“Short Fiction from Idea to Editor” Workshop Mini-Series Helps Writers Go from Concept to Publication

We wanting to avoid doing this, but due to the weather conditions, we feel it’s best to postpone today’s session of the Short Fiction workshop with David McFarland.
We will meet next week, as planned, for session #1 (Saturday, March 31, 2-4pm at MWC); *UPDATE* Session #2 has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 7 from 2-4pm at MWC.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns—we are open until 4pm on Saturday, March 24, and will be back in the office on Tuesday 3/27.
We apologize for any inconvenience. We look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday, March 31 at 2pm.
Registrations for the workshop will remain open until March 31—call us at (309) 732-7330 or follow the PayPal link below to register online.

Short Fiction from Idea to Editor – Fiction Writing Workshop
Instructor: David McFarland

When: Saturday, March 31 and April 7, 2-4pm both days
Where: Midwest Writing Center (RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201)
Cost: MWC Members: $20 for both workshops / $15 for one workshop
Non-MWC members: $30 for both workshops / $20 for one workshop
High school and college students: free admission

This will be a two part workshop that will look at short stories from the idea stage, to the draft and revision stage, to sending them out for publication.

The first session will focus on where story ideas come from and how to get those down in the first draft. The second session will cover the revision process, as well as the submission process as it functions today (using Submittable, for example) and other aids to writing such as the Zoetrope site where writers can get feedback, plus other on-line places where markets are listed, such as Poets & Writers.

This will be a two-part workshop; participants are welcome to take one class or both classes.

To register, you can use the PayPal link below; call Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 to pay over the phone; or send a check with a note to Midwest Writing Center, c/o RIPL, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, 61201. Space is limited, so register today!

Short Fiction Workshops – Registration
What school do you attend?

David McFarland graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. Since then he had taught composition and literature at a number of colleges and universities in the Quad Cities region. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in England, Australia and New Zealand in print and online in such places as Coe Review, Southern Ocean Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Stories, Southern Humanities Review and Poem, among others.


This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Regional Development Authority and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.