Author Visit: Kirstin Schowalter to Speak at Siouxland Libraries Ronning Branch

Kirstin Schowalter was 14 the day her father died in a car crash as her family returned from vacation. Now, just over a decade later, she describes the growth of her sense of self in her book, In My Own Skin, which she’ll discuss on Sunday, November 18, 2018, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Siouxland Libraries Ronning Branch, 3100 East 49th Street. The book will be available for purchase.

According to one review, “[The author] speaks of discovering such maturity and positive mental health ways of living into this world and oneself. Through the book she helps readers to discover what they need to through their journey of grief and growing into oneself.”

Schowalter was born in Minnesota, but also calls many locations, from Seattle, Washington to Marshfield, Wisconsin, home. She now attends the University of California Berkeley pursuing a graduate degree, and is a member of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto. She dances, writes, hikes, and visits her family in Tacoma, Washington as much as possible.

To guarantee your seat, registration is required at or call 367-8140. If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation as a courtesy to those on the wait list.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605 367 8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY) or at least 72 hours before the event.

For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries Ronning Branch, 367-8149, or visit

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