Welcome to the Ruth Suckow Memorial Association Website
Ruth Suckow was a famous writer with Iowa roots; this website was created by the Ruth Suckow Memorial Association (RSMA) to celebrate her literary legacy, and to help readers find more information about her life and work--as well as several sample stories.
The pictures above are of Ruth as a young woman, in mid life, and with her husband, Ferner Nuhn. Several years after her death, Ferner helped to establish the Ruth Suckow Memorial Association to make sure that new generations of readers would be able to read her short stories and books.
Road Trip to Ruth Suckow's Birthplace Planned for our Annual Meeting!
We had a smaller crowd than usual, but enjoyed the Annual meeting at the Hawarden Public Library on June 8. Some of us were able to tour the Birth place, which is located in historic Calliope Village on Friday night (thanks, Mary Helgevold and Jamie Strong, and everyone else at the Big Sioux River Valley Historical Association) and others took a tour after our Saturday morning meeting. We discussed The John Wood Case, Suckow's final novel.
Unfortunately, the Hawarden website lacks any mention of Suckow or pictures of the birthplace. We will see if we can work with them on that situation.
However, I found a wonderful blog with some comments and pictures that you will enjoy: it was an amazing experience to meet the author of this blog, who came to our meeting.
In addition, Mike and I were in Hawarden two years ago and peeked in the windows of the Birthplace: you can find pictures on the link for the birthplace. It was wonderful to finally see the inside of the house!
Next year's Annual Meeting comes back to the Cedar Valley: we will meet at 10 am at the Cedar Falls Public Library on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. We will discuss Ruth's memoir, "Myself" after lunch. More details will come to members after the New Year. Visitors are welcome for our book discussion!
New Pages Added--and Ferner Nuhn is on Wikipedia!
Please check out the new page on Ferner (Resources on Ferner Nuhn) as well as Mentions to discover what other websites are saying about Suckow & RSMA (Links to Posts on Blogs), Writing about Suckow (for another chance to read Marsha's poem on Suckow), and RSMA News (for updates about projects and events). Find a reference to Suckow, a new photo, or have information about one of Ruth or Ferner's relatives? Please contact Cherie, web master, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also now have the wikipedia entry about Ferner up and ready for viewing.
The blog is another source of information about our organization and includes the opportunity for you to comment on postings.
We are still working on the entry for Ferner Nuhn; just when I thought it was nearly done, we discovered more information, which is a good thing!
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Last updated July 21, 2013
Cherie Dargan, Webmaster
Original website created and maintained by Michael Dargan