Author Zachary Jack visits Bettendorf Public Library


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Posted Online: July 12, 2011, 10:28 am
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Press release submitted by Bettendorf Public Library





Thursday, July 21, 7:00 p.m. in the Bettendorf Public Library's Program Room, Iowa author Zachary Michael Jack will give a presentation featuring his latest book "Native Soulmate: A Season in Search of a Love Homegrown". Jack is the author or editor of many books including "Iowa, The Definitive Collection" and the fictional "What Cheer: A Love Story". An associate professor of English at North Central College, he teaches writing, urban and rural studies, and sports and leadership studies. He is the founder-director of the Iowa School of Lost Arts for children and lives on 10 acres of the Iowa land his ancestors started farming in 1855. There will be a Q&A and his books will be available for purchase and signing.






















 



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