OFF CHANNEL Poetry Collection


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Posted Online: Sept. 27, 2012, 4:14 pm
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Press release submitted by Midwest Writiing Center

Local poets read from OFF CHANNEL Poetry Collection on October 4th at the Midwest Writing Center

Quad City-area poets did very well in the 39th annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest. Several of them will be reading their winning, honorably mentioned or finalist poems from the contest's annual anthology Off Channel (Midwest Writing Center Press). Off Channel will be released Thursday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the Midwest Writing Center (225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303, Davenport), and will feature readings from local poets published in the anthology. The event will be free and open to the public, and copies of Off Channel will be available for purchase at a discount.

For more information about this event, the Off Channel anthology and the Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest, please contact Ryan Collins at the Midwest Writing Center, (563) 324-1410, mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org.




















 



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