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Ryan Allen

Ryan Allen is an artist, advocate, writer, teacher, consultant, coach, and co-owner of Lumin Therapy, LLC, which provides integrative healthcare and education to underserved and underrepresented individuals, families, and communities. He is the author of two books of poetry and a spoken word album, Closer To It. A former editor for The Briar Cliff Review, regular contributor to Siouxland Magazine, and co-editor of On Common Ground: Learning and Living in the Loess Hills, Allen lives in Sioux City, Iowa.

Featured title: On Common Ground: Learning and Living in the Loess Hills 


  • Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 3:15 p.m.Writing the Natural World: Readings from On Common Ground – The Lodge, Russell Room
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 4:30 p.m. Author Signing Event – The Lodge, Bullock & Roosevelt Rooms

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