Upcoming Events


Launch party

Tuesday, August 18, 6:30 pm. Join Mary for a virtual launch of Called to Be Creative. Mary will be recording this live virtual event from the River Lights bookstore in Dubuque Iowa. Hear the story behind the book, a short reading, and be entered to win a drawing for a free book. The first 20 people who purchase a book through the River Lights bookstore get a free packet that includes a notepad, bookmark, and a “magic pencil.” https://www.facebook.com/events/2619485138381176/

Tuesday, September 1, James Kennedy Public Library: Zoom presentation with author Mary Potter Kenyon from 6:30-8:00. Join author Mary Potter Kenyon as she discusses the story behind her newly released book, Called to Be Creative, and talks to some of the Iowans she interviewed as examples of living a creative life.  Please email librarian@dyersville.lib.ia.us by 4:00 pm to receive an invitation to attend. All guests will get their name entered into a drawing to win an autographed copy of Mary’s newest book (which must be picked up at the library.)  Guests are able to purchase books signed by Mary from River Lights Book Store (https://riverlights.indielite.org/). To get a link to this Zoom presentation, please email librarian@dyersville.lib.ia.us before 6:00 pm on September 1.

Thursday, September 3, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, Legacy of the Magic Pencil

Explore your true potential and reconnect with your creative side through an engaging presentation with Mary Potter Kenyon, author of Called to Be Creative. Mary shares the story behind a “magic pencil” that led her on an odyssey of creativity that included a personal legacy, in-depth research from notable creative authorities, insight from creative pioneers, and profiles of creative individuals who were living out their purpose and passion. Two of those creatives, UNI professors Gary and Deanne Gute, will join Mary for a discussion on creativity and the concept of Flow. To join the meeting Please click the link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82638326375