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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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