MY CANCER CHRONICLE by Dick Stahl :: Release Party at Wallenberg Hall on Sunday, June 12 from 2-4pm!

MWC Press, the publishing imprint of the Midwest Writing Center, is honored to announce the publication of My Cancer Chronicle, the final book of poems from the former Quad City Poet Laureate and long-time Davenport Central High School teacher Richard “Dick” Stahl (1939-2020). The book will be released at a special event on Sunday, June 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College.

Call for Submissions – National Poetry Month

Calling all QC poets! Dead Poets Espresso & the Midwest Writing Center are partnering to feature local poets’ work during April, which is National Poetry Month.

The selected poems will be featured at Dead Poet’s Espresso (1525 3rd Ave A, Moline, IL) and the Moline Public Library throughout the month of April. If enough submissions are received, additional poems will be selected and rotated throughout the month. We are also looking for other partner venues to showcase the poems—if you are interested in hosting, please contact MWC.