Voices From The Prairie: The Annual Iowa Writers' Celebration

Photo of David Plowden copyright 1999 by Stuart Rodgers. Photos courtesy of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc

The 2010 Voices from the Prairie, Annual Iowa Writers' Celebration featured David Plowden, essayist and renowned documentary photographer of small towns, farmlands, and trains. Mr. Plowden, who is at the pinnacle of his career, is the author of more than twenty photography books, including Bridges: The Spans of North America, Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photography, and Requiem for Steam, his newest book, which is now available.

The 2010 celebration included a tour across Iowa, in Iowa City, Council Bluffs, and Sioux City on the following dates and times (full details available on our Calendar of Events):

Talk of Iowa, on Iowa Public Radio in Iowa City at 10:00 AM, on Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Book signing at Prairie Lights bookstore in Iowa City at 6:00 PM, on Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Slideshow presentation and book signing at Council Bluffs Public Library in Council Bluffs at 6:00 PM, on Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Slideshow presentation and book signing at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City at 6:30 PM, on Thursday, October 14, 2010
Requieum for Steam. Photo Courtesy of W. W. Norton & Compnay, Inc

The events are free and open to the public. Requiem for Steam may be purchased at bookstores in or online.

The Council Bluffs event is funded in part by a $1,000 grant from the Iowa West Foundation. The Iowa West Foundation is headquartered in Council Bluffs, and is funded by its investment income and by the Iowa West Racing Association, which receives fee income from local casino operators – Ameristar and Harrah’s.

For more information about the Iowa West Foundation visit its website at www.iowawestfoundation.org.



Past Presenter Roster for the Annual Iowa Writers' Celebration

Marvin Bell
M. L. Hopsen
Donald Justice
Michael Carey
Richard Lord Acton
Cornelia F. Mutel
Jim Heynen
Ana Struthers
Barbara Lounsberry
Jane Smiley
John Cole
Susan Carlson
Max Alan Collins
Brooks Landon
Paul Conrad
Clay Jenkinson
Scott Cawelti
Patrick Irelan
Debra Marquart
Robert Sayre
Thomas Dean
Mary Swander
David Hamilton
Robert Wolf
Gary Holthaus
John T. Price
Lisa Knopp
Ted Kooser
John T. Price
Debra Marquart
Loree Rackstraw
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David Plowden
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