Artists & Authors Returns with noted Author visit

Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including The Collector of Names, Adoptable, and This London. He will appear at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library to read from his newest novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, on Tuesday, September 13th, at 7 pm.

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His work has appeared in such journals and magazines as Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Salon, Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, Christian Science Monitor, The London Magazine, Huffington Post, The Utne Reader, and many others. He has been nominated seven times for the Pushcart Prize, he was recently a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, the Dzanc Short Story Collection Competition, and the Gival Press Novel Award. His poetry has appeared on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, The PBS Newshour, and his work with PBS’s “Over South Dakota” was nominated for an Emmy. His first novel held company among only 20 books selected for National Reading Group Month and it was listed as a Top Pick for First Year College Programs. A winner of the Glimmer Train Fiction Award, he is also the recipient of a number of grants and fellowships, including awards from the Bush Artist Foundation, the South Dakota Arts Council, the Loft Literary Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A dual-citizen of Ireland and America, he is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University as well as a faculty member at the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. He has lived in Northern Ireland, England, Germany, and Spain, but has returned to his Midwestern roots. When not writing, he enjoys watching thunderstorms roll across the prairie with his British wife and he is a sucker for playing in the backyard with his seven-year-old son, who was adopted from South Korea. Light saber battles happen in their house all the time—there are a lot of scorch marks in the living room.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Arrive early for best seating.

Last Artists & Authors presentation of the season

Poet and teacher Lindy Obach will visit the library to share her work with the public on Tuesday, May 10th, at 7 pm.

Lindy Obach was raised on the farm her Ukrainian immigrant ancestors established in 1908 in southwest North Dakota and has taught in the USD English department since 2006. Lindy’s poetry has been published in The South Dakota Review, Midwestern Gothic, The Blue Bear Review, Scurfpea Press, (605) Magazine, The Ukrainian Cultural Institute, and more. She has been a teacher-consultant with the Dakota Writing Project since 2007. Lindy loves to plant old-fashioned flowers like hollyhocks and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the Great Plains.
Free and open to the public.

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Adult Programming is Back

We’ve got two great adult events coming up this week:

Tuesday, September 1st, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Technically Speaking Series brings you eBooks & Audiobooks
This workshop will introduce participants to the eBook and audiobook resources currently available to patrons through the library catalog. Takes place in the Tech Center. Call or stop by our Circulation desk to register, as space is limited. There are no fees for this workshop.

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Also –
Tuesday, September 1st, 7 pm
Artists & Authors Series returns with visual artist Patti Roberts Pizzuto
We will host mixed media artist Patti Roberts Pizzuto as she discusses her unique approach to creating visual art.
Free and open to the public.

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Friday, September 4th, 10:30 – 12 pm
We introduce Tech Hour – our new weekly tech mentoring program! Our tech assistant is available each week to answer your tech questions and provide one-on-one assistance. Appointments are helpful, but not necessary. Call or stop by our Circulation Desk for more information.

See you this week!

February Artists & Authors series presents…

Join us tomorrow night at we host local author and professor Matthew Moen during our Artists & Authors series. He will share excerpts from his book Dumb Bunnies and Expecting Cats.

Moen is a professor at The University of South Dakota who published six academic books before he strayed into the world of cat tales. Copies of his new book will be available at the event. It is available electronically for Kindle and Nook and in paperback on Amazon and in Vermillion at Cedar County Vet, Davis Pharmacy and Barnes & Noble at USD. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of books will be donated to local Humane Societies, including the Bangor, Maine and SD Heartland Humane Society.
7 pm in the Kozak Community Room

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Artists & Authors Series Tonight!

Tonight!  Artists & Authors series presents Travis Gulbrandson at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.
He is the author of two novels, “The Believers” and “Away From the Nets.” He is currently at work on his third, and plans to publish a collection of short stories next year. Over the course of the evening, Travis will read from that forthcoming book of short stories, and discuss his process as an author.
You can find out more about his work at:
Travisgulbrandson.blogspot.com
Facebook.com/tgulbrandson
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