Letters to a Young Iowan: Readings

Zachary Jack and Friends

Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 at 2:00 pm – Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

Iowa State alum Zachary Jack joins faculty and community members in reading from Letters to a Young Iowan. These wise, humorous, and thoughtful letters advise young Iowans on how to live in and preserve the environment of our home state. Zachary Jack is an assistant professor at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and editor of Black Earth and Ivory Tower: New American Essays from Farm and Classroom. Other participants include Jim Pease, an extension wildlife specialist and associate professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Neil Nakadate, University Professor of English and author of Understanding Jane Smiley; Susan Futrell an Ames native, freelance writer, and owner of One Backyard; Ames resident Phyllis Harris, author of Stories from Where We Live: Great Lakes Edition; and Karen Menz, who lives and teaches in Perry, Iowa.