The cities of Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline and Davenport have passed resolutions supporting a Quad City Poet Laureate and designating Quad City Arts for the selection of this prestigious office. The current laureate is Dale Haake and he has served our area well. Now it is time to name another Poet Laureate and we need your help Quad Cities! Please nominate the poet that you feel should be the next laureate.
The Quad City Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term and will give a reading of his or her work in each of the six counties in Iowa and Illinois represented by Quad City Arts, The poet laureate must be a resident of Clinton, Muscatine or Scott counties in Iowa or Henry, Mercer or Rock Island counties in Illinois. Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 200. An official announcement will be made in September, with the installation of the Quad City Poet Laureate on October 12, 2010 at 5pm at Quad City Arts' Annual Meeting.
To nominate someone to be the Quad City Poet Laureate, please go to our website Quadcityarts.com and fill out the nomination forms. Briefly tell us why you think this person should be Poet Laureate (200 words or less, please.) We will contact them for work samples & a statement explaining what they would do as Poet Laureate if they were so named. Nominations can be dropped off at Quad City Arts or mailed to QC Poet Laureate Nominations, Tracy White, 1715 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL 61201, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15th, 2010.
All Quad City Arts programs are partially supported by Festival of Trees; Quad City Arts Partners; and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development, and celebration of the arts and humanities