For additional information call the Hearst Center for the Arts at 319-273-8641.
Final Thursday Reading Series
Final Thursday Reading Series will resume at the Hearst Center for the Arts for its 13th Season on August 29th. This creative writers’ forum features regional authors and provides an opportunity for local writers and songwriters to share their original work. A grand piano is provided by the Hearst Center if needed. Local writers/songwriters may sign up for open mic at 7 p.m. which begins at 7:15 p.m. Share the best five minutes of your own poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or songwriting. Guests are also encouraged to enjoy the Hearst Center’s art galleries during a short break. The guest author takes the stage at 8 p.m. and then a short question and answer period will occur as time allows. Sponsors: Final Thursday Press; University of Northern Iowa College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and Cup of Joe.
FTRS Featured Authors
: January 30 - Timothy Fay; February 27 - Vince Gotera; March 27 – Letitia L. Moffitt; April 24 – Larry Baker
The Power of Movies: Visual & Verbal
Cedar Valley residents Scott Cawelti and Gary Kelley will present a film series at the Hearst Center. On consecutive Thursdays in January from 9:30 am-11:30 am, watch clips from a pair of films and examine the powerful meanings emerging from the films’ visuals and language. A total of eight films will be shown. The first screening is free and open to the public, and the following three screenings are ticketed. Films to be shown include Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Psycho, Paths of Glory, Glory, The Searchers, Dances With Wolves, Fantasia, and Grave of the Fireflies.
Truth In The Rivers
Book release event featuring Bruce Hopkins’ collection of essays, poems, and paintings, featuring original watercolors by Howard Horii. This event will feature a book talk, question and answer period, and book signing. This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Save the Date: Ray Young Bear Book Release Event
Date: Thursday, March 6
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Images of Mongolia
On October 14, 1960, then-Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to consider promoting world peace by working in developing countries. Less than a year later, newly-elected President Kennedy signed an Executive Order to officially establish the Peace Corps. Since that time, over 210,000 volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Currently, 141 volunteers serve in Mongolia. Recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Jason Ehrig, will offer a slide-show presentation at the Hearst Center on his experiences in Mongolia on Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in Mae Latta Hall. This event is free and open to the public, with reception to follow. Doors open at 6 p.m.