Library to host presentation on former Iowa farmer and poet

Charles City, Iowa -A nonprofit organization called Humanities Iowa has given the Charles City Public Library funding to host a presentation detailing poems of former Iowa farmer and Poet James Hearst.

The presentation is called “Landscape Iowa: Poems of James Hearst by Scott Cawelti.  It’ s taking place Tuesday night at 6:30 in the Zastrow Meeting Room at the Charles City Public Library.

Cawelti will present several of Hearst’s poems he has set to acoustic steel-string guitar music.  Cawelti was Hearst’s student and colleague from 1968 until Hearst’s death in 1983.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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