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2017 Celebration of Literary Arts Festival: Des Moines, IA

Reading with Calla Devlin and Ned Balbo

DMAAC, Boone Campus


The Celebration of Literary Arts Festival was initiated at DMACC in conjunction with the National Poetry Festival. The purpose of this celebration is to bring noted fiction and poetry writers to the six DMACC campuses to read their works and interact with students. Central to the festival is the idea that writers can be published and that one can indeed make a living as a professional writer or professional writer/faculty member. In addition to readings on campus, writers have evening readings at a local bookstore. Each year, the writers read at Beaverdale Books in Des Moines. 

For additional information contact Celebration of Literary Arts Coordinator, Marc Dickinson,, (515) 964-6221. 

Earlier Event: March 9
Author Talk: West Des Moines
Later Event: September 8
Book Launch Party: Des Moines, Iowa