The 2019 Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) Lineup is Here

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We are thrilled to announce this year's Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) lineup. Six guests will be visiting, beginning in March. This year's lineup includes best-selling writers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a National Book Award finalist, a Man Booker Prize finalist and NAACP Image Award winner, and the authors of some of 2018’s most revered and acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. Topics covered include ecnomic inequality, gender identity, the wars in the Middle East, and more. 

This year's lineup is:

Susan Orlean at the DSM Book Festival
Saturday, March 30, 4:00 PM
, Capital Square

Laurie Frankel
Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM
, Central Library

Chigozie Obioma
Monday, April 22, 7:00 PM
, Central Library

Sarah Smarsh
Thursday, May 2, 7:00 PM
, Central Library

Madeline Miller
Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM
, Central Library

C.J. Chivers
Thursday, May 23, 7:00 PM
, Central Library

To learn more about AViD, check out or click the button below. Mark your calendars for these six dates, and we'll see you at AViD.


Published on January 06, 2019
Last Modified August 12, 2022