The Driftless Reader celebration in Decorah, Iowa

Celebration and reception at Dragonfly Books in Decorah, Iowas, for THE DRIFTLESS READER, including a talk by co-editor Curt Meine and appearances by several Iowa contributors to the Reader.

THE DRIFTLESS READER gathers writings that highlight the unique natural and cultural history, landscape, and literature of this region that encompasses southwestern Wisconsin and adjacent Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. The more than eighty selected texts include writings by Black Hawk, Mark Twain, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frank Lloyd Wright, Aldo Leopold, David Rhodes, and many other Native people, explorers, scientists, historians, farmers, songwriters, journalists, and poets. Paintings, photographs, maps, and other images complement the texts, providing a deeper appreciation of this region's layered natural and human history.
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