Adult

Writers' Workshop and Wonder of Words: The Journey from Finance to Fiction

Nov 3
Monday 5:00 pm
Join author Mary Gottschalk as she discusses the life lessons that inspired her to give up corporate America to become a writer. Her first book was a memoir, Sailing down the Moonbeam. Her second book is her recently released novel, A Fitting Place. To be added to the Writers' Workshop email list sign up online at www.dmpl.org. This event is open to the public. Pre-registration is not required.

Wonder of Words: Author Chad Lewis

Nov 12
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Chad Lewis is the author of The Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations, which explores haunted bridges, cemeteries, historic homes, roads, theaters, and much more. Lewis is a researcher and lecturer on topics of the strange and unusual. His background is in Psychology and he holds both a BS and MS degree in the field. For past twenty years, he has traveled the globe in search of unique and bizarre stories and history. www.chadlewisresearch.com

Wonder of Words Lunch Outside the Box: Ty Smedes

Nov 6
Thursday 12:00 pm
Renowned Iowa nature photographer, Ty Smedes, puts the best of Iowa images together to create beautiful books. His presentation will feature photos from his newest book, The Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles which chronicles the comeback of eagles from the brink of extinction. His spectacular color photographs capture the power, grace and majesty of the bald eagle as it returned to prominence in Iowa. His other book, Capturing Iowa’s Seasons, follows the common and uncommon visitor to Iowa’s landscape throughout the year.

Wonder of Words Lunch Outside the Box: Ann Crowley

Nov 5
Wednesday 12:00 pm
Dr. Ann M. Crowley is a registered dietician and commercial food photographer who has combined the art and science of food in a wonderful recipe collection. As an associate professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa and Director of Nutrition Services at the university of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, she published extensively in professional and popular journals. Her weekly food and nutrition column was published in newspapers throughout the Midwest for thirty-two years. She has travelled extensively.

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