Author Cafe featuring Art Cullen and Michael Crumb

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Join us for an afternoon with local writers while enjoying tea and treats.

Art Cullen is half the ownership and 25 percent of the news staff of The Storm Lake Times. The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing, Cullen was profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and Katie Couric. He is the author of Storm Lake.

During Michael Crumb’s thirty-year news career in broadcast and print, he has worked for the Hawk Eye Newspaper in Burlington and radio stations in New Mexico, Wisconsin, and Iowa. After working eleven years at the Associated Press in Des Moines, Crumb joined the Ames Tribune in 2012.

Tickets cost $20 (Students receive a $10 discount.)
Tickets can be purchased at Ames Public Library’s Welcome Desk or online at

Thank you to our sponsors: Cindy and John Paschen, Ana and Ed McCracken, Monica and Max Porter, Green Hills Retirement Community, Lynne Carey, Jim and Diane Patton, and Jeri Prescott

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