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The Atlas 12 - Release party & reading

08/15/2017 06:00 PM

@ Midwest Writing Center
225 E 2nd St, Ste 303

The Atlas 12 - Release party & reading

The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program will host the launch party for their magazine THE ATLAS on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Rock Island Public Library Community Room (2nd Floor) at 401 19th Street in downtown Rock Island, IL.

The YEW Summer Internship Program is composed of students ages 15-19 who applied and were interviewed for the privilege of participating in this selective paid internship program. This summer, 16 interns from around the Quad City area participated in YEW. YEW provides writing instruction in a variety of writing styles and processes, and develops professional skills in areas such as editing, collaborative project management, and magazine design. In just over 50 hours over seven weeks, students went from meet-and-greet to producing a high-quality literary magazine. This summer, the YEW program celebrates the release of the 12th volume of THE ATLAS.

THE ATLAS is the annual magazine/collection of their writing, and demonstrates the students' skills in creative writing, editing, and magazine production. Interns will be reading selections from THE ATLAS, the Tim Curry Outstanding Intern award will be presented to one of the interns, and copies of new and back issues will be available for purchase. THE ATLAS, Vol. 12 will be available for a special price of $7.50 (usually $10) at the launch, and all back issues of THE ATLAS only $5. After the launch, they will be sold at Exotic Imports in Moline, IL, at the Midwest Writing Center, and online.

Doors at 6pm, Readings start at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public.

Please contact Ryan Collins for more information about the YEW Summer Internship Program, THE ATLAS, or this event: mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, w (309) 732-7330

Funding and material support for the Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship program generously provided by the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation; the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend Core Mission Grant; the Melvin McKay Charitable Trust; the Doris and Victor Day Foundation; the Rausch Family Foundation I; the CD Wiman Memorial Trust; Total Printing Systems; and the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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