Birdies for Charity is back!

It’s the best time of year to show your support for MWC—your donation is maximized through Birdies for Charity! MWC will receive 100% of your donation and will be guaranteed an additional bonus promise of at least 5%.

MWC is committed to helping our community use writing improve their quality of life, or as we like to say, to write more light into your life. Your support makes so much possible:

David R. Collins Writers’ Conference is the only event of its kind in the Quad Cities, bringing award-winning writers from across the country to connect with the QC writing community

Young Emerging Writers Programs help students grow their writing abilities while learning job skills creating creative and professional opportunities of hundreds of QC students (including the YEW Summer Camp for students ages 11-14, back for 2024!)

MWC Press publishes great writing from local authors as well from around the Midwest

Write More Light, one of our newest programs, livestreams interviews with writers and educators, offers writing advice, and gives prompts to help people connect more with their writing and supplement writing education in schools

SPECTRA Reading Series brings some of the best writers in the country to the QC to share a stage with the brightest writing talent our community has to offer

Free Community Events, including workshops, open mics, our twice-monthly Writer’s Studio critique group, book releases, and many other literary events we present with our many community partners


We hope you’ll consider making a donation to MWC through Birdies, so that together, we can continue helping people write more light into their lives. You can also start or a renew your membership to MWC through Birdies—all donations $25 and over will receive a one-year membership or renewal, and all donations over $50 will receive a complimentary copy of our anthology Shattered Constraints: An Anthology of Radical Hospitality.

You can make a donation using the Birdies for Charity secure website, or you can download a mail-in pledge form, available through the Birdies for Charity website – our Birdies number is 1370.

Please contact MWC with any questions about Birdies for Charity, the programs it supports, or how you can get involved with MWC. Thank you so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon!


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