Our Mission

Midwest Writing Center's mission: Fostering appreciation of the written word, supporting and educating its creators.

The Midwest Writing Center helps writers develop their craft, find audiences and establish a writing community where they can learn and grow in a supportive environment. Through public readings, workshops, critique groups, contests, publications and partnerships, the Center enriches the community with its emphasis on literary arts and education.

In 2010 we served over 3,000 writers and readers in the Quad Cities and beyond through our contests and programs. We support writers of all ages, interests and talents. Whether you are a poet, aspiring novelist or simply enjoy the written word, you will find inspiration at the MWC.