Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gordon Warnock joins the faculty for David R. Collins Writers' Conference

The Midwest Writing Center is excited to have Gordon Warnock join the faculty for its 2013 David
Gordon Warnock
R. Collins Writers' Conference taking place June 27-29 in New Hall at St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport.

Warnock is a Founding Partner with Foreword Literary Management and he will be taking pitches for potential representation for publication during the conference. His client list includes Midwestern authors Tanya Chernov, Nan DeMars, and Pat Sinclair; he is currently looking to represent memoir, cookbooks, political and current events, humor, career, self-help, pets, commercial fiction and contemporary realistic young adult fiction.

In addition to the pitches, Warnock will be leading a free workshop on Thursday, June 27 starting at 7 p.m. at MWC on the 3rd floor of the Bucktown Center for the Arts at 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport. The workshop is open to conference attendees and non-attendees alike. It is entitled "Finding Your Way in the Modern Publishing Environment" and will discuss the different types of publishing options available today, teach participants how to pitch to agents, and end with a question and answer session. Those who plan to attend a pitch session with Warnock at the conference are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop.

Along with the pitch sessions, the 2013 conference features three-day writing workshops on a variety of topics including novels, creative non-fiction, reading as writers, speculative fiction, freelancing, poetry, and literary collage; critique sessions; luncheons; and a free faculty reading. Discounts are offered for MWC member and early bird (before June 15) registrants. More information, including a brochure, is available at via the conference link under the "Events & Opportunities" drop-down menu. Of course, information can be obtained and registration made by calling 563-324-1410 or emailing

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