Watch the 2019 YEW Interns discuss why writing is important to them, why the MWC is important, and why they wanted to participate in YEW (video by Jeff Moore)

 Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program Celebrates the Release of THE ATLAS 15 with a Virtual Event on Thurs., 10/1

It’s finally here! The Atlas 15 Release Party!

Facebook + YouTube Live  October 1 | 6:30-8:30pm CST

Produced by the 2020 Young Emerging Writers interns, featuring some of the best writing by writers under 20 anywhere in the US.

To pre-order The Atlas 15 and read a special note from the interns click here.

The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program will host a virtual launch party for the latest issue of the Program’s literary magazine THE ATLAS on Thursday, October 1st via Facebook Live.

The YEW Interns will give a brief reading of their work, and the Tim Curry Outstanding Intern award will be presented to one of the interns.

The YEW Summer Internship Program is composed of students ages 15-19 who applied and were interviewed for the privilege of participating in this selective paid internship program. This summer, 16 interns from around the Quad City area participated in YEW at a distance, meeting via Zoom and collaborating online to release the 15th volume of THE ATLAS literary magazine.

YEW provides writing instruction in a variety of writing styles and processes, and develops professional skills in areas such as editing, collaborative project management, and magazine production and design. In 50 hours of meetings over seven weeks, the interns went from meet-and-greet to producing a high-quality literary magazine.

To pre-order Atlas 15 or to order back issues visit the MWC Press bookstore here.

THE ATLAS 15 – A collection of works by the Young Emerging Writers 2020:
SOPHIA BEST / JOE deBLOIS / SIOBHÁN DUNN / KRYSTINA FRANKS / McKENZIE GUYTON / CHARLY HEBER-SPATES / MONTANA HOGAN / GABRIELLA JOHNSON / JANEY LOCANDER / LARS MESEKE-WREN / AVA MILLER / SIOBHAN MORLEY / ALYSSA NEWTON / LARISSA POTHOVEN / MORGAN WEBB / WYNTIR WHITE

We’ll also be encouraging everyone to support the terrific people at Rozz-Tox, where this event is supposed to be happening, and will be in our hearts. Show them some love with a donation by clicking here.

The event is free & open with a $5 suggested donation to support the Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program and support touring writers. Donations can be sent to MWC via PayPal at mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org or by using the link at the bottom of this page. 

Funding support for the Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship program generously provided by Regional Development Authority; Scott County Regional Authority; Illinois Humanities; Modern Woodmen of America; the Melvin McKay Charitable Trust; the CD Wiman Memorial; the Rausch Family Foundation I; the Moline Foundation; the Figge Art Museum; Rozz-Tox; and the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

If you do not have Facebook or prefer to join the Zoom meeting, Contact Sarah Elgatian for the Zoom invite: sarah.elgatian@mwcqc.org

The 2019 YEW interns and staff at THE ATLAS 14 Release Party

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 You can support the Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program by becoming a YEW/The Atlas Sponsor. You can use the PDF form linked below to send in a sponsorship contribution to MWC, or use the PayPal button below to make a donation online today. All donations over $10 will receive a complimentary copy of the most recent issue of The Atlas. Thanks for supporting YEW!  

Click here to download a Young Emerging Writers/The Atlas Sponsorship Form



Funding support for the 2020 Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program generously provided by Regional Development Authority; Scott County Regional Authority; Illinois Humanities; Modern Woodmen of America; the Melvin McKay Charitable Trust; the CD Wiman Memorial; the Rausch Family Foundation I; the Moline Foundation; the Figge Art Museum; Rozz-Tox; and the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.