Writers on the Avenue is a nonprofit organization supporting writers and the literary arts in and around Muscatine, Iowa. We meet the third Tuesday of each month and are open to writers of all ages, genres, styles, and levels of expertise. Membership is $10/year; inquiry meetings are free.

Recent Doings

Spring Meetings

Join us from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in room 301 of Musser Public Library in Muscatine to share work and inspiration on these dates: Tuesday, January 18 Tuesday, February 15 Tuesday, March 15 Bring a pen, bring a friend, bring a short work to share! You might also want to bring along a mask.

Holiday Party & Open Mic

Join us for a holiday party and open mic to celebrate the season and WOTA! We’ll meet from 6:oo to 8:00 pm in room 301 of Musser Public Library on Tuesday, December 21. Wear your favorite festive attire–holiday hats and ugly sweaters encouraged–and feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share. Be prepared toContinue reading “Holiday Party & Open Mic”

Out now from Pearl City Press!

Available at your favorite bookseller

WOTA Anthologies

A collection of poems, stories, and essays celebrating the thirty years that Writers on the Avenue has been supporting the literary arts and local writers in and around Muscatine, Iowa. With contributions from founding members, long-time and returning members, and recent members who have given the group new life, this is an inspiring anthology that captures the breadth of talent of our region. Buy your copy now!

An anthology of poetry that reflects on the flavor and rhythms of life in the Great Bend of the Mississippi River. Available in print or ebook

An anthology of stories, essays, poems, and art designed to inspire and uplift. Available in print or ebook

Writers from Eastern Iowa celebrate food and family, reflect on holidays past, and explore what the winter season means to them in this collection of original stories, essays, and poems. Available in print or ebook