Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 12:15 pm
Midwest Writing Center seeks participants and nominations for Literary Awards banquet
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Press release submitted by Midwest Writing Center.
Midwest Writing Center will host a celebration of the literary arts in the community with a Literary Awards Banquet Saturday, March 16, 2013, at The Outing Club in Davenport. Keynote speaker will be Randy Wayne White, Davenport native and New York Times best-selling author.
A local author book fair, silent auction, recognition of outstanding writing teachers or professors, outstanding writing programs, local and regional writing groups, and presentation of the 4th David. R. Collins Literary Achievement Award are also included.
The MWC is seeking nominations for the David R. Collins Literary Achievement Award, the recipient of which will be selected by an independent panel not associated with MWC's board. Nominees must be published authors, helpful to other writers and readers, members of a local writing group, live in the region, and promote literacy. Nominations are due by Feb. 15th and instructions are available on MWC's website at www.midwestwritingcenter.org.
Non-competitive nominations are also being taken to recognize outstanding writing teachers or professors and writing programs in the area. To nominate such a teacher, professor, or writing program, nominators need to send a short narrative explaining their reasoning for the nomination to MWC at 225 E. 2nd Street, Ste. 303, Davenport, IA, 52801 or firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28th. All nominees will be notified of their nomination and recognized at the banquet.
Authors with books published since 2010 are invited to participate in a book fair during the cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at the banquet. Participation is free of charge but authors must reserve a table space and have a reservation for the banquet. Authors are responsible for selling their own books and collecting sales tax.
Cost to attend the banquet is $40 per person and reservations must be made no later than March 11th. For information, to make a nomination, or reservations, visit www.midwestwritingcenter.org, email email@example.com, or call (563) 324-1410.