From Paintbrush to Pen: Poetry and Flash Fiction Slam. On Sunday, May 7th at 2 p.m. at the River Arts Center on 5th Avenue, area authors of poetry and prose will share their art inspired words at a Poetry and Flash Fiction Slam. Works for this reading should be no more than 1500 words and inspired by selected art pieces from the River Arts Center collection that were displayed at the Clinton Public Library from April 17-21. Authors may read their own work or readers will be available to read for people. A hard copy of the completed poem or flash fiction selection should be delivered to Holly Youngquist at the Clinton Public Library no later than Thursday, May 4. More than one work may be written, but authors are asked to prioritize. Due to limited time, we only guarantee a reading of one work. Additional readings may be allowed, depending on time. The community is invited to attend the readings and enjoy the intriguing words of your neighbors.