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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1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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