Celebration of Literary Arts

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2022 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

Alix Ohlin
Steven Schwartz
Tuesday, February 8th
12:00 p.m-1:00 p.m. (CT)

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Matthew Olzm​ann
Dilruba Ahmed
Wednesday, February 23rd
12:00 p.m-1:00 p.m. (CT)

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Amy Hempel
Megan Mayhew Bergman
Tuesday, March 1st
2:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. (CT)

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Maggie Smith
Ada Limó​n
Tuesday, March 8th​​
2:30 p.m-3:3​0 p.m. (CT)

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Paul Harding
Adam Haslett
Thursday, March 24th
2:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. (CT)

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Elizabeth McCracken
Jenny Offill
Tuesday, March 29th
2:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. (CT)

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Jess Walter
Kevin Wilson
Thursday, April 7​th
2:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. (CT)

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Denise Duhamel
Gary Jackson
Tuesday, April 12th
2:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. (CT)

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Jen​nifer Egan
Wednesday, April 20th
2:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. (CT)

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Grant Tracey
J. D. Schraffenberger
Jim O'Loughlin
Wednesday, April 27th
12:00 p.m​-1:00 p.m. (CT)
Building 2,​ Room 25B ​
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