Author Visit

AViD Event: New Adult Panel

Apr 27
Sunday 2:00 pm
The AViD Author Series, in collaboration with HarperCollins Publishing will present a special event featuring a panel of three New Adult writers who will share their experiences with this hot new genre. This program will have special appeal to romance writers and “young professional” readers. Authors featured will include:

Cora Carmack, All Lined Up

AViD Author Visit: Neil Nakadate

Apr 16
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Neil Nakadate’s memoir, Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir, tells the three-generation story of his family from immigration through the 20th century, including their experiences living in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Nakadate is Iowa State University Professor Emeritus of English and a past President of the Board of Directors of Humanities Iowa

AViD Author Visit: Dr. Terry Wahls

Apr 6
Sunday 2:30 pm
Dr. Terry Wahls, diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, was confined to a wheelchair for four years. Her book, The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, tells the story of her remarkable recovery thanks to her research into the healing power of intensive nutrition. Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she teaches internal medicine residents, sees patients in a traumatic brain injury clinic, and conducts clinical trials

AViD Author Visit: Thomas Maltman

Jun 10
Tuesday 7:00 pm

Thomas Maltman’'s Little Wolves was selected as the 2014 All Iowa Reads title. It is the sequel to his first novel, The Night Birds, which won an Alex Award, a Spur Award, and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. Maltman has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato and currently teaches at Normandale Community College. He lives in the Twin Cities area.

AViD Author Visit: Dorothea Benton Frank

Jun 18
Wednesday 6:00 pm
Dorothea Benton Frank, The Last Original Wife.
Dorothea Benton Frank’s first novel, premiered at number nine on the New York Times Bestsellers list and over the past thirteen years, her subsequent thirteen novels have all landed on the New York Times bestsellers list as well. Frank is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from The College of Charleston and a Doctorate of Fine Arts from Bloomfield College. She divides her time between the Lowcountry of South Carolina and New Jersey.

AViD Author Visit: David Haynes

May 7
Wednesday 7:00 pm
David Haynes, A Star in the Face of the Sky.

Novelist David Haynes’ work explores the intersections of class, race, gender, and generational difference. He believes that interesting fiction most often occurs when writers trouble the artificial boundaries that are erected to separate individuals and cultures. Haynes is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels, including The Full Matilda, and five children's books. He is director of creative writing at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

AViD Author Visit: Amy Tan

Nov 10
Sunday 3:00 pm
Writer. Born February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California. Tan grew up in Northern California, but when her father and older brother both died from brain tumors in 1966, she moved with her mother and younger brother to Europe, where she attended high school in Montreux, Switzerland. She returned to the United States for college, attending Linfield College in Oregon, San Jose City College, San Jose State University, the University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of California at Berkeley.
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