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Voices from the Prairie E-news from Humanities Iowa
E-Newsletter October 2010
IN THIS ISSUE:
• latest news
• speakers bureau
• major grant events
• upcoming & ongoing events
• questions and comments
• web links
LATEST NEWS

This month, Humanities Iowa presents Voices from the Prairie: Annual Iowa Writers' Celebration featuring David Plowden. Mr. Plowden will be at Prairie Lights Books, Council Bluffs Public Library, Western Iowa Tech Community
College
, and as a featured gues on Iowa Public Radio on October 12th to 14th. The Annual Iowa Writers' Celebration is supported by a grant from the Iowa West Foundation.
SPEAKERS BUREAU

What free entertainment is
happening near YOU? Find out.

Birds. Iowa is a vast sanctuary of a multitude of birds. This is, in part, thanks to a conservationist by the name of Gladys Black. Larry Stone is going to tell you all about the late Gladys Black.

The great move west, by pioneers, was not an easy feat. The move required people to blaze trails west from the Mississippi and often through Iowa to the Missouri. According to Gail Geo Holmes, Iowa's pioneer history was engraved on the land by wheels, sweat, and blood. Join Holmes in this trail adventure.

One of Iowa's most distinctive landmarks, the Iowa Capitol building, is full of hidden treasures. These treasures, according to Rosa Snyder include decorative painting on walls, ceilings, or both, and were hidden from view by a pale green or beige paint. Come and listen as Snyder details the act of restoration and the history behind pieces.


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

MINI & MAJOR GRANT EVENTS:

Train to Nowhere: Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation
Various times in October
This documentary film will premiere on IPTV on Oct 12 and include 3 advanced screenings. See the dates and times, here.

The Story of Music, Stories from Home
Various times in October
A series of public programs using the history of music and words. There are 7 chances see this program in October; the dates and times can be found here.

Blair Kamin Lecture: Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age
October 33:00 PM
Des Moines Art Center-Levitt Auditorium
4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

LOST NATION: THE IOWAY
October 36:00 PM
Check out the film, Lost Nation, on Iowa Public Television

Fingerman Lecture 2010:Tony Cragg
October 143:00 PM
Des Moines Art Center-Levitt Auditorium
4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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


UPCOMING & ONGOING
HI-SPONSORED EVENTS


Postville USA: Surviving Diversity in Small-town America
October 127:00 PM
Great Hall, Simpson College
701 North C St
Indianola, IA 501252

Library Reading and
Discussion Series


Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World
October 2 @ 2:00 PM
Burlington Public Library
210 Court St
Burlington, IA 52601

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
October 16 @ 2:00 PM
Burlington Public Library
210 Court St
Burlington, IA 52601

Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
October 26 @ 7:00 PM
James Kennedy Public Library
320 1st Ave E
Dyersville, IA 52040

Ex-Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
October 30 @ 2:00 PM
Burlington Public Library
210 Court St
Burlington, IA 52601


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

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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contact us or send us an email.
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