Northwestern receives Humanities Iowa grant

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bilingual writer, storyteller and performance artist Antonio Sacre will visit NWC and the Orange City community Sept. 16-17.
Northwestern College has received a $3,000 grant from Humanities Iowa to bring storyteller Antonio Sacre to campus during the Orange City Area Hispanic Festival Sept. 16–20.

Sacre is an internationally known bilingual writer, storyteller and solo performance artist. He has encouraged embracing diversity through performances at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress’ Festival of the Book, and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Sacre will present workshops for area teachers, parents and students involved in English Language Learners programs Sept. 16 and 17. His visit to Northwestern College will include an evening storytelling performance on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The Orange City Area Hispanic Festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15). The local festival will conclude Sept. 20 with Hispanic food, music, stories and games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Northwestern College’s campus. For information about the Orange City Area Hispanic Festival, contact festival planner Barbara Turnwall, 712-707-7040 or turnwall@nwciowa.edu.

Humanities Iowa is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Funds for Sacre’s visit are also being provided by AEAs 4 and 12, Northwestern College, the Northwest Iowa Reading Council, and the Iowa Writing Project.

PRESS CONTACT
Duane Beeson
Director of Public Relations
Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW
Orange City, Iowa 51041
712-707-7116
beeson@nwciowa.edu