Saturday, September 10, 2011

Another Exciting Saturday

Local writer, editor, and communications specialist, Jane VanVooren Rogers, is holding a workshop and launch party on September 17th.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., she will be helping attendees avoid future grammar gaffs and syntax snafus in her “Common Errors in Writing” workshop. Cost to attend the workshop is $20 for members and $25 for non-members of Midwest Writing Center. For more information and to register, visit or call 563/324-1410.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ms. Van Vooren Rogers will be celebrating her new poetry chapbook, How to avoid being and other paths to Triumph, with a launch party. This chapbook consists of poems that primarily deal with women’s issues and empowerment. The launch is free and refreshments will be served.

As a professional editor, Rogers has edited books such as ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy (2007, Dorchester), Flax Your Way to Better Health (2011, TSA Press), and When Cancer Strikes: A Personal Story of Hope.  Jane also has experience in freelance writing and communications, and serves as a guest columnist for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus.  

Both events will be held at Midwest Writing Center on the third floor of the Bucktown Center for the Arts at 225 E. 2nd Street in downtown Davenport.

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