Drake Community Press

The Drake Community Press produces attractive full-color, illustrated editions serving a community readership on issues of concern to Iowans; partners with Iowa organizations to promote positive interaction and community betterment; and provides students with practical knowledge of book editing and production with a cross-disciplinary and collaborative focus.

This curriculum- and community-based literary initiative is a unique opportunity for students from many academic disciplines to collaborate with their peers, professors, and community members in creating a book with, and on behalf of, a partnering community organization. In a digital age when the concept of books and authorship is in flux, the idea of a Press might take many forms. While physical books are still in demand, electronic, graphic, and hybrid forms, along with artisanal bookmaking, create exciting new possibilities for readers.

Offering students from a variety of disciplines the opportunity for experiential learning in humanistic areas of inquiry, professional preparation, and extended community engagement, the Press offers one way in which a Drake education is relevant to 21st, century learners.

For more information, please contact Carol Spaulding-Kruse, Professor of English. 

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The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University announced today that Professor Dennis Goldford has been named the Institute’s first Flansburg Fellow.