SPECTRA features innovative & award-winning poets from across the country with Quad Cities-based poets & writers at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Avenue Rock Island, IL), unless otherwise indicated.


Under the Stars
Live @ Rozz-Tox
Sat. 5/22 at 7:30pm!


SPECTRA Under the Star: YEW
Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 7:00-9 p.m. CST
Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL 61201) + livestream


We’re thrilled to be back at Rozz-Tox for another outdoor event featuring some of the best writers in our community.

This event will showcase the interns & staff of the 2021 Young Emerging Writers Program, which will have wrapped its regular meetings for the summer on 7/21. The Program will be releasing its annual literary magazine, THE ATLAS, in August, so this will be an opportunity to get a preview of the sixteenth issue.

Food & drink available for purchase at the Rozz-Tox window. Masks are required for entry to use the facilities. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair & some friends for a evening of terrific writing & performance from some of the best young talent around.

Back copies of THE ATLAS will be available for purchase. For more info on previous issues, please visit the MWC bookstore:
Event is free & open | Donations appreciated & go to support YEW and other youth writing programs at the Midwest Writing Center.
For more info about the YEW Program, please visit:…/young-emerging-writers-internship/
Funding support for the 2021 Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program generously provided by a special program grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Regional Development Authority, Modern Woodmen of America, the Quad City Community Foundation, and Rozz-Tox.


SPECTRA manifests thanks to the generous support
of the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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