On Saturday, May 13 at 11am, two popular authors from Centerville, Kathryn Wood (CHS 1958) and Garry Cox (CHS 1960) have been invited home to share their poetry and storytelling skills with an audience of old and new friends.
Garry L. Cox is a teacher, poet, actor, playwright and public speaker. Garry will be reading from his book of poetry, The Waters of Appanoose County.
“I’m really just a big ham-ever since I was in the Lincoln Elementary School Production of The Big Bad Wolf and brought down the house by diving head-first into a huge waste can we were using as a chimney. Anything to please an audience. Including standing still and sharing some poems I’ve written to express my gratitude for a life full of blessings.”
The Waters of Appanoose County is available at Amazon.com. For an even more fun option, go to Garry’s website, garrycox.com and check out his blog and click on BOOK to purchase.
Kathryn Wood will be reading from her book, An Unbroken Promise.
“I currently live in Cedar Falls to be close to my daughter and her family. I grew up in Centerville and graduated with the class of 1958. I married Clyde Wood of Exline, Iowa and we had a son and a daughter. My son is a history professor and teaches at a small college in West Virginia. My daughter is a physical therapist in Cedar Falls.”
“Clyde died in 1987 and since then, I have been exploring life as a single person, walking a trail cut out for one. Since the writing of An Unbroken Promise, I have also contributed a story as part of a book, Sex, Lies and Scandals in Two Rivers.”
An Unbroken Promise is available on Amazon.
Copies of Garry and Kathryn’s books will be available for purchase through cash or check during their visit to the Drake Public Library.
The Friends of the Drake Public Library are graciously hosting this event.