EV HISTORY CENTER

“Overheard at the Burg Grocery”

Dennis Laverty

How many times have you said, “I wish I would have” sat down with my grandparents or parents and written their memories on paper? Or how about your own stories from the past? This program by Dennis Laverty from Williamsburg will be discussing that on Sunday, Sept. 18th at 2:00 at the EV History Center.

Dennis Laverty has written over 2,000 personal and family-related stories, taught writing classes in central Iowa colleges, and lectured in colleges, churches, civic and genealogy groups, and published four books.

Born in 1944 and raised on a family farm near Laurel, Iowa, Dennis graduated from Drake University in 1967, majoring in business administration. He then worked as a commercial insurance underwriter and as a sales associate with a cleaning service until his retirement.
In this program entitled “Overheard at the Burg Grocery,” the title of one of his books, he plans to discuss how people can find purpose and joy in recording family and community stories and memories. He will explain how he has learned to do that, and he will share numerous examples of stories he has heard.

The EV History Center is located at 108 N. Main Street in North English, and all are invited to attend this event at no charge. Donations are accepted.

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