Pulitzer Prize-Winner, Art Cullen

  • 3829 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Presented By: Jamie Wade Memorial Speaker Series
  • Dates: May 30, 2019
  • Location: Central Presbyterian Church
  • Phone: (515) 867-4299
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Event Times: From: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Pulitzer Prize-winner to speak at Central Presbyterian Church in Des Moines - Art Cullen is editor of The Storm Lake Times, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing and author of the new book, Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper.
    Cullen will share his thoughts of working as a newspaper editor along with details from his new book as part of Central Presbyterian Church’s Jamie Wade Memorial Speaker Series on Thursday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, 3829 Grand Avenue in Des Moines.
    His new book is part cultural history, part memoir — it explores the themes of family, community, immigration and diversity, the meaning of home, and the Heartland’s turbulent history and promising progressive future. Written by a small-town newspaper editor who has earned journalism’s highest honor, Cullen’s book shows us an optimistic way forward — that there is still hope for us living in the Heartland of rural America.
    Cullen’s recent book is a culmination of his 38 years of professional experience as a reporter, editor, observer and inquisitor of life in rural America. For more information on Art Cullen, see his online biography at
    Copies of the new book will be available for purchase from Beaverdale Books.
    A reception and book signing will follow the presentation.
    This event is free and open to the public.
    The Jamie Wade Memorial Speaker Series is named for prominent attorney and church member Jamie Wade (1948–2005), a life-long learner who appreciated diverse ideas and thought-provoking conversations. The series invites noteworthy speakers to address topics that are timely and of current interest to the church and the community.
    Central Presbyterian Church is a vibrant, growing congregation of over 500 members located on Des Moines’ west side at the corner of 39th and Grand. Attracting members from throughout the metro, from city and suburb alike, we are an inclusive church that values diversity, and doesn’t expect everyone to look or believe or think exactly alike.