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Grand View Sponsors Wonder of Words Festival


Grand View is a community sponsor for the Wonder of Words Festival (WOW!) this month.  The Downtown Community Alliance and the Des Moines Public Library are hosting the WOW! Festival, the city’s first-ever reader festival.  WOW! connects readers, writers and other literary artists during a series of events to celebrate reading and inspire lifelong learning throughout our community. Just as the Des Moines Arts Festival showcases the visual arts and the World Food Festival features culinary traditions from around the globe, it’s time for Des Moines to embrace its deep publishing traditions with a festival designed for readers of every kind.

WOW! events include the Iowa Authors Fair, featuring panel discussions and more than 70 Iowa authors on Oct. 28th, a Pub(lishers) Crawl in Downtown Des Moines on Oct. 22, and two ticketed events at Hoyt Sherman Place Theater – An Evening With Dennis Lehane on Oct. 25 and a newly-created work, The Kate Shelley Story – on Oct. 26.  Additional events include three diverse writers forums happening at the Central Library downtown, and several events presented by community partners around the greater Des Moines area, including on Grand View’s campus.

Grand View will sponsor and produce the following events:
The Further Adventures of Maide Marian – Children’s Play - October 18 - 21
Do You Have a Secret?: Writing and Publishing Event - October 24
Marci Clark: E-publishing - October 22
Setting Words/Singing Words - October 24
Iowa Author Steven Lovely - October 27

A complete schedule of events happening during the WOW! Festival is available online at: www.wonderofwordsfest.com