MWC workshops begin March 12

Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 12:17 pm
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Press release submitted by the Midwest Writing Center.

Midwest Writing Center is offering a series of workshops this spring for anyone who wants to write or who used to write and wants to get back into it, but doesn't know where to start. The series will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on March 12 and 26, April 9 and 23, and May 7 and 21.
Cost for MWC members is $60 for the series, $75 for non-members. Membership discount will also be extended to any senior center or independent living retirement community resident.
Class size is limited. To register, call MWC 563-324-1410 or email For information about the series, visit; for Midwest Writing Center, visit
Though the series will be tailored to participants' interests, planned topics include how to start a writing practice, use creative writing tools to improve writing, find a writing voice, and revise and edit.


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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

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