50th Celebration--2016

Community Celebration

The Ruth Suckow Memorial Association celebrates our 50th Anniversary (1966-2016)

Come Celebrate with us!

Cedar Falls Public Library, Cedar Falls, IA

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Public Program, 1:00-1:30

Agenda for the day

Annual Business Meeting at 10-11 for RSMA Board and Guests.

11-12 – Break and Short program on the Literary legacy of Ruth Suckow, with special guests Dr. Paul Theobald, from Rural LIT RALLY.

Lunch at 12.

Brief Public program at 1-1:30.

The Public is invited to join us for cake & a very brief program at 1:00.

Door prizes (free t-shirts, and several vintage books written by Ruth Suckow).

Brief remarks and a Multimedia display about her life and work.

If interest, we will go out and visit the graves of Ruth and Ferner after the Public Program.

Here is the portrait of Ruth with one of her white cats that Ferner painted.

Who was Ruth Suckow? 1892-1960

She was born & raised in Iowa and wrote about the people who lived in the small towns and farms of Iowa in the early 1900s. She married writer, artist & critic Ferner Nuhn and they traveled extensively throughout the country, returning to Cedar Falls, Iowa. After her death, her husband established the Ruth Suckow Memorial Association to make sure that future generations could enjoy her writing.

Country People. New York: Knopf, 1924.

The Odyssey of a Nice Girl. New York: Knopf, 1925.

Iowa Interiors. New York: Knopf, 1926.

The Bonney Family. New York: Knopf, 1928.

Cora. New York: Knopf, 1929.

The Kramer Girls. New York: Knopf, 1930.

Children and Older People. New York: Knopf, 1931.

The Folks. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934.

Carry-Over. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936.

New Hope. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936.

Some Others and Myself. New York: Rinehart, 1952. [short stories and "A


The John Wood Case. New York: Viking, 1959.


Read her short stories, learn about her life, and learn more about our literary organization.

Teachers: download and use her short stories.

See Below to download a flyer & our 50th Anniversary bookmarks

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