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Voices from the Prairie E-news from Humanities Iowa
E-Newsletter October 2009
IN THIS ISSUE:
• latest news
• speakers bureau
• upcoming & ongoing events
• mini grants
• questions and comments
• web links
LATEST NEWS

Love As Always, Kurt: Vonnegut As I Knew Him. Loree
Rackstraw tells about her relationship with the Iowa writer.
This is a free event. HumanitiesIowa Voices From the
Prairie Annual Iowa Writers' Celebration.
SPEAKERS BUREAU

What free entertainment is
happening near YOU? Find out.

Iowa and trains, as Rudy Daniels
describes has a strong past,
present,and future. Listen to all the
stories surround the transcontinental
railroad and Iowa's future with the
railroad. All aboard for Iowa's rail
adventure!


A banjo? For Mary Swander, Iowa's
Poet Laureate, this instrument
"sometimes" travels with her.
Check out the poet with a banjo!

Grant Wood, the man behind
American Gothic. But who is this man
and what is his story? Come meet
the man on several dates this
month!


Remember the "good ole days"?
Layton Zbornik sure does, and he
has a unique perspective on the
cultural changes brought by the
music of that time. Come enjoy the
great memories.

MINI GRANT AWARDS:

•$3,000 to the DM Art
Center Pappajohn Sculpture
Park for Educational
Brochures that will be
available...


•$850 to Great Plains Radio
for an Old Time Radio
Drama Theatre Event.
A live performance begins...

•$1,500 to Halcyon House
for second annual
Buckskinner Rendezvous.
The rendezvous will occur...

•$1,600 to NWICC ethnic
diversity film "Discovering our Diversity".
The film will be shown...

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

UPCOMING & ONGOING
HI-SPONSORED EVENTS


Love As Always, Kurt:
Vonnegut As I Knew Him

Voices from the Prairie Annual
Iowa Writers' Celebration
Clinton County
October 17th

Library Reading and
Discussion Series:


"War and Rumors of War"
Burlington Public Library
Des Moines County:
Oct. 3rd
Oct. 17th
Oct. 31st
Phone 319.753.1647

"Confessions of a Bibliofile"
James Kennedy Public Library Dyersville
Oct. 1st
Oct. 29th
Nov. 19th
Dec. 3rd
Dec. 17th
Phone 563.875.8912

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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