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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 139

Inside the Blanket Fort
SIU Press
SIU Press
Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 139 (8/10/23)

Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort as we go “Back to School with SIU Press” and discussing titles related to education.

This week, we sit down with the authors of Son of Southern Illinois: Glenn Poshard’s Life in Politics and Education, the first biography of Glenn Poshard, which traces the life of a young man who rose from rural poverty in Southern Illinois to become a United States congressman and President of the Southern Illinois University system. This profound portrait unveils a life and career dedicated to making higher education affordable and improving the quality of life for the community of Southern Illinois. The first part of our conversation with Carl Walworth and Glenn Poshard, who worked together to bring this incredible book to life.

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Mandi is the author of six published novels, two short fiction collections, and numerous short stories. She earned her BA and MFA in creative writing from SIU.<br/>