Mead Moon June

Join us for the WOTA monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 20 from 6-8 pm in room 301 of Musser Public Library. Bring a pen, bring a friend, bring a short piece to share!

If you’re looking for inspiration, write something incorporating these words: COMMON, CELOSIA, TWISTED, GLASSES, ORCHARD, COMPONENT, CARTON, KNIGHT, SUPPOSE

Happening in June:

The best dang regional conference in the Midwest: the David R. Collins Writers’ Conference will take place on the campus of Augustana College in Rock Island from June 22-24. Check out the amazing faculty and free public events, including an author fair, at the MWC website


The National Federation of State Poetry Societies is meeting in Iowa this year! Register for the event in Des Moines running June 21 – June 26 via this link.

Creativity Camp for Adults

The Society of Great River Poets is hosting their much-beloved Creativity Camp for adults at Langwood Education center in Grandview, Iowa, from June 9 – June 11. Registration fee is $20 for Friday, $35 for Saturday, $25 for Sunday, or $70 for all three days. Please make check payable to SGRP. Mail to Rod Reeves, 1605 South Street, Burlington, IA 52601. Email for more information or to register. This year’s schedule:

Friday June 9 — Lodge opens 4 PM.

7:00 Writing Games Pat Bieber

Saturday June 10

9:00 Prompted Poetry, Maggie Ripperger

10:45 From E to Zoom Stephen Brayton

12:15 Lunch

1:30 JournalingJerry Narland

3:15 Make it Your Own, Pat Bieber

5:00 Supper, create cover for instant anthology

Sunday June 11

9:00 The Benefits of Rejection Dennis Maulsby

10:45 Writing the 100 Word Story Misty Urban

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Fun with Short Forms Part V Pat Bieber

Local Author Celebration

WOTA would like to thank Musser Public Library and the Friends of Musser Public Library for organizing the Local Author Celebration on May 20! Members, friends, and fans of WOTA were in attendance to talk about and read for their books.

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