Midwest Writing Center Offers Free Young Emerging Writers Studio
Starting February 2019

What: Young Emerging Writers Studio
When: First Wednesdays of each month (Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1), 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Midwest Writing Center (ground floor of RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201)

The Midwest Writing Center will start a new program for young writers at their offices on the ground floor of the Rock Island Public Library Downtown branch on day, January 9, 2016. The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Studio is a new casual writing workshop/critique group for young writers in and around the Quad City area. The YEW Studio is an extension of MWC’s successful Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program, which is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2019.

All young writers (approximate ages 15-19) throughout the Quad Cities are welcome to come and share their poetry, stories, essays, plays, or any other kind of writing they are pursuing, with a group of their peers and receive constructive critical feedback, or they are welcome to listen and join the discussion. YEW Studio will also feature generative writing prompts and other opportunities, such a public readings, in the future.

The Young Emerging Writers Studio will meet at 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, February through May, in the Midwest Writing Center’s offices on the ground floor of the Rock Island Public Library Downtown branch. Here is a complete list of dates:

February 6
March 6
April 3
May 1

These events are free and open to the public.

If you have any questions about the Young Emerging Writers Studio, please contact Ryan Collins at (309) 732-7330 or email him at mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org.

This workshop series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Illinois Arts Council Agency