YEW Middle School Writer’s Workshop

What: Young Emerging Writers Camp,
When:  July 22-26 2019 Where: Rock Island Public Library 
Cost:  Cost for the week-long day camp is $100, which also includes a one-year MWC student membership, and a copy of the book Bix Biderbecke: Jazz Age Genius.

He is the MWC offers the YEW Summer Camp for students finishing the sixth, seventh and eighth grades (ages 11-14 approx.), now entering its seventh year.

Modeled after the high school program, the YEW Summer Camp consists of close instruction in prose, poetry, and drama and culminates in a public reading of the students’ work.

Guest instructors make appearances throughout this week-long program. Participants will receive 25 hours of immersion in the literary arts to enhance, improve and diversify their writing skills. Full scholarships will be available and granted to those with financial need.

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Youth Writing Workshop with Adam Fell

What: Adam Fell & Young Quad City Writers When: July 17 Where: Community Room of the Rock Island Public Library in downtown Rock Island. Cost: This workshop is free & open; RSVP’s are appreciated.

The Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program & SPECTRA Reading Series are Proud to Present…

SPECTRA & Young Emerging Writers are thrilled to announce two special writing/reading events, featuring poet/novelist ADAM FELL.

First, Fell will lead a poetry workshop open to all student writers (ages 15-19) in the Quad City area. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Rock Island Public Library in downtown Rock Island. This workshop is free & open; RSVP’s are appreciated. Please contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org if you plan to attend.

The next evening, Thursday, July 18, Rozz-Tox will host a special SPECTRA Reading Series event, featuring Adam Fell, MC Hyland, Christine Kanownik, Becca Klaver, with a number of the Midwest Writing Center’s Young Emerging Writers (YEW) opening up the event. The event will start at 7:00 p.m. with the YEW readings, and the SPECTRA features taking the stage at 8:00 p.m.

Both of these events are free and open to the public, though donations to support MWC youth writing programs and touring writers is most appreciated.

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