Susan Van Kirk has deep roots in the Midwest. The rich history of the Galesburg-Monmouth area has influenced her sense of place in her Endurance Mysteries, however, she never dreamed of becoming a writer. Instead, her passion was teaching, and she taught on the high school and college level for forty-four years. Her first book, The Education of a Teacher (Including Dirty Books and Pointed Looks), was inspired by a college student’s suggestion that she publish one of her teaching stories. Teacher Magazine bought that first story, and Van Kirk decided she enjoyed writing and should pursue it.
Buchanan Center for the Arts proudly presents Security Savings Bank 36th Annual Photography Show July 18 – August 19. Entry deadline is Saturday, July 8. Opening reception 5 – 7pm Friday, July 21, 2017. Awards will be presented at 6pm. Exhibition will include a retrospective from the collection of James Keefe. There is no entry fee for the show. Click on the link below for categories and entry procedures. Get out there and take your best shot!