Apr 23 • 57M

Last Monday's Zoom podcast with Beaverdale Books folks

...and your link to the amazing conversation with Caleb Rainey, this coming Monday

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Julie Gammack
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Tucked away in a small shopping center is an independent book store that is a magnet for metro-area readers and writers. On any given evening, the doors will be open after hours for authors to give readings from their books, and guests gather happily to listen.

It’s a cherished experience by the grateful followers of Beaverdale Books store. And, it’s a welcome and necessary service for Iowa authors.

It is also a gem we should not take for granted.

In this podcast upload, come meet the store’s co-owner, Hunter Gillum, events coordinator Jan Kaiser, and authors Mike Triggs, Jann Freed, and Patti Issacs. More about these authors. And we’ve come to expect, our audience is interesting, too.


Toni Urban purchased and displayed the above so-called banned books. This is on display in the community library of the Park Fleur condominium building where she lives (as does this columnist) Photo by: Julie Gammack


Our Monday Zoom Lunch guest this coming Monday, April 24, is Caleb Rainey, a Spoken Word artist whose popularity is growing by leaps and bounds. Find out why when you join us, noon central time.

Read Iowa Writers’ Collaborative member Robert Leonard’s column about interviewing Caleb on the campus of Central College: Leonard

Caleb Rainey performs during the Okoboji Writers’ Retreat, 2022 (he’ll be returning for OWR III

Here is your Zoom link to meet the delightful, Caleb Rainey:



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