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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  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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