rozz-Tox.

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PLEASE FOLLOW THE REGISTRATION STEPS IN ORDER, AND PLEASE SEE NOTES IN BOLD/ITALIC TO ENSURE YOUR REGISTRATION IS RECEIVED PROPERLY.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, OR ANY PROBLEMS WITH YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION, PLEASE CALL RYAN COLLINS AT (309) 732-7330, OR EMAIL HIM AT mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. THANKS!

STEP 1. Registration Fee

If you are taking workshops or signing up for a pitch and/or critique session, you MUST pay the non-refundable registration fee, which includes the Saturday Concluding Luncheon. You do not have to pay the fee if you are only attending free events (6/28 and 6/29) or either of the luncheons (6/29 and 6/30).



STEP 2. Workshop Selections

Please choose either the full conference registration (4 workshops) for the first PayPal menu…


OR, if you are not registering for the full conference, please skip the full registration PayPal button and proceed to the second PayPal Menu below to select individual workshops, up to 3…


STEP 3. Author Luncheon (optional)

Author Luncheon 6/29 – Keynote Speaker TBA –
$17. (Optional):


 STEP 4. Concluding Luncheon (optional)

Concluding Luncheon 6/30 – Cost of Concluding lunch is included in your registration; please just indicate whether you plan to attend of not – $17 if you have not paid registration free. (Optional):


 STEP 5. Pitch Sessions (optional)

Pitch Sessions – Scheduled during the allotted times on the first day of the conference. See registration table. (Optional):


STEP 6. 30-Minute 1-on-1 Critique Sessions (optional)

30-Minute Critique Sessions – Scheduled with instructor on the first day of Conference. If you have specific scheduling needs, please contact MWC to make arrangements. (Optional):


STEP 7. Room Accommodations (optional)

If you need lodging on the SAU campus during the Conference, please select the number of nights and dates using the table below. Dorm rooms are $42/night. If you have questions/specific needs for the dorm rooms, please contact MWC. (Optional):


Conference Sponsors:

Modern Woodman of America, Founding Sponsor of the David R. Collins Writers’ Conference

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Regional Development Authority

 

 

 

 

WVIK 90.3 FM, Quad Cities NPR

 

 

The Figge Art Museum

 

 

St. Ambrose University English Department

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Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts

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