David R. Collins Writers' Conference

Rock Island, Illinois, United States

Jun 23 - Jun 24, 2022


TUITION / COST:Approx. $350 for a full conference registration for MWC members; $400 for non-MWC members
Need-based scholarships are available, as well as scholarships for students and veterans; contact Ryan Collins for more information

CONTACT: Ryan Collins
PHONE: 3097327330
EMAIL: mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org
WEBSITE: http://www.mwcqc.org/events-opportunities/david-r-collins-writers-conference/

Join us for three days of inspiration, writing, and community at The David R. Collins Writers’ Conference June 23-25, 2021. The 2022 Conference will be a hybrid format, with some events in-person and others virtual. Here, you can develop your writing working with award-winning authors in a variety of genres, and get publishing tips, one-on-one critiques, and pitch a manuscript, all for an affordable price. We also have a keynote event and master class, a faculty reading and participant open mic, a faculty book sale, networking opportunities, and lots of Midwestern hospitality.

For 2022, the David R. Collins Writers' Conference will hybrid. Each workshop meets for 90 minutes each day, 4.5 hours over three days. We will be offering five workshops in 2022, including: poetry; personal essay/memoir; short fiction; and the novel. We also have a faculty reading and an open mic for participants; pitch sessions for writers to present manuscripts to our own MWC Press; one-on-one manuscript critiques with Conference faculty; and a keynote event on June 23, and a master class led by the keynote speaker on June 24.


Featured Writers Include:



Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


401 19th St
Rock Island
Illinois, United States

Midwest Writing Center

Mission: Fostering appreciation of the written word, supporting and educating its creators.

Tag line: Write more light into your life.

The Midwest Writing Center helps writers develop their craft, find audiences, and participate in a writing community where they can learn and grow in a supportive environment. Through public readings, workshops, critiques groups, contests, publications, and partnerships, MWC enriches the community with its emphasis on literary arts and education, supporting and encouraging writers and readers to take on a writing habit that will enrich both their appreciation of the written word and enhance their own quality of life.