The Ruth Suckow Memorial Association was founded in 1966 to develop "appropriate memorials to the late Ruth Suckow and to further a literary and educational interest in her works." A link to the official website is listed at the bottom of the page.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
OUR ANNUAL MEETING IS COMING UP JUNE 9TH: PLEASE JOIN US TO DISCUSS HER BOOK NEW HOPE.
The Ruth Suckow MemorialAssociation, http://www.ruthsuckow.org/, will be focusing on the book New Hope for our annual meeting this year on Saturday, June 9th, 2012. We will meet at the Cedar Falls Public Library in Cedar Falls, Iowa. We welcome you to join us as we discuss this book.
This year marks 120 years since Ruth Suckow's birth. Her legacy goes beyond the genre of regional writing and even the label of realism does not adequately describe her ability to describe the everyday lives of people living in the small towns of Iowa in the early to mid 1900s. While some of the expressions in the dialogue might be a little dated,her books and short stories focus on many themes still relevant today.
As a Community College teacher, I use one of her short stories in my Introduction to Literature class and find students are able to identify with the characters and themes.
I've just started reading New Hope and look forward to posting a complete review later on.