Writing

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

The new chair of English PEN Maureen Freely, novelist, journalist, translator and activist, visiting UI as an Ida Beam Distinguished Professor, will read and talk about her fiction and translation... Read more

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Maureen Freely—novelist, journalist, translator and activist, visiting UI as an Ida Beam Distinguished Professor—will read and talk about her fiction and translation work.  

Freely is the... Read more

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Writers’ Workshop graduates Caroline Manring and Julie Joosten will read from their new books of poetry.

Manring will read from Manual for Extinction, published by The National Poetry... Read more

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Kevin Clouther and Mike Meginnis will read from their new fiction, We Were Flying to Chicago, and Fat Man and Little Boy, published by Black Balloon Press.

Clouther, an Iowa Writers’... Read more

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Edan Lepucki will read from her bestselling dystopian novel, California, which tells tells the apocalyptic story of a young couple, Cal and Frida, who flee a... Read more

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 5:00pm
Shambaugh House

Head down to Shambaugh House for a reading by IWP residents Daren Kamali (New Zealand) and Kinana Issa (Syria). Daren Kamali began performing as a musician and street poet, later putting out the... Read more

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
Iowa City Public Library

Maureen Freely, a 2014 Ida Beam Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa International Writing Program, will speak on censorship. 

Freely is the president of English PEN, a global... Read more

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Lin Enger will read from The High Divide.  

Ulysses Pope has left his family behind on the far edge of Minnesota’s western prairie with only the briefest of... Read more

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Sponsored by Cyborg Support Group Reading Series.

Come hear Joseph Massey, Emily Wilson, Yeow Kai Chai, and Suzanne Cody read from their work.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Longtime Iowa City resident Gerhild Krapf will do a reading from Ring Around the Poesy, A Cycle of Children's Poems and Illustrations, which she wrote and illustrated.  

Inspired in part by... Read more

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Join IWP residents Binayak Banerjee (India), Mamle Kabu (Ghana), along with current Iowa Writers’ Workshop MFA candidate Andy Axel, at Prairie Lights Bookstore & Café for a reading of their... Read more

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Cristina Henriquez will read from her novel, The Book of Unknown Americans. This extraordinary novel offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be... Read more

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Englert

In an special event at the Englert Theatre, Nonfiction Writing Program graduates Tim Denevi and Jennifer Percy will talk about their books written from the frontlines of mental illness.  

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Merritt Tierce will read from her novel, Love Me Back.  

Roxane Gay says, "Merritt Tierce's debut novel, Love Me Back, is a gorgeous, dirty razor of prose—... Read more

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Ten minute slices of poetry and other writings.

Read your poetry or that of a favorite author at this monthly event. Other writing welcome, too. Ten minute segment for each person.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 7:30pm
Pomerantz Center

Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, the 2014 One Community, One Book selection, will speak as part of the Iowa City Book Festival.

Born in Mexico, Reyna was two years... Read more

Saturday, October 4, 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, October 5, 2014 - 2:30pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Iowa’s simple, elegant natural beauty has brought inspiration to writers and visual artists for generations. Many of the works that make Iowa City a City of Literature celebrate our surrounding... Read more

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Ten minute slices of poetry and other writings.

Read your poetry or that of a favorite author at this monthly event. Other writing welcome, too. Ten minute segment for each person.

... Read more

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Mary Swander, Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa and Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate, will read from her new work.

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