On the newest DMPL Podcast, we're talking about the first ever DSM Book Festival! It takes place this Saturday, March 30, beginning at 10:00 AM at Capital Square in downtown Des Moines (400 Locust St.)
Colleen Murphy, the Events Director for the Greater Des Moines Partnership, takes us through everything that's happening. The festival includes the first AViD author of 2019, Susan Orlean. It also includes headlining authors Ted Genoways, Garth Stein, and Nnedi Okorafor. Murphy also discusses the great events and programs, including free family activities, music, drinks, and more. Des Moines Public Library Director Susan Woody is even co-hosting a program called "How to Build a Book Club and Bloody Mary from Scratch."