Visiting Author to Present on History in Creative Writing for SE*ED Program May 12th

Author Kevin Haworth will present, “Personal History/Public History – a Creative Writer’s Perspective” at the Monday, May 12, GRMC SE*ED program.

Haworth will explore how history informed two of his books including a novel about the German occupation of Denmark and a memoir that incorporates a mining disaster, the Holocaust, and contemporary Israel.

Haworth has received multiple writing awards, including two Ohio Artist’s Awards, fellowships from Vermont Studio Center and Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Samuel Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction. He is the author of three books and teaches in the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University. He is currently a writer-in-residence at Grin City Collective.

The program is free and open to the public at the Drake Community Library. Social time and refreshments begin by 9:30 a.m. and the lecture runs from 10 to 11 a.m. Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot. Seniors needing transportation may call GRMC’s Office of Communications and Development at 641-236-2954 the Thursday before the program.

Looking forward on the schedule, the next program will be Monday, June 2. SE*ED programs are not held on Grinnell College commencement Monday, which is May 19. The public is encouraged to attend commencement activities and enjoy the address, this year presented by CBS News commentator, Nancy Giles. Monday, May 26 is Memorial Day.

If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance,

please call 641-236-2954. For more information about upcoming speakers please check GRMC’s website at or call 641-236-2954.

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