David R. Collins Virtual Writers’ Conference: Registration is Now OPEN!

The David R. Collins Writers’ Conference is back! With five three-day workshops, book pitches with multiple publishers, faculty reading, master class, and keynote event, there’s something for everyone. Register before June 12 to receive the early bird discount on workshops! 

Online registration is open now! If you’d like to register over the phone, please call Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330.

MWC is thrilled to welcome award-winning writer, teacher, and mentor Allison Joseph to be the keynote speaker for our 2021 Writers’ Conference. Joseph will appear at a special livestream event on Thursday, June 24, and will lead a virtual master class on Friday, June 25.


-Thursday, June 24, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST – Virtual Keynote Address and Q & A

-Friday, June 25, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST – Virtual Master Class (included with registration fee; $30 without registration fee)

Click here to visit the Conference home page for complete information, including schedule, workshops descriptions, instructor bios, and more.

Please contact MWC for more information: mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org | 309-732-7330

The 2021 David R. Collins Writers’ Conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors & grantors: Modern Woodmen of America, Conference Founding Sponsor; the Regional Development Authority; IL Humanities; the Illinois Arts Council Agency; the St. Ambrose University English Department; the Figge Art Museum; and Rozz-Tox.