Please register via PayPal below. For details, including workshop description and faculty bios, click here. Be sure to attend our free keynote event featuring LUIS ALBERTO URREA on Thursday, June 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Figge Art Museum.

Everyone is also invited to our Conference Social on 6/23 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.

Click here for a downloadable PDF copy of the 2017 Collins Writers’ Conference Brochure — if you have any questions, or prefer to register over the phone, please call us at 309-732-7330 or send us an email at mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org

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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 (6/22 and 6/23) or either of the luncheons (6/23 and 6/24).


Registration Type
Keynote VIP Reception Attendance (included w/ Registration Fee)
Concluding Lunch Attendance (included with Registration Fee)




STEP 2. Workshop Selections

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


Full DRC Conference Registration (4 workshops)
Workshop preference 8:45am
Workshop preference 10:30am
Workshop Prefernce 1:45pm
Workshop Preference 3:30pm



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…


Choose Number of Workshops (up to 3)
Workshop Preference 8:45am
Workshop Preference 10:30am
Workshop Preference 1:45pm
Workshop Preference 3:30pm



STEP 3. Author Luncheon (optional)

Author Luncheon 6/23 – Kelly Daniels, Keynote Speaker –
“‘I’m Nobody! Who are you?’: On Writing Because You Love It”
$17. (Optional):


Dietary restrictions?


 STEP 4. Concluding Luncheon (optional)

Concluding Luncheon 6/24 – 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):


June 24 Conference Concluding Lunch



 STEP 5. Pitch Sessions (optional)

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


Select Faculty Member You Would Like to Pitch



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):


Choose a faculty member


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):


Room Accommodations at SAU
Notes about Room Reservation?



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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