Celebration of Literary Arts

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2021 Celebration of Literary Arts Festival​

The Celebration of Literary Arts Festival was initiated at DMACC in conjunction with the National Poetry Festival. The purpose of this celebration is to bring noted fiction and poetry writers to the six DMACC campuses to read their works and interact with students. Central to th​e festival is the idea that writers can be published and that one can indeed make a living as a professional writer or professional writer/faculty member. In addition to readings on campus, writers have evening readings at a local bookstore. Each year, the writers read at Beaverdale Books in Des Moines. 

For additional information contact Celebration of Literary Arts Coordinator, Marc Dickinson, 515-964-6221.​​​

Schedule of Events

Kate Wisel
Caitlin Horrocks
Thursday February 18th
1:00 p.m-2:00 p.m. (CT)

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 Becky Mandelbaum
Maria Adelmann
Thursday February 25th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)

Watch Recording​

Traci Brimhall
Nomi Stone
Wednesday March 3rd
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)

Watch Recording​

Christine Stewart-Nuñez
Stephanie Lenox​
Thursday March 11th
1:00 p.m-2:00 p.m. (CT)

Watch Recording​


Benjamin Percy

Thursday March 17th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil​
Ross Gay
Monday March 22nd
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (CT)​

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Tim Seibles
Jill McCorkle
Tuesday March 30th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)

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Brian Turner
Molly Antopol​
Wednesday April 7th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)

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Kazim Ali
Matthew Dickman
​Wednesday April 14th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)

Watch Recording

Aimee Bender​
Todd Kaneko
Thursday April 22​th
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (CT)​


​​DMACC Contest Winners
Thursday, April 29th