writing http://iowapublicradio.org en Treasured Ink: Is Cursive a Thing of the Past? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/treasured-ink-cursive-thing-past <p>Between typing and texting we are a lot less likely to put pen to paper. What's lost when we don't?&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:11:56 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 43107 at http://iowapublicradio.org Treasured Ink: Is Cursive a Thing of the Past? Dorothy Garlock and Iowa's Romance Writers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dorothy-garlock-and-iowas-romance-writers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Romance novels are now the top-performing category on the best-seller lists, generating nearly $1.5 billion dollars in profits for the publishing industry each year. &nbsp; Almost every state has a Romance Writers of American chapter, including Iowa.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:36:06 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 41660 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dorothy Garlock and Iowa's Romance Writers The World Comes to Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/world-comes-iowa <p>The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 was the most costly natural disaster in the history of the world and killed almost 16,000 people.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer sits down with <a href="http://uscenterforcitizendiplomacy.org/blog/entry/meet-kizuna-fellow-daisuke-ogata/">Daisuke Ogata</a>, a Japanese college student visiting Des Moines for the summer, and <a href="http://www.drake.edu/cgc/aboutcgc/facultydirectory/mccarthy/">Mary McCarthy</a> of Drake University to discuss how this tragic event has changed U.S.-Japan relations.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:39:42 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27690 at http://iowapublicradio.org The World Comes to Iowa The Writing Lads of Cedar Rapids http://iowapublicradio.org/post/writing-lads-cedar-rapids <p>When <a href="http://lennoxrandon.com/wordpress/?page_id=35">Lennox Randon</a> asked his friends <a href="http://about.me/robcline">Rob Cline</a> and <a href="https://dennis-green-xgwv.squarespace.com/">Dennis Green</a> to form a writing group, they were reluctant to devote the time until Randon mentioned his diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer.&nbsp; Now the three Cedar Rapids residents have been meeting weekly for more than two years to write, read and help each other polish their work.&nbsp; Their dedication has paid off with three separate publishing contracts.&nbsp; The men are each m Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:24:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 22208 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Writing Lads of Cedar Rapids The Selected Letters of Willa Cather http://iowapublicradio.org/post/selected-letters-willa-cather <p>When great American novelist Willa Cather died in 1947, her will made it clear that her letters were never to be published.&nbsp; That moratorium lasted 66 years and now the public is seeing the late author's letters for the first time in <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/book/217597/the-selected-letters-of-willa-cather-by-willa-cather">"The Selected Letters of Willa Cather."</a></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:26:16 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 22011 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Selected Letters of Willa Cather