Monday, June 18th, 6:30 - 8:00:  'We Rise to Resist' Book Talk and Discussion

On January 21, 2017, millions of women (and men) across America--opposing apresident-elect many considered a misogynist--marched in protest. Millions more around the world joined them in the first mass action of a new women's political  resistance movement. This collection of essays and interviews
presents 36 voices in this emerging movement discussing a range of topics--activism, healthcare, education, LGBTQIA issues, the environment, and other concerns that affect the political and cultural  environment now and in the future.  Several of the featured women will join in a panel discussion about the book, the  movement, and the country's future.  


Beaverdale Books will have copies available for purchase and signing.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, July 16th, 6:30 – 8:00.  Book Talk with Carol Bodensteiner

Simple Truth tells the story of a woman who gets the job of her dreams only to find her client may be exploiting immigrant employees.  With each new revelation, she finds herself questioning not only the client but also herself. Ultimately, she must decide how much she is willing to risk in helping someone else?  Bodensteiner grew up on a family farm in the middle of the United States in the middle of the 20th Century and enjoys sharing stories with readers and other writers while discovering the things they have in common.  In addition to talking about her books, both memoir and fiction, she will share tips on writing stories, the research involved, plus information about publishing and marketing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, August 6th, 6:30 - 8:00:  Photography/Book Talk with Barry Phipps

 Inspired by such seminal work as Robert Frank’s The Americans, Phipps new book, Between Gravity and What Cheer:  Iowa Photographs, is a unique vision of the Midwest and Iowa. Without condescending or overemphasizing the decline of small town America, Phipps documents rural communities as they are now, noting abstract shapes and colors as he photographs business districts with quirky and/or artful signs, streetscapes and landscapes, buildings with ghosts of paint from previous lives, and the occasional resident. 

 

 

 

Monday, September 24th, 6:30 - 8:00:  Author Visit - Jennifer Harvey

 Anyone involved in raising children today will appreciate Harvey’s new book, Raising White Kids:Bringing Up Children in Racially Unjust America.  This book is great for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. While a great deal of public discussion exists regarding the impact of race and racism on children of color, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully absent. Raising White Kids steps into that void.

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