SPECTRA returns April 5 to Rozz-Tox


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Posted Online: March 22, 2013, 2:31 pm
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Press release submitted by the Midwest Writing Center.

SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series returns to Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, for National Poetry Month kick-off featuring Caryl Pagel, Philip Sorenson and Olivia Cronk .
SPECTRA features innovative and award-winning poets from across the Midwest, with Quad Cities-based poets and writers (often younger and/or up & coming writers) reading as supporting acts. All SPECTRA events will be held at Rozz-Tox and will be free and open to all ages (donations welcome).
SPECTRA is also accepting submissions from local poets and writers to be supporting readers for the 2013 season. Interested poets should send no more than three of their best poems (previously published poems are accepted) in a single file attachment (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .otd) to mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org with the phrase "SPECTRA Readers" in the subject line.

















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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