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DSM Book Festival


Taste of the Dark: Writing True Crime and Tasting Wine

Join true crime author and podcast host John Brassard Jr. as he gives you tips on writing the dark stories of human history for almost any medium.  We will be with John offering samples and bottles of wine to purchase. Come, listen, and have a taste of the dark.


3 – 4 pm

Saturday, March 25, 2023


Captial Square

400 Locust Street

Des Moines, Iowa


Iowa Wind & Rock

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We are excited to partner with Iowa Wind & Rock for their ultra gravel race through Madison County.

Friday, April 21 rider check in at Madison County Winery

Saturday, April 22 4:00am race start (location TBA)

Sunday, April 23 2:00pm finish line closes (location TBA)

                                  Downtown Farmer's Market

Find us at the Des Moines Farmer's Market located in the historic Court Ave district on the following dates:

May 6       June   10       July 1       August 12       Sept. 2

May 20     June   24       July 15     August  26     Sept. 16

May 27                           July 29                            Sept. 30

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