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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.

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