On Saturday, June 11, the Ruth Suckow Memorial Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Cedar Fall Public Library in Cedar Falls, IA. The annual business meeting will begin at 10:00, but the public is invited to a program on Ruth’s literary legacy beginning at 1:00 PM.
“Suckow is Iowa’s Willa Cather,” according to long-time literature professor and Suckow scholar, Barbara Lounsberry. Suckow published novels and short stories over the course of 35 years, between 1924 and 1959. RLR has published a review of Suckow’s New Hope, Country People, and her short story, “Rural Community” (see “past articles and features”), and we orchestrated an on-line discussion of Country People, as well.
Without question, Suckow was an exceptional talent, providing a wonderful lens through which to study rural Midwestern farm and small-town life.
To find out more about the Ruth Suckow Memorial Association, go to:
Please consider becoming a member!