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mara.hall@witcc.edu
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HOSPITALI-TEA

BOOKS AND HOSPITALI-TEA

Join us for this new series where we will feature local artists and authors while enjoying tea, coffee, and treats with silver service from our host, retired general manager of Siouxland Public Media, Gretchen Gondek. In April, we will feature former South Dakota Poet Laurette, Dave Evans. In May, we will feature Carole Johnson. Both will read excerpts from their works and share their journeys with us. 

DAVE EVANS

Dave Evans grew up in Sioux City in two main neighbor- hoods: old Wall Street (now Floyd Boulevard), on the railroad bluff, where he often stood at night and watched the passenger trains click- ing by, with their lighted windows--and then Leeds, for high school. He used to hang around near the round house and soybean factory, and spent many nights at the Sioux City Soos ball park, one night catching a foul ball right in his left eye! He had a great passion for all kinds of sports, which he played at Woodrow and then at Leeds High, and went on from there--already married to Jan, a Leeds girl--to be a running back in college for a couple of years, on an undependable right knee. He began to write in college, and is still at it in his 70s, and still married to Jan.

Dave will be reading mainly from his books of poetry, and he’ll em- phasize his poems--trains, packinghouses, sports, etc.--that came out of Sioux City. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON
Location
: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Room L416/417, Entrance 11 
Fee: No charge / Max: 50
Lifelong Learning membership not required
Course #18/FY-CPDV-2906-03

 

 

CAROLE JOHNSTON

Carole Johnston, retired Sioux City English teach- er, fell in love with words during her Latin I class at the University of Tennessee. Years later, while participating in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (University of Iowa), she be- gan an adventure in writing that would take her through the publication of seven books. Topics such as nature, history, cats, and spirituality turned up in short stories, poetry, devotional readings, and a history book. Carole also spent a number of years writing feature stories for area newspapers and magazines and was often published in “Lyrical Iowa,” an annual publication of the Iowa Poetry Association. She and her husband, Terry, parents of five grown children, live in Sergeant Bluff with two magnificent cats, Harry and Dolly. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON
Location
: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Room L416/417, Entrance 11 
Fee: No charge / Max: 50
Lifelong Learning membership not required
Course #18/FY-CPDV-2906-04

 

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