Writing

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library

Writers discuss how conflict shapes the content of their work, and the challenges of navigating divisions in society. The event, which will be held in ICPL's Meeting Room A, is free and open to... Read more

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Shambaugh House

Join us for a reading from fall residents Yu-Mei Balasingamchow and Chung Wenyin. Refreshments will be served.

Chung Wenyin is the author of story collections [Two People in One Day, The... Read more

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Join us for a reading from residents Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta and Marie Silkeberg, plus current MFA candidate in literary translation Patty Nash.

Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta is the author of... Read more

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Social worker and author Ryan Berg will read from his non-fiction book on LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. Kai McGee, of Iowa KidsNet and Four Oaks will speak about LGBTQ youth homelessness... Read more

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
High Ground Cafe

Join earthwords: the undergraduate literary review for a night of fresh literary work & coffee! Reader sign-up at 7:30.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

In a special event co-sponsored by the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, NWP graduate Aviya Kushner will read from The Grammar of God.  So often, the Bible is tirelessly quoted to validate an... Read more

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Steve Bratkovich and Iowa City baseball legend Bob Oldis will present Bratkovich’s new book, Bob Oldis: A Life in Baseball. Bob Oldis has been involved in professional baseball since 1949. He... Read more

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

In this special event sponsored by the IWP, Shahriar Mandanipour will read from his novel Censoring an Iranian Love Story. Mandanipour evokes a pair of young lovers who find each other  despite... Read more

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

In a special event sponsored by the Ida Beam Foundation, Tanya Luhrmann will talk about her book, When God Talks Back. A New York Times Notable Book, When God Talks Back is a bold approach to... Read more

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Paul will be discussing Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Theatre Building

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and the International Writing Program.

Global Express is a collaboration between the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts and the... Read more

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Dey House

Poet and translator Cole Swensen will read from her work at 8pm in the Frank Conroy Reading Room at the Writers' Workshop.

Cole Swensen is the author of more than ten collections of poetry... Read more

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:00am
Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building

Leslie Yazel is a 1993 Journalism & Mass Communications and English graduate who worked at the Daily Iowan and Des Moines Register during her time at the UI. Since then she has worked at... Read more

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Please join us for this special event for Iowa City author Sarah Prineas, who will read from and talk about her new book, Ash & Bramble. Prineas is best known for her Magic Thief series, and... Read more

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Iowa City Public Library

Sunil Iyengar, Director of the Office of Research & Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will give a public talk on the Economics of a Creative Economy.

Iyengar and... Read more

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Writers’ Workshop visiting faculty Rebecca Makkai will read from her new short story collection, Music for Wartime.  Ranging from comedy to tragedy to the surreal, from the world of academia to... Read more

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

The bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain will read from his long-awaited novel in which a boy trying to save his parents’ marriage uncovers a vast legacy of family secrets. A Sudden... Read more

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Iowa City Public Library

Bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker will talk about his latest book, A Sense of Style, at the Iowa City Public Library in a special event co-sponsored by the Iowa Nonfiction... Read more

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

New York Times bestselling author Jami Attenberg will talk about her  historical novel, Saint Mazie.  Book Riot says: Attenberg gives us the story of Mazie Phillips, the bawdy, brassy broad who... Read more

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 5:30pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

In a special event sponsored by the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, Wendy S. Walters will talk about her new book, Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal.  Recently published by... Read more

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