The Wonder of Words Festival is a celebration of the written word.
The outdoor festival will feature presentations and book signings by authors of both national and local acclaim, as well as workshops, conversation panels, literary exhibitors, books sales, children’s entertainment and activities, and food trucks.
The festival will take place on June 18th and 19th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and will be held in Western Gateway Park.
As part of our programming, we will be conducting a book discussion for the 2016 All Iowa Reads book, Lila by Marilynne Robinson.
We would love to invite your book club to participate in our on-site book talk on Sunday, June 19 at 1:45 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone who would like to participate.
Jerry Nelson, Monday, June 20, 7:00 PM at Perry Public Library
Knee-slapping funny one moment, poignant the next, Jerry Nelson’s new book, Dear County Agent Guy, provides a very special glimpse into a distinctly American way of life. In the tradition of Mark Twain and Jean Shepherd, Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor, Jerry Nelson is a humorist of the American heartland. A fourth-generation dairy farmer, Nelson discovered his voice and had a new calling to go along with his day job—writing a humorous column called “Dear County Agent Guy.” Nelson’s depictions of daily life, from the point of view of a taciturn husband with a twinkle in his eye, are read by 250,000 people a week—and woven into A Prairie Home Companion scripts.