School, center to host author

Published 9:00 am Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Bolan Schoolhouse & Cultural Center in Kensett will host a return visit of author Karl Schaper.

According to a press release, Schaper spoke at the fall Veterans Day themed program, and this educational program will be a continuation of that talk, but more informal with questions welcome at any time.

The event will be at 2 p.m. April 7 in the lower level of the schoolhouse for an hour and will be followed with homemade pie, bars, ice cream, coffee and lemonade. Freewill donations will be accepted.

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Schaper has obtained a large map of Europe and will be able to point out the real places he refers to in his book and places he grew up. The German immigrant, now a United States citizen from Nora Springs, Iowa, will talk briefly about his time as a teenager in Germany during the Hitler domination, World War II and the Iron Curtain. The program will focus more on lighthearted stories about his impressions and experiences in coming to America and to Iowa in 1957.

Schaper wrote a book about a character in his own image; a tale written to be enjoyed by teens as well as adults, the release stated. His novel, “The Three Towers of Home” will also be available for sale and autographing following the program. For those who have read his book, he will answer questions in regards to the historical fiction, the release states.

For more information, visit or contact Lori Willert at 641-903-9472 or