Friday, April 25, 2014

Register Now for 2014 David R. Collins' Writers' Conference: June 26-28

Come join the fun on June 26, 27, and 28 on the campus of St. Ambrose University for the 2014 David R. Collins' Writers' Conference.   
2013 Conference Faculty
Matthew Guenette

Click here for online registration. 

Come to the Mississippi River for your writing inspiration as have so many other authors. The David R. Collins Writers’ Conference is your destination for writing improvement in a variety of genres, publishing tips, time with multi-published authors, one on one critiques and pitches, readings, book sales, networking, making new writing friends, and Midwest hospitality.  We offer three days of intensive learning from professional writers and publishers at bargain basement prices.  Click here to download a copy of the brochure.

The 2014 Conference Workshop Topics

  • Novel as Discovery
  • Time is on Your Side: Structuring Your Book-Length Memoir
  • Come On, Baby, Make It Hurt So Good: The Art of the Confessional Poem 
  • The Ecstatic Essay
  • Flash Fiction: A Liminal Genre

Click here for workshop descriptions.

The 2014 Conference Faculty
  • Kelly Daniels
  • Adam Fell
  • Jac Jemc
  • Chad Simpson
  • Rachel Yoder
  • Jen Karsbaek
  • Steve Semken
  • Rebecca Wee


Also Offered

  • One-On-One Critique Sessions, 30 minutes for $35
  • Ten Minute Pitch Sessions with Steve Semken (6/27) or Jen Karsbaek (6/28) for $25
  • Author Luncheon with Rebecca Wee, June 28th, for $15
  • Concluding Lunch included with Registration
  • Free Evening Workshop on June 27th, 7-8 p.m. with agent Jen Karsbaek
  • Free Faculty Reading June 26th at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL), 7-9 p.m.
            Thank You! 
to our 2014 conference sponsors:
Modern Woodman of America
St. Ambrose University English Department
Illinois Art Council Agency
Genesis Health Systems


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