Writing

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Writers’ Workshop graduate Kevin Boyle will read from his new collection of poems, Astir.

“Rich in detail and attentive in focus, Kevin Boyle’s poems rock back and forth between tenderness... Read more

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Cheri Register will read from her new book, The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape. Before 1900, Freeborn County, Minnesota’s Big Marsh provided a wealth of resources for the neighboring... Read more

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Lambda Award–winning Cedar Rapids poet Valerie Wetlaufer will read from her much-anticipated second collection of poems, Call Me by My Other Name. This fierce, unforgettable book about bodies and... Read more

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Garrard Conley will talk about his new book, Boy Erased: A Memoir, with Iowa City author Garth Greenwell. 

The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small-town... Read more

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

In this special event, two recent graduates of The University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop will read from their new books. 

Anna Noyes will read from Goodnight, Beautiful Women. Charles... Read more

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Juliet Patterson will read from Epilogue, her intimate narration of her experience of her father's death by suicide and her subsequent inquiry into his actions. Like the best work done at soul... Read more

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Judy Polumbaum will present a slide talk of her new book, Juxtapositions: Images from the Newseum Ted Polumbaum Photo Collection.

Using the motif of paired pictures, this volume of... Read more

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Iowa City landscaping design professional Judy Nauseef will talk about and show slides from her new book, Gardening with Native Plants in the Upper Midwest, published by University of Iowa Press... Read more

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

In a special event sponsored by Between the Lines, a part of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, American, Arabic and Russian poets Dora Malech, Karim Alrawi and Alisa Ganieva... Read more

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Theodore Wheeler, Tyrone Jaeger and Dave Madden will read from their new books, Bad Faith, So Many True Believers, and If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There. The reading is a collaboration between... Read more

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

In a special event sponsored by The Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, Vu Tran will read from his highly acclaimed novel, Dragonfish.

“Is this an immigrant saga disguised as a crime novel, or a... Read more

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Poets Rachel Moritz and John Koethe will read from their work.

Rachel Moritz will read from Borrowed Wave. This debut collection explores the terrain of memory and desire as it’s mapped... Read more

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Hannah Pittard will read from Listen to Me, a modern gothic novel about a marriage and road trip gone hauntingly awry.

Mark and Maggie's annual drive east to visit family has gotten off to... Read more

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Sandra Scofield will read from Mysteries of Love and Grief: Reflections on a Plainswoman’s Life. Mysteries of Love and Grief is the story of Scofield’s grandmother, who, widowed at thirty and left... Read more

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Master storyteller and author of the classic Montana 1948, Larry Watson, will read from his new novel, As Good as Gone.  

In this stirring new novel, protagonist Calvin Sidey is a cowboy of... Read more

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Authors Mary Hickman and Ameena Hussein will read from their work in this special reading sponsored by the University of Iowa’s Between the Lines program.

Mary Hickman is a graduate of the... Read more

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Kodi Scheer will read from her crossover Y/A novel, Midair.  

“In this gripping novel of both suspense and regret, revenge and sorrow, the dark hearts of teenage girls search for weakness... Read more

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Author, activist, and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams will read from The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine... Read more

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
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James Magruder will read from his third book, Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall.  

"In Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall, James Magruder combines the sexual trysting and guilty pleasures of a... Read more

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