The winning Iowa or Illinois writers will receive six nights' accommodation at the Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island, Illinois, a travel stipend, and an invitation to read to the Quad Cities area literary community. The public reading of their original work will take place on September 7, 2012 at the Midwest Writing Center at 7 p.m. as part of the East-West Riverfest celebration. See the application details for submission requirements. Past winners include Jennifer Perrine, Emma Rainey, Ann Hudson, Paul Brooke, and others.
Benet House Retreat Center, Rock Island, IL2010 Retreat Winner, Ann Hudson