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Series: Writings By Artists-in-residence At Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Poets, playwrights, fiction writers, and essayists participate in the Artist-in-Residence Program at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.

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    Chapter 1: The Son of West Branch, America’s Great Humanitarian

    A 1919 photo depicts a man in a hat and coat touring a European city street.

    Radio dramatist William Anderson was artist-in-residence at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in 2008. During his residency Dr. Anderson wrote the radio drama script "The Son of West Branch, America's Great Humanitarian". His production of that script won an Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association in 2012. Read more

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    Chapter 2: Maternal Lineage

    An open partition separates wooden benches in a plainly furnished house of worship.

    Poet Laura Madeline Wiseman was artist-in-residence at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in 2009. During her residency she wrote and recorded the poem "Maternal Lineage". Read more

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    Chapter 3: Summer Yardscape

    A boy walks a park path toward a historic blacksmith shop painted brown.

    Writer M.S. Coe was artist-in-residence at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in 2011. During her residency she wrote the fiction story "Summer Yardscape". Read more

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    Chapter 4: Reflections of a Neophyte Prairie Topophiliac

    Tall yellow daisy-like flowers bloom in a golden and green grassland.

    Writer Gaynell Gavin was artist-in-residence at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in 2011. During her residency she wrote the nonfiction essay "Reflections of a Neophyte Prairie Topophiliac". Read more