Banned Books Reading at the Rock Island Public Library on Wednesday, September 26
Social hour starts at 5:30 pm; at 6, local authors and book lovers will read from their favorite banned and challenged books.
Book Bums Workshop on Saturday, November 3 at West Liberty Public Library
Workshops on poetry, flash fiction, world-building, and genre writing are all free and open to the public, with an author fair before lunch giving attendees a chance to meet authors and get signed books.
Master Plots & Story Structures at the Midwest Writing Center Saturday, November 10, 2 – 4 pm
From character arcs and emotional journeys to plot lines and dramatic acts, structures underpin our stories, novels, screenplays, and creative nonfiction in a variety of ways. In this workshop we’ll discuss the kinds of structures that best hold your prose together and how to make tried-and-true story structures your own. Register here to gain your spot!
“Master Plots” Workshop @ Creativity Camp, Langwood Education Center, Grandview, IA, June 16
Celebration of the Arts, West Liberty Public Library, May 19 1-4 pm
Book Bums, West Liberty Public Library, West Liberty, IA, November 4
Banned Books Reading, Midwest Writing Center, Rock Island, IL, September 27, 6:00 pm. Who doesn’t enjoy the naughty bits from Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Miller’s Tale” from The Canterbury Tales? Full of lewdness and obscenity, and guess what—also classic, canonical literature.
Expressing the Psalms Workshop, St. Mary’s Monastery, Rock Island, IL, September 8-9
Great River Writer’s Retreat Reading, Midwest Writing Center, Rock Island, IL, September 6, 6:00 pm
Third Annual Clinton Book Festival at Clinton Community College, Clinton, IA, August 26
Clinton Reads: Writing with Research, Clinton Public Library, July 20
Creativity Camp, Langwood Education Center, Grandview, IA, May 19-21
Rock Town Lit Fest, Rock Island, IL, May 5-6
Author reading, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, November 7
Fall fiction workshops hosted by Writers on the Avenue, October and November
Clinton Book Festival, Clinton Public Library, Clinton, IA, August 27
Author signing, Deana’s Java Cafe, Clinton, IA, July 9
Book launch party for A Lesson in Manners
Writers on the Avenue Poetry Festival, Muscatine, IA, April 30
Read Local Program, Bettendorf Public Library, Bettendorf, IA, April 27
Author signing, Elly’s Tea & Coffee, Muscatine, IA, April 32
Classroom visit, City High School, Iowa City, IA, March 31
SISTERS Reading, Muscatine, IA, March 8
Several leading local women came together to read from SISTERS: An Anthology to celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, at the Muscatine History and Industry Center. This was a lovely, heartfelt, and moving celebration of sisterhood, women’s voices, and a community of accomplished people (and a front-page write-up in the newspaper the following day, too!). The event was taped thanks to faculty at MCC, and you might catch it running on the public access channel, Channel 9. Many thanks to sponsors Musser Public Library, Writers on the Avenue, and the Muscatine History and Industry Center for hosting this event.
Author fair, Moline Public Library, Moline, IL, December 5
Book Bums Writer’s Workshop, West Liberty Public Library, West Liberty, IA, November 7
Opening reader, SPECTRA Reading Series, Rock Island, IL, October 29
Researching and Writing Historical Fiction, Midwest Writing Center, October 17
Contact Misty to arrange a workshop, reading, classroom visit, or other event: