David R. Collins Writers' Conference

Davenport, Iowa, United States

Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2018


TUITION / COST:Approx. $250 for a full conference registration
Need-based scholarships are available; contact Ryan Collins for more information

CONTACT: Ryan Collins
PHONE: 309-732-7330
EMAIL: mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org
WEBSITE: http://www.mwcqc.org/events-opportunities/david-r-collins-writers-conference/

Come to the Mississippi River for three days of inspiration, writing, and community at The David R. Collins Writers’ Conference, held on the campus of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. 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 an open mic reading, a faculty book sale, networking opportunities, and lots of Midwestern hospitality.

The David R. Collins Writers' Conference is in its 13th year on the campus of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. Lodging is available in the dorms on campus. Each workshop is 4.5 hours over three days, 1.5 hours per day. We will be offering five workshops in 2018, including: poetry; nonfiction/memoir; short fiction; the novel; and more TBA. 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; luncheons; and a featured event at the Figge Art Museum on June 28.


Featured Writers Include:



Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust
Iowa, United States

Midwest Writing Center

Mission: Fostering appreciation of the written word, supporting and educating its creators. MWC helps writers develop their craft, find audiences, and maintain a writing community where they can learn and grow in a supportive environment. Through public readings, workshops, critiques groups, contests, publications and partnerships, the Center enriches the community with its emphasis on literary arts and education. The MWC supports writers to create and document the stories of their imagination and life which will in turn crate a record of their human experience, and encourages readers to do the same and take on a writing habit that will enrich both their appreciation of the written word and enhance their own quality of life.