Author Visit

Wonder of Words Festival

Apr 22
Saturday 9:00 am
The 2017 Wonder of Words Festival will celebrate the written word with local and national authors. New this year is a collaboration with the Des Moines Public Library. The indoor festival features presentations and book signings by authors of both national and local acclaim, as well as workshops, children’s entertainment/activities, and a storytelling competition.

The lineup will feature best-selling and nationally-renowned authors including:

• Caron Levis the author of Ida, Always a beautiful portrait of friendship.

AViD presents Maureen Corrigan

Apr 22
Saturday 4:00 pm
The Des Moines Public Library is excited to announce this year’s full lineup for our Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) lecture series! Now in its 17th year, AViD is a highly acclaimed, free lecture series that connects world-famous authors with an audience from across the state.

Maureen Corrigan will take part in AViD in conjunction with the Wonder of Words Festival on Saturday, April 22. Corrigan is best known as the book critic of the popular NPR Radio program Fresh Air.

AViD presents Heather Gudenkauf

May 30
Tuesday 7:00 pm
The Des Moines Public Library is excited to announce this year’s full lineup for our Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) lecture series! Now in its 17th year, AViD is a highly acclaimed, free lecture series that connects world-famous authors with an audience from across the state.

Heather Gudenkauf wraps up the lecture series on Tuesday, May 30. Gudenkauf, who lives in Dubuque, will be celebrating the release of her newest novel, Not a Sound.

AViD presents Michelle Hoover

Mar 7
Tuesday 7:00 pm

The Des Moines Public Library is excited to announce this year’s full lineup for our Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) lecture series! Now in its 17th year, AViD is a highly acclaimed, free lecture series that connects world-famous authors with an audience from across the state.

Michelle Hoover will open the series on Tuesday, March 7. Her newest book, Bottomland, has been selected as the 2017 All Iowa Reads title. It’s the story of a 1920s Iowa family searching for their two missing daughters.

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