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

Did you know that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning (1861) of the U.S. Civil War? Knowing this, be sure to check out local events from reenactors, including Humanities Iowa's own OJ Fargo appearing March 10th.
SPEAKERS BUREAU

What free entertainment is
happening near YOU? Find out.

From 1940-1945, Iowa, like the rest of America, was busy dealing with WWII. Iowans of that time were divided into four fronts of production. Lisa Ossian explains these four fronts, including food and bullets. Join Lisa as she presents on the home fronts of Iowa two times this month.

Mary Kay Shanley thinks that Iowans are people with roots that grow in the black soil that blankets the state. These roots are memories, connected through time. Join Mary on a journey through the magic of our memories.

During WWII, while Iowans were producing food and bullets, the Allies were quietly shipping in human cargo -- 400,000 POWs to be exact. This included two camps in Iowa, where POWs served as replacement agricultural labor. Join new speaker Chad W. Timm as he tells the story of POW interment in Iowa.


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

MINI & MAJOR GRANT EVENTS:

Native American Art and Artifacts of the Southwest: The Washington, Iowa Collection
March 5 @ 3 PM
Washington Public Library
115 W Washington St
Washington, IA 52353

Native American Art and Artifacts of the Southwest: The Washington, Iowa Collection
March 6 @ 3 PM
Washington Public Library
115 W Washington St
Washington, IA 52353

Country School: One Room - One Nation
March 6 @ 2 PM
Nighswander Theatre Junior Theatre
2822 Eastern Ave
Davenport, IA 52803

Iowa History Prize: Evelyn Birkby Lecture
March 8 @ 4:30 PM
Simpson College's West Des Moines Campus
Century Building II
1415 28th St, Suite 250
West Des Moines, 50266

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


UPCOMING & ONGOING
HI-SPONSORED EVENTS


Library Reading &
Discussion Series

The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin
March 23 @ 7 PM
James Kennedy Public Library
320 1st Ave E
Dyersville, IA 52040

Web Videos

On the Fly video title

Last month's On the Fly web
videos include the following:
Jacki Leyden, NPR Host of "All Things Considered" and writer of the New York Times and Washington Post.
David Shields, New York Times Bestseller and winner of the PEN/Revson Award.
Mary Morris, best-selling author and finalist for Nation Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award.
Alison Bechdel, best-selling and critically acclaimed author. The videos are available on our website and on YouTube.
Stay tuned for March's writers: Bob Shacochis, Lelia Philip, Bruce Hopkins, Charles Bernstein, and David Lau.

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

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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