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"An Evening with Henry Rollins" Welcomes Artist to Downtown Des Moines

June 2, 2014

The Downtown Community Alliance (DCA) is pleased to announce that Henry Rollins will be headlining the Wonder of Words Festival. “An Evening with Henry Rollins” will take place Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheslow Auditorium on the Drake University campus.

Henry Rollins is a spoken word artist, actor, front man for both the Rollins Band and Black Flag, radio DJ, and author of more than 25 books. “An Evening with Henry Rollins” will provide a seamless mix of humor and outrage; pop culture, political commentary and personal anecdote, healthy skepticism and rugged optimism.

Tickets go on sale today through Midwestix. Main Floor seating is available for $30 and Balcony seating for $25. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the event. Rollins will be available to sign books after the show.

The Wonder of Words Festival will take place November 2-16, 2014. The mission of the Wonder of Words Festival is to connect readers, writers, and publishers at events that celebrate reading and share the joy of lifelong learning.

Wonder of Words Festival sponsors include Prairie Meadows, BRAVO Greater Des Moines, Casey’s General Stores, DMACC, MidAmerican Energy Company, Principal Financial Group, and Meredith Corporation. The Media Partner is Register Media.

The Wonder of Words Festival is co-produced by the Des Moines Public Library and the Downtown Community Alliance. All media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Barlow at (515) 286-4907 or (563) 505-9226. For more information, please visit wonderofwordsfest.com.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.