• An Evening with Henry Rollins

    An Evening with Henry Rollins

    Friday, Nov 14 at 7:30 PM
    Admission: $30 Main Floor, $25 Balcony
    Location: Sheslow Auditorium, Drake
    University Campus

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  • Author John Shors

    Author John Shors

    Tuesday, Nov 4 at 7:00 PM
    Admission: Free
    Location: Central Library

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  • Poet Gary Soto

    Poet Gary Soto

    “A Piece of my Heart:”

    Tuesday, Nov 11 at 7:00 PM
    Admission: Free
    Location: Temple for Performing Arts

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  • Pub(lishers) Crawl

    Pub(lishers) Crawl

    Tuesday, Nov 11 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: El Bait Shop/High Life Lounge,
    Downtown Des Moines
    Admission: Free

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  • Poet Billy Collins

    Poet Billy Collins

    Sunday, Nov 16 at 7:00 PM
    Location: Hoyt Sherman Place Theater  
    Admission: Free
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  • Author Colin Woodard

    Author Colin Woodard

    Tuesday, Nov 11 at 7:00 PM
    Location: Hubbell Hall in the Kent Campus Center, Simpson College, Indianola
    Admission: Free
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  • Author Chad Lewis

    Author Chad Lewis

    Wednesday, Nov 12 at 7:00 PM
    Location: Central Library
    Admission: Free

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  • Old News, New News: 220 Years of Journalistic Wisdom

    Old News, New News: 220 Years of Journalistic Wisdom

    Thursday, Nov 13 at 7:00 PM
    Location: Drake University Campus
    Admission: Free
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About Wonder of Words Festival

The Wonder of Words Festival connects readers, writers, and publishers at events that celebrate reading and share the joy of lifelong learning. Co-produced by the Des Moines Public Library and the Downtown Community Alliance, The Wonder of Words Festival is a compilation of several events, taking place at various venues in Downtown Des Moines and surrounding communities during November.