We regularly hold readings, all of which are free, including the below. Please check our calendar for specific dates for these and other readings.
- Out Loud Open Mic Readings
- Iron Pen Awards Ceremony: Saturday shortly after the end of annual Iron Pen Contest in February
- SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series: Various dates in the spring and fall (see below photos).
- Read Local: Partnership with Bettendorf Public Library featuring local authors the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December
- Collins Writers’ Conference Faculty Reading: Thursday or Friday evening of the annual conference in June
- Great River Writer’s Retreat Reading: Toward the end of the Great River Writer’s Retreat annual around Labor Day
- Banned Books Reading: Partnership with Rock Island Public Library toward the end of Banned Books Week in September