The Midwest Writing Center presents: SPECTRA Reading Series & Young Emerging Writers Showcase — Featuring some of the best young writers in the Midwest, including the staff, interns, and friends of the 2022 Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program.
Thanks so much to everyone who participated in Iron Pen 2022. We received many terrific entries from writers across a record 16 states, and our judges had difficult decisions to make in their evaluations with such strong and various work in each category. Without any further ado, here are the winners of the 2022 Iron Pen Contest, by category:
Join us to celebrate the anniversary of Midwinter Day and to benefit poet Bernadette Mayer, “the mother of us all.” Over forty years after Mayer composed the book-length poem on one winter day in 1978, writing organizations across the country are joining forces to host readings in honor of foundational feminist poet Bernadette Mayer. This year the Midwest Writing Center and Iowa City Poetry are teaming up to host the event in Iowa.