• Clinton's River Arts Center Teams Up with Midwest Writing Center for 2020 Anthology Reading Event

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    November 24, 2021
    The River Arts Center in downtown Clinton, known mostly for its work in the visual and performing arts, is hosting a reading event with Midwest Writing Center (MWC), a non-profit based in Rock Island, Illinois, focused on the literary arts. On Saturday, December 11th from 1 to 3 p.m., authors with selections in MWC’s These Interesting Times: Surviving 2020 in the Quad Cities will read their pieces and answer questions. Books will be available for purchase with the attending authors being more than happy to sign them. The event is free, open to the public, and includes light refreshments. Attendees will also be able to view the River Arts Center’s members’ show being held through December 24th, and the gift shop will be open for shopping.
    Misty Urban, the anthology’s editor, will emcee the event. Authors scheduled to read include Mike Bayles, Xixuan Collins, Melissa Conway, Mary Davidsaver, Monica Flink. Jonathan Turner, and Lo Whittington. Sales from the books during the event will benefit River Arts Center, Midwest Writing Center, and the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund.
    The anthology was produced by MWC Press, which is the publishing arm of Midwest Writing Center, whose the mission is "fostering appreciation of the written word, supporting and educating its creators." The River Arts Center is operated by the Clinton Art Association, whose mission includes “promoting awareness of the arts and providing opportunities for the community to actively participate in a quality arts environment.”

    About MWC:
    Ryan Collins, Executive Director
    Midwest Writing Center
    c/o RIPL
    401 19th St.
    Rock Island, IL, 61201
    About the Event:
    Jodie Toohey
    Legacy Book Press LLC
    1431 Hiawatha Lane
    Camanche, IA, 52730
    About River Arts Center:
    229 5th Avenue South
    Clinton, IA, 52732

    Pat Mooney, President
    clintonartassociation@gmail.com, (563) 242-2858