Longtime Iowa City resident Gerhild Krapf will do a reading from Ring Around the Poesy II, A Cycle of Children's Poems and Illustrations, which she wrote and illustrated. A follow-up to her previous volume, the book is inspired by her first-generation German upbringing. It is a cycle of playful poems for children of all ages that is rooted in a fairy tale view of the world that celebrates animals, nature, and many other joys of existence.
Krapf received bachelor's and master's degrees in music (in organ, studying with her father, the late Gerhard Krapf, and Del Disselhorst) and later, JD and MBA degrees—all from the University of Iowa. She held a variety of administrative positions at the University of Iowa for over 30 years, and she is now a realtor for Blank & McCune. She lives in Iowa City.