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Spending Time with Mr. Secrets PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 05 March 2002 18:00
It seems a little unseemly to call Richard Rodriguez the Quad City Arts Super Author – the title he’ll carry during his three-day visit to the area in early April. It suggests something heroic or proud, almost as if Rodriguez should have an outfit with a cape.

 
Midwest Writing Center Offers Programs to Nurture Local Writers PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 05 March 2002 18:00
The success of the Midwest Writing Center is one key to ensuring that local literary talents get the nurturing and support they need to be successful and – hopefully – stay in the Quad Cities. The center’s program chair, Bj Elsner, said that the organization’s major focus right now is finding a permanent facility, and “when that happens, we’ll have year-round programming.

 
Rescuing the Quad Cities’ Neglected Literary Heritage PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 05 March 2002 18:00
Aside from being buried in a book few people would ever think to look at, the entry in Who’s Who in Davenport 1929 certainly seems unremarkable: “Five writers , who belong to what is called ‘the Davenport group,’ were drawn together either in Davenport because of their writing, or elsewhere later, primarily because of having coming from there.

 
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