Writing

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Chemistry Building

A Q&A session with singer/songwriter, Eric Paslay. He will be speaking about a variety of aspects in the music business/ industry.  His tour manager, Steve Bryan, will also be joining him and... Read more

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Shambaugh House

Head down to Shambaugh House for a reading by IWP residents Cynthia Edul (Argentina) and Boaz Gaon (Israel)! Cynthia’s plays Miami, Bonsai Family, The Tour, and A dónde van los corazones rotos... Read more

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 4:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Join IWP residents Yeow Kai Chai (Singapore) and Franca Treur (Netherlands), along with current Iowa Writers’ Workshop MFA candidate James Yu, for a reading of their work! Yeow is the author of... Read more

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Artist, writer, and curator Matt Freedman will read from his memoir, Relatively Indolent But Relentless: A Cancer Treatment Journal. Freedman underwent radiation and chemotherapy at Massachusetts... Read more

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Seattle literary and culinary darling Kate Lebo will talk about her new cookbook, Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour and Butter. Learn the tricks to making enviable baked goods and gluten-free... Read more

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Writers’ Workshop graduates Lauren Haldeman and Bridgette Bates will read from their new books of poetry published by Rescue Press.

Haldeman will work from her inventive debut, Calenday.... Read more

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Local author Joseph Dobrian will read from his new novel, Ambitions.

Ambitions is family drama, set in the fictional town of State City, Iowa. State City is Iowa City with a twist: Instead... Read more

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:00pm

The Human Body Series is a monthly reading series that features poets from Iowa City and across the United States. Human Body is designed to provide a forum where all who enjoy contemporary poetry... Read more

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid will read from and talk about This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, a question-and-answer-style book for parents hoping to understand and communicate with... Read more

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

John D’Agata will present a reading from the new anthology We Might As Well Call It the Lyric Essay by some of its editors, Gemma de Choisy, Larry Ypil, Helen Rubinstein, and Josh Wheeler. 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Pushcart prize-winning poet and translator Gillian Conoley will read from her new book of poetry, Peace, from Omnidawn Press, and recent translation of Belgian-born writer Henri Michaux’s work,... Read more

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:00pm
Dey House

Iowa Writers' Workshop Director and Professor of Fiction Lan Samantha Chang will read from her work with Visiting Professor of Poetry Elizabeth Willis.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Kids from Iowa Youth Writing Project will read their stories along with volunteers who will provide reflections on their work with the IYWP. Afterward, a reception honoring IYWP volunteers will... Read more

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 12:30pm to Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:30am
Public Space One

Girls 8-18 are invited to participate in a songwriting workshop presented by Girls Rock! and the IYWP. Come strum a guitar, bang on drums, and write some killer lyrics that you’ll perform... Read more

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