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David R. Collins' 2014 Writers' Conference

June 26, 27 & 28th, 2014


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The 2014 Conference Info:

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.  Come join the fun on June 26, 27, and 28 on the campus of St. Ambrose University.   

Click here to download a copy of the brochure.




Pictured: The 2013 David R. Collins Writers' Conference

The 2014 Conference Faculty

*Kelly Daniels

*Adam Fell

*Jac Jemc

*Chad Simpson

*Rachel Yoder

*Jen Karsbaek

*Steve Semken

*Rebecca Wee
Click here for faculty biographies.

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.



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.




Click here to register and pay for this conference online. 

Thank You! to our conference sponsors:

Modern Woodmen of America

St. Ambrose University English Department
Illinois Art Council Agency
Genesis Health Systems




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