ImageNoted Author & Filmmaker Coming to the Quad CitiesDo you pinch your dollars until they scream? Are you being pinched by an excessive work load? Do you ever wonder if human expansion will leave room for nature? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then we have a unique Literary Arts Residency for you!  On October 18-21 author and independent filmmaker, John de Graaf will engage his audiences with topics such as Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic, Take Back Your Time, and On Nature’s Terms. John is the co-author of the best-selling book and award-winning PBS special, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. He is the editor of the book, Take Back Your Time and the national coordinator of “Take Back Your Time Day.” John is an expert on issues of overwork and over-consumption in America. He has worked with KCTS-TV, the Seattle PBS affiliate, for 23 years as an independent producer of television documentaries. More than 15 of his programs have been broadcast in prime time nationally on PBS. He is also the recipient of more than 100 regional, national, and international awards for filmmaking.Public Events:Documentary Filmmaking- October 19 at 6:00 p.m., St. Ambrose University, O’Keefe Library, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. A special interactive lecture and Q/A event for screenwriters and film-makers.Take Back Your Time- October 20 at 7:00 p.m., Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 E. Rusholme, Davenport. Interactive lecture and Q/A.Affluenza; The All Consuming Epidemic- October 21 at 2:00 pm, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street, Moline. Interactive lecture and Q/A.On Nature’s Terms- October 21 at 7:00 pm, Putnam Museum, Palmer Lecture Hall, 1717 West 12th Street, Davenport. Screening of a new documentary promoting the protection of predators and their ecosystems with discussion and Q/A.This program is sponsored in part by the Evergreen Foundation.

Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development, and celebration of the arts and humanities. All Quad City Arts programs are partially supported by Festival of Trees; Quad City Arts Partners; and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.