December 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Iowa authors Jim and Rick Autry will read from their new book Everyday Virtues: Classic Tales to Read With Kids. Jim and Rick Autry, a father and grandfather team, have collected stories from all over the world centered around six virtues to invite adults and children to read together. “Hearing the voice of a trusted adult read this collection, a child could not help but engage in a dialogue about the heart and what makes us human.” —Vicki Goldsmith

Jim Autry is the author of thirteen books of poetry and leadership writing. He was one of the poets featured in Bill Moyers’ PBS series The Power of the Word. Autry serves on the national advisory board of Poets & Writers, Inc., and was a founder of the Des Moines National Poetry Festival. He received a lifetime achievement award for service to the humanities from the Iowa Humanities Board. Autry lives in Des Moines with his wife, former lieutenant governor of Iowa Sally Pederson, and their son.

Rick Autry is the author of Word Origins for Lawyers, published by the American Bar Association. For seventeen years he was an Iowa assistant attorney general representing the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. He is a frequent speaker on employment law at legal seminars.