Pulitzer Prize-winning Iowa journalist Art Cullen will read from his new book, “Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper” on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room. Cullen will also answer questions and sign books. The event is free and open to the public and it is co-sponsored by the Drake Agricultural Law Center and the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Cullen is the longtime editor of The Storm Lake Times, a twice-weekly newspaper owned and run by his family, including his brother, wife and son. Cullen won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2017 for editorials that challenged the state’s powerful corporate agricultural interests, including the role of farming in polluting Iowa waters.
Cullen’s book is described as “part memoir, part cultural history” that provides insights into the culture of small-town middle America and hope for the future of the heartland.
For more information about this event, contact Kathleen Richardson, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 271-2295.