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Music & Conversation Between Friends

October 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To celebrate our 1st anniversary,
join the Ames Writers Collective for a celebratory evening featuring

authors Tom Montgomery Fate and John T. Price
and poet and vocalist, Debra Marquart and The Bone People.

Cake and light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.
Author signing. Books available for purchase onsite from Dog-Eared Books.

Time: 6 to 9 PM
Where: The Goldfinch Room at Stephens Auditorium
Price: $75 per table of four (4), and $20 for general admission.
Tickets available at the door depending upon availability.

Ticket sales support Ames Writers Collective outreach programs
such as The Swift Youth Writers Workshop, Writing Through Cancer,
and need-based scholarships. Sponsorship opportunities are available by reaching out to
founder, Ana McCracken or by visiting: www.ameswriterscollective.org/sponsor.

KHOI Radio | Thistlewood Foundation
Holly & Don Beermann



Tom Montgomery Fate is the author of six books of creative nonfiction, including The Long Way Home: Detours and Discoveries, a travel memoir, Cabin Fever, a nature memoir and Steady and Trembling, a spiritual memoir. A regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, his essays have appeared in theBoston GlobeOrionThe Iowa Review, and many others. Dozens of his essays have also aired on NPR and Chicago Public Radio.

John T. Price is the award-winning author of four books of creative nonfiction, including Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships and All is Leaf: Essays and Transformations, and editor of The Tallgrass Prairie Reader. He is the Regents/Foundation Distinguished Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he directs the English Department’s Creative Nonfiction Writing Program. He lives with his family in the Loess Hills of western Iowa.


Debra Marquart and The Bone People—In The Bone People, jazz-poet Debra Marquart and her collaborators, Peter Manesis (guitar) and Anthony Stevens (percussion), fuse elements of rock, jazz, and rhythm & blues with poetry. In live performances, The Bone People move from storytelling to poetry to song, drawing connections between different genres and art forms to create a sound that blends the lyricism of poetry with the power of acoustic and electric music.


October 1, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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