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Voices from the Prairie E-news from Humanities Iowa
E-Newsletter February 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
• latest news
• speakers bureau
• major grant events
• upcoming & ongoing events
• questions and comments
• web links
LATEST NEWS

Peace Through Corn actors, John Earl Robinson as Nikita Khrushcehv and Michael Cornelison as Roswell GarstThe 2011 Peace Through Corn
tour began in the end of
January and continues through
February. This play is about the
true story of the friendship
between an Iowa farmer and a
powerful communist leader.
Check out the dates and locations for your chance to see
the play*.
SPEAKERS BUREAU

What free entertainment is
happening near YOU? Find out.

American Gothic has a history in
Iowa, thanks to three very important
men, including Grant Wood himself.
Who are these men and what are
their connections to the painting?
Kristy Raine will tell you in Dubuque.

Denny Rehder details all about folk
songs and stories related to trains in
Iowa, and the transcontinental race
across Iowa. He will be in
Independence this month. Come see
what all the noise is about!

Speaking of railroads, Galin Berrier
explores the myths and legends of
the Underground Railroad in Waukee.
Find out for yourself, and separate
fact from fiction!


All of the above events are free
and open to the public.

MINI & MAJOR GRANT EVENTS:

On Air Radio Reading and
Discussion of 'Driftless'

Monday - Friday
February 1-28 @ 6:30 PM

KDLS 1310 AM
Perry, IA

Urban Youth in China
Exhibit

February 1-28
Cowles Library, Drake University
2507 University Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50311

The Global Rise of China in Historical and Comparative Perspectives
February 15 @ 7 PM
Parents Hall
Olmstead Center
Drake University
2875 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311

Service Encounters: Retail Work, Consumption, and Inequality in Urban China
February 21 @ 7 PM
Collier Reading Room
Cowles Library
Drake University
2875 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311

All of the above events are
free and open to the public.


UPCOMING & ONGOING
HI-SPONSORED EVENTS


Peace Through Corn brings
alive the true story of the
friendship Soviet Premier Nikita
Khrushchev and Iowa farmer
Roswell Garst. The play will
tour throughout Iowa:
Guttenberg: February 20
West Union: February 21
Indianola: February 24
Coon Rapids: February 27
Perry: February 27
Council Bluffs: February 28
*Some of the performances are
free and some will charge for
tickets
.

Web Videos

On the Fly video title

Last month's On the Fly web
videos include the following:
Matt Hart & Nate Pritts, poets
James Tate, National Book
Award & Pulitzer Prize Winner
Marvin Bell, former Iowa Poet
Laureate
Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize
author & PEN USA Lifetime
Achievement Award winner
Tom Grimes, novelist and
playwright
The videos are available on
our website and on YouTube.
Stay tuned for February writers:
Jacki Leyden, David Shields,
Mary Morris, and Alison
Bechdel.

All of the above events are
free and open to the public
unless otherwise noted.

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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comments about this e-newsletter,
contact us or send us an email.
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