"I want my epitaph to testify that I have been a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend; and I have taught, written, and lived with joy."
— Penelope Niven

Penelope Niven often speaks to book clubs, civic and cultural organizations, and elementary school, high school, college and university groups. Some programs are not open to the public. The following events are open to the public and you are cordially invited to attend.

April 10, 2014: "Everyone's Town: Thornton Wilder's Legacy"

Thursday, April 10, 7:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

Sponsored by the Maine Historical Society in partnership with the Baxter Society and Maine Humanities Council

Admission is free


April 23, 24, 25 and 26: Carl Sandburg Days Festival, Galesburg Illinois

Wednesday, April 23, 4 PM: Welcome Celebration & Parade

    Welcome Center, East Main Street to 120 North Broad St.

Thursday, April 24, 11:30 AM: Penelope Niven, "All in the Family: The Sandburgs and the Steichens"

    Presentation & Book Signing

    Carl Sandburg College Library, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Thursday, April 24, 1:30 PM: Penelope Niven, "Tomorrow Belongs to You"

    Galesburg High School Theater

    Penelope Niven will speak to a group of high school students in the theater; reception to follow in the Galesburg High School Library

Thursday, April 24, 4:00 PM: Penelope Niven,"Mr. Sandburg and Mr. Lincoln"

    Knox College Alumni Room, Knox College

Friday, April 25, 6:30 PM: Public Reception in honor of the Sandburg Bronze Statue and sculptor Lonnie Eugene Stewart

    Sponsored by the Galesburg Public Art Commission and the Carl Sandburg Festival, Ameren IP Building,120 North Broad St., Galesburg

Saturday, April 26, 1:30 PM: Penelope Niven, "Carl Sandburg's Advice to Writers: Principles and Practice" Writing Workshop

    Carl Sandburg Birthplace, 313 East Third St.

Registration required: Email mbankes@sandburg.edu with your registration and workshop questions for Penelope Niven to answer. Cost for the workshop is $20. FREE for area high school and college students; to register, email mbankes@sandburg.edu or call 309.341.5328.