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Oct 17

Author Event: Debra Marquart

Sun / October 17, 2021
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

Join author Debra Marquart Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in Ames Public Library’s Auditorium for a free afternoon of music and readings from her new essay collection, “The Night We Landed on the Moon: Essays Between Exile & Belonging.” Books will be available for purchase on site through Dog-Eared Books.

Debra Marquart is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Iowa State University. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment and serves as Iowa’s Poet Laureate and the senior editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment. Marquart is the author of seven books. Her work has been featured on NPR and the BBC and has received more than 50 grants and awards, including an NEA Fellowship, a PEN USA Award, a New York Times Editors’ Choice commendation, and Elle Magazine’s Elle Lettres Award.

“The Night We Landed on the Moon” was published in 2021, and her poetry collection, “Gratitude with Dogs Under Stars: New & Collected Poems” is forthcoming from New Rivers Press. In 2021, Marquart was a recipient of a Poets Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.

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After the reading, join Debra for a book signing and reception to follow at Dog-Eared Books.

Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Dog-Eared Books.