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Second Dingo Takes a Step Backward PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
Tuesday, 07 October 2003 18:00
Sean Leary, entertainment editor of the Rock Island Argus and Dispatch, has just released the second issue of the humor publication The Dingo. In the spirit of the work at hand, I offer my own Top 10 list (for the counting impaired), and some constructive criticism.

Results of the Reader’s Short-Fiction Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by No Author   
Tuesday, 15 April 2003 18:00
The River Cities’ Reader’s first-ever short-story contest generated a tremendous response, with 86 entries, including one from halfway around the world (Australia). Most of the stories came from right here in the Quad Cities, though.

The Dingo Debuts with Mixed Results PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 18:00
Sean Leary’s stated goal for The Dingo – the new humor magazine that he debuted last week – is to be the print equivalent of Saturday Night Live. (He has wisely specified the show in its early years.

Literary Magazine Debuts with Challenging Works PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:00
The ambition of Buffalo Carp can be seen on its copyright page: “Buffalo Carp is a national literary magazine published by Quad City Arts.” That’s a tall order. While it’s not difficult to attract entries from around the country, the challenge of a national focus – as opposed to showcasing local or regional writers – is drawing the quality necessary to make a splash in the literary community.

New Book Offers a Tour of Jazz and Blues PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
Tuesday, 04 June 2002 18:00
Blues Highway: New Orleans to Chicago by Richard Knight 304 pages Trailblazer Publications $19.95 This book is written primarily for jazz and blues enthusiasts who might be interested in what it would be like to spend three weeks touring what author Richard Knight calls “Blues Highway,” the New Orleans-to-Chicago path (that includes the Quad Cities) where much of jazz and blues originated.

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