Quint City Poets
Quint City Poets meets the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, in Bettendorf. We are a group of serious writers at varying stages of development.  We welcome new writers. Please bring hard copies to share.  To publish on our website, send electronic files to Katherine Searle at qcpoets@gmail.com

The Memoirs Writing Group
Meets on the third Monday of each month at the Davenport Public Library at 10:00 a.m. The contact person is Bette Kulas at 563-322-2401.

Juvenile Forum
If you are interested in forming a critique group for those interested in writing for children and young adults, please contact the Midwest Writing Center.

The Writers’ Studio
This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 11 a.m. at the Midwest Writing Center. Please come to the south door at 10:45 or after for admittance. Work with award winning writers and published authors. If you wish to read, please bring a maximum of 5 pages double spaced. This is an informal free workshop. Contact Steven Lackey 309-792-8992 for more information.

Romance Writers of the Quad Cities
The local chapter is affiliated with Romance Writers of America. The local dues are $15.00 per year. The group meets on Tuesdays from 6:00-10:00 at the Hauberg Civic Center, 1300 24th St., Rock Island, Illinois. Prospective new members can contact Theresa Davis via e-mail Theresa.Davis@groupo.com or by phone 309-314-8726.

Christian Writers Conference
For more information contact Twila Belk at (563) 332-1622 or iamstraightway@aol.com

The Young Writers Guild
All young writers in the QCA interested in writing poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction are invited to join. The group will focus primarily on workshopping in a collaborative environment. You will get pointers on grammar, style, and content from a variety of people, and you will get an interested audience for your writing. The process helps to make you a better reader and writer. There will also be writing exercises and games, public readings, an open blog to post stories and poetry on, and potentially publishing a magazine. The group meets twice monthly. For more information call 324-1410 or email mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org

LeClaire Writers’ Group
The group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. in the fireside room of the LeClaire, Iowa Community Library at 323 Wisconsin St. Writers of all genres are welcome to come for discussion and refreshments. Call (563) 289-1333 for more information.

A science fiction and fantasy book discussion group meets at the Davenport Library, 321 Main St. For more information call 563-326-7832.

River Readings at Augustana College
The River Readings at Augustana is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Institute for Leadership and Service, the Thomas Tredway Library, and the English Department at Augustana College.

WOTA – Writers on the Avenue
WOTA meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in room 11 of Strahan Hall, located on the campus of Muscatine Community College. WOTA is a non-profit organization with an annual membership fee of $10; the first meeting is free. For more information on meetings and group activities, call president Judy Chapman at 563-260-4435 or contact vice-president Misty Urban at misty@madwriters.net.