After twenty-plus years, the David R. Collins Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the Mississippi Valley Writers’ Conference) will return to the campus of Augustana College this summer, June 22-24. Featuring our stellar Conference Faculty (Kali White VanBaale, Keith Pilapil Lesmeister, Jesus “Chuy” Renteria, and Rebecca Wee) leading three-day workshops, participating in a Community Conversation keynote event, and holding a public reading. We’ll also be hosting community book fair on Saturday, 6/24 for local/regional authors, publishers, booksellers, and more.
TO FEEL THE WORLD AS A POEM: YOUTH POETRY WORKSHOPS – Sat. 4/29 at the Rock Island Public Library
MWC is partnering with Illinois Humanities to present free poetry workshops for K-12 students on Saturday, April 29 at the Rock Island Public Library.
These workshops will be divided into two age groups: grades K-6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and grades 7-12 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. They will be hosted at the Midwest Writing Center by Executive Director Ryan Collins. Food and drinks will be provided.
This event is free and open to students in grades K through 12, but space is limited.
Upcoming Poetry Workshops for National Poetry Month
MWC is partnering with Nahant Marsh Education Center and Illinois Humanities to host two poetry workshops this month to celebrate National Poetry Month