Announcing the Winner of the 2023 Great River Writers Retreat! 

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the great River Writers Retreat, Dee Robb!

Robb will be in residence July 25-31, 2023, at Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island, concentrating on a story-in-verse project about teen domestic violence. She will share some of her work-in-progress as one of the featured readers at the SPECTRA Reading Series event at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL) at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27.

Applications for the Great River Writers Retreat – Deadline 5/31

The Great River Writers Retreat winner is selected from an applicant pool of writers from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin across multiple genres, and allows the winner to spend a week working on a specific writing project they have underway.

The Great River Writer’s Retreat Contest will open for all writers on January 1, 2023 and close on May 31, 2023. The retreat dates for 2023 are July 25-31, 2023 at the Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island, IL.

Great River Writers Retreat Reading at RIPL, Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

The Midwest Writing Center is proud to present the winners of the Great River Writers’ Retreat from both 2021 and 2022 as they share their work and current projects for a live reading at the Rock Island Public Library.
Both winners will be sharing some of their experiences and reading from the projects they will be working on during the retreat on September 1st at 5:30 pm in the Rock Island Public Library (401 19th St, Rock Island, IL 61201) Community Room on the second floor.