Brown Bag Lunch Discussions – Back by popular demand!

Back by popular demand! Brown Bag Lunch Discussions are hour-long sessions featuring local personalities and prominent figures from the artistic, cultural, historical, educational, and media sectors to present a range of topics that audiences can both enjoy and engage in via question and answer sessions that will follow each presentation. Seniors and retirees, second shift employees, and the general public will be able to access and learn about local history and culture in an engaging, entertaining, and educational format.

Brown Bag Discussions are held in the MWC offices on the ground floor of the Rock Island Public Library (410 19th St. Rock Island), and are free and open to everyone. Bring your lunch and join us for an invigorating discussion!

Fourth Wall Films Team Will Discuss “Writing for the Screen” at Brown Bag Lunch Discussion March 15th 

Our next event will feature Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, who will lead a discussion on “Writing for the Screen” which will give an overview on writing for their documentary film projects and their new narrative film “Sons & Daughters of Thunder” which is based on a play by Earlene Hawley.

What: Brown Bag Lunch Discussion featuring Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films
When: Thursday, March 15, 11:30 pm-12:30
Where: Midwest Writing Center (ground floor, RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201
Cost: Free and open to the public

If you have any questions, call Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or email at

More Information about FOURTH WALL FILMS:

Fourth Wall Films’ Kelly & Tammy Rundle have been producing, writing, directing and editing documentaries and other media projects for over 25 years. Kelly and Tammy are the recipients of three Emmy® nominations, more than a dozen film festival awards, Telly awards, grant awards, and film festival Official Selections. They are the producers of the new award-winning documentary The Barn Raisers, which premiered at the Putnam Museum National Geographic Giant Screen and was an Official Selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival in Southern California. The film is just beginning its film festival tour in the U.S.

They are the producers of the Mid-America Emmy® nominated historical documentaries River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6, Letters Home to Hero Street (co-produced with WQPT) and Country School: One Room – One Nation, and the award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary films Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg (co-produced with Garry McGee), Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3, and Villisca: Living with a Mystery.

Fourth Wall Films was recently commissioned to produce the Visitors Center film for South Dakota’s newest state park: Good Earth at Blood Run. Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City premiered in May of 2017 and combines interviews with representatives of the Omaha, Ponca, Ioway and Otoe tribes and other scholars, 1650-era reenactments, nature cinematography with computer animation to tell the story of the Native American National Historic Site with ties to Pipestone National Monument. Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City is among thirty films officially selected for exhibition at the Archaeology Channel International Film Festival in Eugene, Oregon. The festival received 800 submittals from around the world.

The Rundles are in production on part one of their documentary series Hero Street, USA. They also are in post-production on their first docudrama Sons & Daughters of Thunder, which tells the unforgettable true story of the beginning of the end of slavery in America.

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The Brown Bag Discussion Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Regional Development Authority and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.