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Iowa Author Series

The Iowa Author Series is an online presentation featuring an Iowa author sharing their personal story about the work they’ve published and their writing journey. The series will be hosted on Zoom and a portion of each presentation is dedicated to live audience Q&A. The series is FREE thanks to our sponsors. Advanced registration is required. 

Kali White  |  August 19 at 4:30 p.m. CST  |  Register Here

What happens when writers delve into writing fiction based on real events? “The Monsters We Make” by Kali White is just that. It is a fictional story based on the 1980s real-life kidnappings of Des Moines Register paperboys Johnny Gosch, Eugene Martin and a third boy, Marc Warren Allen. These were real cases that rocked the Midwest. White will reflect upon the impression those events left upon her and why she decided to write about them today in the form of fiction. Kay Fenton Smith from the Des Moines Writers’ Workshop will interview White and moderate audience questions.     

White is also the author of “The Good Divide” and “The Space Between” as Kali VanBaale. White is the recipient of an American Book Award and an Eric Hoffer Book Award, an Independent Publisher’s silver medal for fiction. She is a core faculty member of the Lindenwood University MFA Creative Writing Program.  

This presentation will be recorded and will be posted on this page following the presentation.