Poetry Contest Winners

WOTA is thrilled to announce the winners of the spring poetry contest. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding poets: Adult winners: 1st: “Summer” by Richard Thurston 2d: “Panorama” by Rick Bierman 3d: “Empty Basket” by Mike Fladlien Honorable mentions: “And the Winner Is . . .” by Vicky Dovenspike “You Know It’s Spring When…

Scholarships Available to Attend Creativity Camp!

Come get your biannual dose of inspiration at Creativity Camp, held this year from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17 at Langwood Education Center in Grandview, IA. Full details will be available soon on the Society of Great River Poets website, but here’s the skinny: Workshops will cover everything from plot, the short story,…

Spring News: Meetings and More

Hi, writers! Here’s a quick overview of our agenda for the spring. Meeting April’s monthly meeting is Tuesday, 4/17 at the Student Center at Muscatine Community College, 152 Colorado St. Bring a pen, bring a friend, and bring a short work to share! The business meeting will start at 5:30 and the writing fun begins…

Upcoming in April

First and foremost: The deadline for our spring poetry contest in March 30, so send your entries if you haven’t already and you reside in the included counties. We can’t wait to read your work! Our March meeting witnessed some old favorites and some new thrills as we continue to tweak our new meeting format….

March Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, March 20 at the Student Center at Muscatine Community College for the next Writers on the Avenue meeting! The business meeting will begin at 5:30 to discuss the poetry contest and upcoming anthology. The writing fun will begin at 6:00. Bring a pen, bring a friend, bring something to share. We…

February meeting

Join us on Tuesday, February 20 for the next WOTA meeting! Bring a pen, bring a friend, and bring work you’d like to share. We’re adding some new activities to the usual meeting format in hopes of sparking more inspiration and fueling some fresh ideas. The business meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the…

WOTA wants your poems!

Writers on the Avenue is holding a poetry contest for residents of Muscatine and adjacent counties, with prizes available in three categories: adult, teen (13-17), and youth (12 and under). The first prize in the adult category is $25. The deadline for submission is March 30, 2018. Send 5 poems or up to 5 pages…

A WOTA New Year

Join Writers on the Avenue for our first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 9 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center at Muscatine Community College, 152 Colorado St. The college will be open during the break, or at least, the lounge will. Feel free to bring whatever you like to share with the…

December events

December will kick off with WOTA hosting a table at the downtown Muscatine Holiday Stroll, an annual event that brings residents and out-of-towners to enjoy the open air, refreshments, entertainment, and the goods and services of local businesses sporting their best holiday attire. We’ll be located at Trinity Episcopal Church, which will have its door…

November meeting

Join us on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Student Center at Muscatine Community College (152 Colorado St., Muscatine) for the next monthly meeting. We’ll talk books, NaNoWriMo, new projects, and—of course!—writing. If you’re up for a challenge, write something using these words: masticate, sleepwalk, facetious, promulgate, beguile, sauerkraut, pigeon, entice,…

Inspiration Anthology now available!

Writers on the Avenue is delighted to announce the release of our latest anthology, CLIMBING THE HILL OF LIFE: Stories and Art to Inspire and Uplift. This amazing and heartfelt collection of stories, essays, poems, and art features writers of all ages and walks of life sharing messages of hope and wisdom, offering solace for…

October mischief

Get ready for some treats (no tricks) from Writers on the Avenue this October! Our monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10 (that’s right, 10/10) starting at 6:00 pm in the Student Center of Muscatine Community College. Join us to swap work, ask advice, give pointers, share inspiration, and just generally enjoy the…