Midwinter Day: A Virtual Reading to Benefit Bernadette Mayer — December 22, 6pm CST

Join us to celebrate the anniversary of Midwinter Day and to benefit poet Bernadette Mayer, “the mother of us all.” Over forty years after Mayer composed the book-length poem on one winter day in 1978, writing organizations across the country are joining forces to host readings in honor of foundational feminist poet Bernadette Mayer. This year the Midwest Writing Center and Iowa City Poetry are teaming up to host the event in Iowa.

The Heartwork of Writing – Workshop Series led by Tanaya Winder | Starts Feb. 9

This six-week generative writing workshop is intended for womxn and femme identifying participants who want a brave space to share your poetry, stories, nonfiction, and more! Join this workshop to participate in reflective and interesting writing prompts to help rediscover and strengthen your inner passion and cultivate your voice. We’ll delve into the seeds of writing (where inspiration comes from, the roots of your poem or story) and by the end of our time together we’ll grow something beautiful. It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, if you’re just starting, curious, or have been writing for years, you’ll rediscover the power of writing in this workshop.

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Dear Friends of MWC,

I hope this finds you safe and well as we prepare to close the book on 2021. As we look back and reflect on all of the challenges and successes we’ve experienced this year, the moments that stand out most all center around community, of having more opportunities to be around one another, to share writing in the same space, and how important community is for our writing and for all of our endeavors. So, in the spirit of community, I thought I would share a handful of quotes from the MWC community, to share more about the importance of our work and the impact it has on people’s lives…