Spring News: Meetings and More

Hi, writers! Here’s a quick overview of our agenda for the spring.


April’s monthly meeting is Tuesday, 4/17 at the Student Center at Muscatine Community College, 152 Colorado St. Bring a pen, bring a friend, and bring a short work to share! The business meeting will start at 5:30 and the writing fun begins at 6:00. Everyone is welcome to stay for the critique group after to discuss longer works.

Anthology Submissions

We are accepting submissions until May 10 for our anthology, River to River, in which we will publish the winners of our spring poetry contest. Send poems on any style or subject that might be broadly interpreted to suit the theme of life in the Great Bend. While preference will be given to those living in or writing about living near Muscatine and the Mississippi, we are open to all kinds of quality work. We are also seeking digital artwork in keeping with the theme of rivers. Contact us with any questions.

Scholarships to Creativity Camp

WOTA is offering scholarships to attend the Society of Great River Poets’ Creativity Camp held June 15-17, 2018. This is an adult-only weekend getaway at Langwood Education Center near Grandview, IA, filled with workshops on craft and creativity and the opportunity to soak up inspiration from the great outdoors. More info on the camp can be found on the SGRP website. To be considered for a scholarship, contact WOTA for more information. Preference will be given to applicants affiliated with WOTA or SGRP.

May Meeting

Save the date for our May meeting on May 15, 2018, and keep your Second Saturdays open this summer to stop by the WOTA table, say hi, and browse works by local authors. Until then, keep writing!


To submit poetry or artwork for consideration in the anthology, email an attachment or copy and paste in this form. We look forward to reading your work!