I hope this finds you safe and well as we prepare to turn the page on 2022. We’ve been fortunate to have a terrific year at MWC—from our partnership with WVIK to bring our These Interesting Times anthology into podcast form, to welcoming Ross Gay as our Writers’ Conference keynote speaker, it’s been an exciting year of celebrating the power of the written word. As I reflect and look forward, I’ve been thinking about two people very dear to MWC, both important to our history, who also made lasting contributions that will continue into the future—one of them a writer, and one of them an advocate: Richard “Dick” Stahl and Rochelle Murray.
Join us at Rozz-Tox for two SPECTRA events on 10/13 (featuring writers from the University of Iowa International Writing Program) and 10/20 (featuring Skylar Alexander and Lauren Haldeman, who each are celebrating the release of new books).
Midwest Writing Center is excited to welcome poet Salvatore Marici to MWC for a pair of events this October. First, Marici will give a poetry reading from his new book, Sneezing Coyotes and his previous books (all published by Ice Cube Press) as part of our Brown Bag Series on Wednesday, October 12 at 12:00 p.m.
Then, on Saturday, October 22, Marici will be leading a workshop called “Balancing Tension” — seating will for the workshop will be limited, and the cost for the workshop will be $15 for MWC Members, $20 for non-MWC Members.