Support MWC on #GivingTuesday & Join Us for a Free Workshop

The Midwest Writing Center will be participating in this year’s #GivingTuesday to kick off our year-end fundraising drive for our 2018 general operations and programming schedule, which includes our annual Writers’ Conference, Children’s Literature Festival, YEW Internship Program and Middle School Camp, SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series, and many more events and opportunities.

We are thrilled to announce that we have a donor who will match every donation we receive as part of our #GivingTuesday campaign, dollar for dollar, up to $3,000! That means your contributions will be doubled—it’s a gift that gives twice!

Please consider a contribution to MWC on #GivingTuesday as part of your year-end giving, or as a gift to family or friends who are writers and/or lovers of the written word—all donations $25 and up will receive 1-year memberships, or membership renewals, to MWC.

Also, on #GivingTuesday, author/publisher Jodie Toohey will lead a free one-hour beginning writing workshop (more info below)

We had a a fantastic response to last year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, and we hope this year we can match or exceed that response. Thanks for considering Midwest Writing Center in your end-of-year charitable donations.

Making a #GivingTuesday Donation to MWC

  1. You can send your donation via USPS to our office:

Midwest Writing Center
c/o RIPL
401 19th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201

2. You can call us at (309) 732-7330 and make a donation over the phone.

3. You can make a donation online using the PayPal link below:

Jodie Toohey, Wordsy Woman, and Midwest Writing Center have teamed up to give back on #GivingTuesday, November 28th.Jodie Toohey will lead a workshop aimed at helping you give yourself the gift of writing. She’ll talk about how to get into a writing practice, how to get over the mental stumbling blocks that may be in your way, and provide some tips on how to get started writing your memoir, novel, poetry, or whatever you’re wanting to write.Since this is a gift to the community, it is a free & open to the public, but reservations are appreciated: contact us at or 309-732-7330 to let us know you’re planning to attend.

Join us for a trip back to the basics. Whether you’re just starting out with your writing practice, or whether you’re looking for some fresh inspiration for writing you’ve been doing for some time, join us on 11/28 to get started.