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, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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