Writing

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

International Writing Program residents Sabata-mpho Mokae (South Africa) and Anja Utler (Germany) will read from their work.

Mokae is the author of the poetry collection Escaping Trauma (... Read more

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
Dey House

Poet and fiction writer Ben Lerner will read from his new novel, 10:04.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Elizabeth Arnold and Ali Cobby Eckermann will read from their poetry.  

Arnold has published four books of poems, The Reef, Civilization, Effacement, and Life. Her poems have appeared in... Read more

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
Dey House

Visiting faculty members at the Iowa Writers' Workshop Bennett Sims and Mary Szybist will read from their work. 

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

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 - 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

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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