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River Readings start the year with a visiting poet

McKenna Nagle October 3, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., River Readings hosted its fall 2019 speaker, Carolyn Forché, in Wallenberg Hall to read from her new memoir “What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance.” River...

Saga to Celebrate 80th Volume

April 26, 2017

This Sunday, April 30th, Saga will release the 80th volume of their magazine. This publication features poetry, prose, and art created by members of the Augustana community. Contrary to popular belief,...

Banned Books Week Celebration

October 6, 2016

While many of us remember having to read books such as The Catcher and The Rye in our lives, many of us don't realize the privilege it was to be able to read such a book. You see, while The Catcher and...

Novelist to share stories of atomic bomb

April 24, 2015

With the implementation of the atomic bomb in the 1940s, life was changing drastically for everyone. Historical novelist TaraShea Nesbit recounts this time through a group of women who were impacted by...

Review: Augustana graduates share stories of Midwest life

April 3, 2015

“The Stories We Tell” is an anthology of different literature pieces all originating from the Quad Cities area. For those who are studying History, English, or whose roots reside in the Quad Cities,...

Comic books now have 'something for everyone'

Comic books now have 'something for everyone'

April 2, 2015

Who would you rather have dinner with- Superman or Batman? That is one of the questions that local comic book reader Eric Rowell and his children have now found themselves asking. With today’s media...

Author Jessica Lamb-Shapiro is coming to Augustana on Jan. 27 to discuss her new book, Promise Land: My Journey Through Americas Self-Help Culture. Photo provided by Jason Frank Rothenburg.

Lamb-Shapiro to analyze self-help culture

January 25, 2015

Author Jessica Lamb-Shapiro is coming to discuss her newest work, a plunge into the self-help industry of America. Augustana’s River Readings will host Lamb-Shapiro, as she talks about her new book,...

English Professor releases memoir

October 15, 2013

Camping illegally in the ruins of Tikal National Park, located in Guatemala, English Professor Kelly Daniels had no choice but to bribe the ranger to escape being arrested with two of his fellow travelers...

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