Iowa author Ruth Suckow's lecture at the University of Northern Iowa, "What is a Story," was held June 28, 1943. Over 500 people attended the session, which was part of a summer discussion of American Literature. Suckow had also assisted in a creative writing course on campus the previous spring.
More information about Ruth Suckow can be located on the Suckow page of the community Cedar Falls Authors Festival website.
Additional information can be found at the Ruth Suckow Memorial Association website and in the Collection Guide for the papers of Ruth Suckow located in the Special Collections Department at the University of Iowa Libraries.
The Ruth Suckow Memorial Association ( http://www.ruthsuckow.org/) has obtained the permission of Suckow's executor, Barbara Camamo, to present three of her stories on the web so they are readily available to teachers for nonprofit, educational (classroom) purposes. The stories, linked here, are "A Start in Life, " " A Rural Community," and "The Crick."