Applications for the 2015 Great River Writers Retreat close June 15 — apply today!


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The Midwest Writing Center is now accepting applications for the Great River Writers’ Retreat.   The retreat will be held September 6th through 12th at the Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island, Illinois. Applications will be accepted until June 15. The retreat is open to Iowa and Illinois residents writing in any mode/genre. The applications must include a cover page, proof of residency, professional resume, project description, a work sample of no more than 10 pages, and a $15 reading fee. Applications may be submitted online or via mail. The winning applicants will have a public reading of their original work on September 10th at the Midwest Writing Center at 7 p.m.

The Great River Writers Retreat is sponsored by Dr. Nicolas Shammas.

More information on the Retreat and the application process is available on or by calling Ryan Collins at 563-324-1410.