The Ozarks Studies Institute will host a free and open-to-the-public discussion with author Todd Parnell as part of its ongoing author talk series.
During the talk, Parnell will discuss two of his recently published books: “The Posse: A Story of Love – And Resistance” and “Cure.” For every $20 donated to the Ozarks Studies Institute, attendees can take home a signed novel by Parnell.
About the Books
More on the Author
Todd Parnell is the retired president of Drury University and founding CEO of THE BANK in Springfield. An award-winning author, Parnell was inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame in 2012. Parnell is also a renowned civic leader and environmental advocate, having served as co-founder of the Upper White River Basin Foundation and retired chairman of the Missouri Clean Water Commission.
The Ozarks Studies Institute, an initiative of the MSU Libraries, seeks to preserve the history and culture of the Ozarks by fostering a comprehensive knowledge of Ozarks people and their heritage.
The OSI’s author talk series is part of the university’s scholarly content leading up to its participation in the 2023 Smithsonian Institution’s Folklife Festival. The festival will feature the history and culture of the Ozarks region, presented in part by Missouri State, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.