Writing

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Vi Khi Nao will read from her new book of poetry The Old Philosopher, winner of the 2014 Nightboat Books Poetry Prize. The Old Philosopher is enigmatic, sexual, biblical, anachronistic, political... Read more

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Prairie Lights Bookstore

Walter Benjamin (1892—1940) was a German philosopher and cultural critic and one of the most important theorists of the 20th century. These 73 poems, written to mourn his friend Fritz Heinle,... Read more

Thursday, May 5, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
University of Iowa Main Library

The Friends of the University of Iowa Libraries will host Michael Blanding, author of bestseller The Map Thief, the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing... Read more

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Writers’ Workshop graduate Tony Tulathimutte will read from Private Citizens, called "the first great millennial novel" by New York Magazine.  Capturing the anxious, self-aware mood of young... Read more

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Writers’ Workshop graduate Alexander Chee will read from Queen of the Night, a mesmerizing novel that follows one woman’s rise from circus rider to courtesan to world-renowned diva. Lilliet Berne... Read more

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 3:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Local artist Jennifer Black Reinhardt will present Yaks Yak, a delightful new book she has illustrated, by Linda Sue Park. Learn about the art of illustration as she shares a PowerPoint... Read more

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

University of Iowa Associate Professor of Journalism David O. Dowling will read from his new book, Surviving the Essex: The Afterlife of America’s Most Storied Shipwreck. Surviving the Essex... Read more

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

december literary and arts magazine will celebrate the release of its newest issue with readings by current and former University of Iowa faculty and Writers’ Workshop graduates Marvin Bell,... Read more

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing graduating Certificate in Writing students! The event will feature a select number of students... Read more

Friday, May 13, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our graduating Certificate in Writing students! The event will feature a select number of students reading from and discussing their Capstone... Read more

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 12:00pm
First Presbyterian Church, 2071 Rochester Ave., Iowa City, IA 52245

Robert R. Cargill, University of Iowa assistant professor of classics and religious studies, will speak at the Iowa City First Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Cargill will talk about his new book... Read more

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Current Writers’ Workshop student Anaïs Duplan will read from her new book of poetry, Take This Stallion, published by Brooklyn Arts Press.

"I have never before read a book like Anaïs... Read more

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Iowa City author and musician Joseph Brisben will read from his newly published work of fiction, Marvin’s Garden.

“Marvin’s Garden is a refreshing take on a story that is all-too familiar... Read more

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Best-selling author Craig Johnson will read from his new book, The Highwayman: A Longmire Story. In Highwayman, Wyoming Highway Patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing... Read more

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 5:00pm
Coralville Public Library

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill will talk about and sign copies of his new book, The Fireman, at the Coralville Public Library. The Fireman is a novel about a terrifying... Read more

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

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