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Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour

Jul 16
Wednesday 6:30 pm
Amy Tingle and Maya Stein are riding a tandem bicycle 1400 miles from Boulder, CO to Beloit, WI this July promoting literacy, creativity, and small-town community spirit. They'll be stopping in towns along their route each day to build approximately twenty-five new Little Free Libraries. This project honors Lutie Stearns, the original little free librarian, who retired in 1914 after building over 1400 "books in a box" to help towns without access to printed materials. The pair will also be writing free poetry on their vintage typewriters, give them 1 word and they'll write 2 poems on the spot!

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

Cancelled: Iowans in the Civil War

Apr 22
Tuesday 6:30 pm
Iowa Gold Star Military Museum staff, period dressed historians, and Civil War re-enactors and weapons experts will present a lively program about the causes of the Civil War and the historical context for Iowa units, including descriptive quotes from Iowa soldiers about their participation, experiences, and losses. Part of the Retro Iowa series. Meeting Rooms One and Two.

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.


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