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Iowa author to read from ‘Tallgrass Conversations’ at Neal Smith NWR

Thomas Dean, co-author of “Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit,” will host a book reading event at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City.

Dean is the senior presidential writer/editor at the University of Iowa. He will discuss how the book came together, read selections from the book, and share photos with attendees. There will be time for discussion and Q&A and refreshments will be served.

Released in spring 2019, “Tallgrass Conversations” is described as: “Poetic, beautiful, meditative, and informative. Through short writings and photographs, Cindy Crosby and Thomas Dean enter a conversation to inspire new understandings of the Midwestern tallgrass prairie through word and image. “Tallgrass Conversations” encourages looking and listening to the prairie through the heart and mind as well as eyes, ears, and other senses, advancing both conservation and creative efforts on behalf of the tallgrass prairie. A superb look at how to best learn to live with the tallgrass prairie, or anywhere you call home.”

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