April 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Ice Cube Press presents Thomas Dean and Cindy Crosby, who will present their new book, Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit. Through short writings and photographs, Cindy Crosby and Thomas Dean enter a conversation to inspire in readers new understandings of the Midwestern tallgrass prairie through word and image. Tallgrass Conversations encourages looking and listening to the prairie through the heart and mind as well as eyes, ears, and other senses, advancing both conservation and creative efforts on behalf of the tallgrass prairie.

Cindy Crosby is the author, contributor to, or compiler of more than 20 books including The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction (Northwestern University Press). She is a prairie steward on two different sites, and speaks and teaches in the Chicago region.

Thomas Dean is Senior Presidential Writer/Editor at the University of Iowa, where he also teaches interdisciplinary courses. He has published essays in regional and national journals, magazines, and books, including his book of personal essays, Under a Midland Sky.

This unique color book has sponsorship from four well known organizations: The Nature Conservancy of Illinois, Friends of the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies, and the University of Northern Iowa’s Tallgrass Prairie Center.