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This Week in Downtown Davenport Apr 25 - May 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 26 April 2013 09:30
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After rocking the television world with The Cosby Show, one of America's most beloved comedians is back to visit the Adler Theatre on Saturday! Through his comedy routines, best-selling books, and iconic albums, the great Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans and he's sure to do just that this weekend.
This Saturday, 30 mega-talented indie arts & craft vendors all be in one sweet venue - the Davenport Skybridge! Handmade City 6 is not to be missed! Come downtown and enjoy some great views while you shop for local handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, art and more. To peruse more art,  make your way to the Eye of the Beholder: The Photography of Bradley W. Schaupp exhibit before it closes at German American Heritage Center.  

impractical jokers Looking for yet more laughs? An interactive comedy show featuring the Cast of Impractical Jokers takes the Adler stage Friday. You can expect never before seen videos, an audience question and answer session, stand-up comedy, and more.  Also, remember to save the date to see legendary singer songwriter Gordon Lightfoot when he brings his "50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour" to the Adler Wednesday.

 

relay for life Support the American Cancer Society this Saturday at the Scott County Relay for Life. This premiere fundraiser is designed to celebrate cancer survivors, educate and spread awareness, and raise money for cancer research, education, and patient services.  On Monday, kick back and relax a little by attending "Beat the Flood Day" at Modern Woodmen Park.  The game is FREE!
the steepwater band
Genesis Health System and River Music Experience team up this weekend to present Alive From the Redstone Room with The Steepwater Band on Saturday and The Devil Makes Three on Sunday! Averaging 125 shows around the world per year, The Steepwater Band puts on a rock and roll show full of infectious energy.  The Devil Makes Three show is already sold-out so we hope you've picked up your  tickets!
figge pop art Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup paintings with the Figge this weekend during their Art@Heart 2013 event. Enjoy an evening of fine art, fine food, drinks, and friendship. Stick around for the Figge Post Pop After Hours Party and rock through the '50s and '60s with The Neverly Brothers. Here's your chance to be part of a first-ever rock n' roll party in a Figge gallery. 1960s attire is encouraged!
Spring is upon us!  The robins are back and the grass is  showing signs of life!  With that comes spring cleaning.  Each year Davenport and Bettendorf organize a spring cleaning for our downtowns. Thank you to all of our residents and businesses participating in the year's cleanup!
Mother's Day Our annual Mother's Day Promotion featuring great downtown deals and ideas for Mom is now underway!  Visit DowntownDavenport.com for everything from flowers and spa treatments to info on Beaux Arts Fair and many other great gift ideas from our downtown retailers.  Find something cool and unique for Mom while supporting local business!
Don't forget to download our Downtown Android or iPhone App, too!

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: April 25 - May 1


Thursday, April 25

Class: Faux Finishing on Furniture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $55/member; $65/non-member; $25 materials fee payable to instructor

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Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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German for Travelers Language Classes

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Price: $40/member; $50/non-member

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Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Music: Chuck Murphy

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 8:30 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Lansing Lugnuts (Manti Te'o Night)

Where: Modern Woodemen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and up

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River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!

Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

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Thursdays at the Figge: PechaKucha Night

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Stick around for live music by Kilborn Alley Blues Band

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Friday, April 26

Art@Heart 2013

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $100/Individual

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Cast of Impractical Jokers Live!
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $34.50
Class: Architectural Watercolor
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $65/member; $75/non-member
Deja Vu Rendezvous featuring Playlist QC
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Figge Post Pop After Hours Party
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Price: $20/Person
Final Friday
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Lewis Knudsen
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Tim Stopulous
Where: Barrel Street 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Mer
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Lansing Lugnuts
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and Up
Rock Island High School Orchestra
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Sudlow Jazz Jam
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
The Easy Mark with Dream Anabelle, Remiss, and Snogulated Pig
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.
Price: $5

Saturday, April 27

 

Bill Cosby

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $46, $58, & $71

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Handmade City 6

Where: Davenport Skybridge

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for Adults, $2.50 for Children 12 and Under

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Exhibition: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), FREE with membership

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Exhibition: University of Iowa Faculty Biennial

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: The Photography of Bradley W. Schaupp

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

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Exhibition: Vintage Vows and Veils

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

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Exhibition: Young Artists at the Figge - Geneseo

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with Membership

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Greg and Susan Dirks
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with John McLaughlin
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Karl Beatty & Mike Miller
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Mer
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Make the Magic Family Event
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Price: $50/Person

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Power Hour Hot Seat

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Lansing Lugnuts
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and Up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Scott County Relay for Life

Where: The RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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The Steepwater Band

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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Sunday, April 28

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Chicago Zither Club Bus Trip with GAHC
Where: German American Heritage Center/100 Years Donauschwaben Halle
Time: Bus departs at 10:30 a.m. ; Show at 3:00 p.m.
Price: $70/member; $80/non-member

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Great Lakes Loons

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and Up

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Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

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Sunday Live Jazz: Anthony Catalfano Quartet

Where: Brady St. Chop House

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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The Devil Makes Three- Sold Out

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.

Price: $15

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Tour: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Young Artists at the Figge: Geneseo Reception

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 12:30 p.m., 12:50 p.m., & 1:10 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Monday, April 29

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

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Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

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Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Great Lakes Loons

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Price: $6 and Up

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Tuesday, April 30


Art Lovers Book Club
Where: Figge Art Museum, Figge Cafe
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Price: Free (members-only)

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

Gordon Lightfoot

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $44 and $59

 
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® trucks on public display PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Walding   
Friday, 26 April 2013 07:46

The trucks from Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® will be on display at various locations throughout the Quad Cities in advance of this weekend's colossal Monster Jam event at the i wireless Center. The public is welcome to stop by for a photo with the trucks as well as meet their drivers up close and personal!

Grave Digger

Friday, April 26 from 2 PM- 6 PM *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

Grave Digger:

Friday, April 26, 2013 from 2-6pm

River City Tire

312 E 35th St

Davenport, IA 52806

309-351-2090


 

Grinder

Friday, April 26 from 2 PM- 6 PM *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

Advance Auto Parts

4114 Ave of Cities

Moline, IL 61265

309-762-7064

 

Avenger

Friday, April 26 from 2 PM- 6 PM *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

Advance Auto Parts

3813 18th Ave

Rock Island, IL 61201

309-786-8751

 

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam

Saturday, April 27 at 7 pm & Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm

 

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam 2013 Line Up

-          Grave Digger - Gary Porter (World Champ)

-          Monster Mutt Dalmatian - Candice Jolly

-          Team Hot Wheels - Scott Buetow

-          AAP Grinder - Frank Krmel

-          Max D - Tom Meents (10th Anniversary & World Champ)

-          El Toro Loco - Chuck Werner (World Champ)

-          Avenger - Jim Koehler (World Champ)

-          Wrecking Crew - Steve Koehler

 

Ticket prices: $22.50, $32.50 VIP, $47.50 Front Row Kids 12 & Under $10.50

All tickets increase $2.00 Day of Show. No discounts available Day of Show.

 

 

 

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May 9th, 2013 " Mysteries of Astronomy" by Charles Fisher I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:39
Special Independent Scholars Evening

May 9th, 2013

Mysteries of Astronomy - The Top 15 Unanswered Questions of the Heavens

Science has opened the skies to human curiousity, revealing grand designs
and titanic forces beyond comprehension. Presented are 15 great mysteries
of the cosmos, starting from our own solar system and moving into our
galactic local group to the cosmological horizon beyond. Various topics
addressed are dark energy, relativistic jets, stellar nucleosynthesis and
degenerate matter.

By Charles Fisher

The 15 Questions addressed for the evening:

Why is there a giant hexagon on top of Saturn?
Why do some planets in the solar system lack magnetic fields (Mars, Venus)?
http://www.astronomynotes.com/solarsys/s7.htm
How many more dwarf planets will be found that are similar in size to Pluto?
Why are there no red dwarf stars of low metallicity?
What causes Type 1A supernovas, accretion or collision?
How do stars larger than 8 solar masses form?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130327092340.htm
What were the "little green men" signals detected by the Arecibo Observatory?
Why are intermediate-mass black holes so rare?
Why do most galaxies have a supermassive black hole?
What causes relativistic jets?
Why are active galactic nuclei only found in the distant, older universe?
What causes the intricate structure of a spiral galaxy?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/03/spiral_galaxy_arms_are_permanent/
What is dark matter, and how does it hold galaxies together?
What is dark energy, and how does it push everything apart?
Is there life elsewhere? Where is everybody? What is the Fermi Paradox?

About the presenter: Charles Fisher

Charles has his engineering degree from the University of Iowa and is a
published author with books written in the techincal field of computer
science. Charles is with information Systems at Alcoa and is a resident
of Rock Island.


Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m., Thursday, May 9th, 2013
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, Illinois 309-762-9202 or 762-8547
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.

Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance. Please call. The
doors are closed after 7.00 p.m. for security reasons. The Institute for
Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal
level organization under US laws since 1996. Please visit
http://www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

AMERICAN MIDWEST ART: Please visit the Phoenix Art Gallery, specializing
in American Midwest Art.

Current show is the Art of BILL MARSOUN in the Phoenix and Photography by
DARREN MILLER in the Dragon, adjacent to the Phoenix.

The jewelry of KIRAN YARLA and ELSA ROMERO is available at The Artisan
Adventure in the corner: the old Fannie May store.

Artists showing at the Moline Commercial Club on the 2nd floor and in the
Artisan Adventure are:

ANNA ENGELBRECHT:
Midwest scenes: photography, guache on canvas.

AMBER WILLIAMS:
mixed media Midwest scenes

EKKEHARD STOEVESAND:
The Mississippi river in our area. Tractors. Oil on canvas. Genre:
German Expressionist Abstract.

HUGH LIFSON:
mixed media

ROBERT KAMECZURA:
photography, ink and pencil on paper, and giclee.

The galleries will be open at 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Contributions may be sent to:
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, IL

 
Alot Going On At St Mark Lutheran Church, Davenport - You're Invited! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rev. Doris Nolan   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:36

St. Mark offers “Fun Night” for preschoolers and parents

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2363 W. 3rd St., Davenport, has developed a “Fun Night” event for children up to 8 years old and their parents, grandparents or guardians.

St Mark Preschool Fun Night will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the church gym. Games and activities geared toward children younger than 8 will include a lollipop tree, duck pond, fishing, a kids’ kitchen and more.

Pizza, hot dogs, chips, baked goods and pop will be available for purchase.

For more information, call the preschool at 563-326-5060 or the church office from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at 563-322-5318.

St. Mark Cares…Welcome, Worship, Witness.

St. Mark Lutheran Church will “Bless the Bicycles” in community event

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2363 W. 3rd St., Davenport, will have a “Blessing of the Bicycles” (also including motorcycles, tricycles, unicycles) at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Centennial Park, 1112 W. Beiderbecke Drive, Davenport, IA 52801 near the Large Gazebo along the riverfront.

“We will thank God for the joy of riding, and ask for God’s blessing and protection,” said Senior Pastor Travis Fisher, of St. Mark. “We encourage the community to come, and invite their friends and neighbors who like to ride cycles – all are welcome!”

In addition to the blessing, bottles of water will be distributed to encourage riders to stay healthy and hydrated.

Everyone who rides a cycle of any kind is welcome.

For more information, contact St. Mark at 563-322-5318 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays .

St. Mark Cares…Welcome, Worship, Witness.

St. Mark offers Playgroup for Preschoolers and Parents

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2363 W. 3rd St., Davenport, is starting a playgroup for preschoolers and their parents, grandparents or guardians.

“Preschoolers are full of energy! This gives parents and guardians a chance to meet each other and for their preschoolers to play together,” said the Rev. Doris Nolan, associate pastor at the church. “This is exciting for both our church and the community at large, whom we welcome to all our activities.”

The initial play group for parents, grandparents and guardians of preschoolers will be 9:30-11a.m. Saturday, April 27, in the St. Mark nursery. After the first session, the group will meet the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Free snacks will be provided; snack donations will be appreciated.

For more information, contact Keri Bass, (563-650-6240) or Angi Kauffman. (563-579-7285). For more information about St. Mark, call the church from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at 563-322-5318.

St. Mark Cares…Welcome, Worship, Witness.

 
Final River Reading at Augustana College for 2012-2013 Year PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emily Timmons   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:53

Rock Island, IL/April 23, 2013 – Augustana College closes its 2012-2013 River Readings series this Thursday, April 25 with fiction writer Donald Ray Pollock. The event will be held at7 p.m. in Wallenberg Hall inside Denkmann Hall (3520 7th Ave). Every reading is open to the public and the campus community alike.

Donald Ray Pollock found fiction writing late in life, spending thirty-two years employed in a paper mill before enrolling in Ohio State University’s MFA program at age 50.  After graduating in 2009, Anchor Books published Pollock’s first book, Knockemstiff, which won the 2009 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship.  His work has appeared in The New York TimesThird CoastChiron ReviewBoulevardWashington Square, and the Berkeley Fiction Review, to name a few.  Pollock’s second book, The Devil All the Time (Doubleday, 2011) has been listed by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the top ten books of the year and was released last summer to rave reviews.

The River Readings at Augustana is an annual literary reading series featuring authors from around the country and beyond, working in a variety of genres.

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