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Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Books

The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works... Read more

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Meeting Rooms A,B,C,D

Prairie Lights and the Iowa City Public Library present Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief and The Messenger, to read from his recent novel, Bridge of Clay

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00pm

A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residents. Free and open to the public, just... Read more

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, October 26, 2019 (All day)
Medical Education Research Facility

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host our 13th annual three-day conference focusing on the links between medicine and the arts. We feature a refreshing... Read more

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm
Old Capitol Museum
Senate Chamber

Too often in storytelling--especially scientific storytelling--writers present case studies instead of stories, to the detriment of patients and readers. So how do we eschew mediocrity, find truly... Read more

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
upstairs

David Hamilton, author of A Certain Arc and former editor of The Iowa Review, will read at 7pm on October 24 at Prairie Lights Books. This reading, sponsored by The Nonfiction... Read more

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Meeting Room A

Writers often create characters different from themselves. When such a character “belongs” to a distinct, recognizable group—perhaps a minority—challenges may arise. What is the writer’s... Read more

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Shambaugh House

Iowa City’s best multilingual reading series with bagels! Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, International Writing Program (IWP) HQ. Please join us for readings by two IWP... Read more

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Medical Education Research Facility
2117

This event is part of The Examined Life Conference, but is open to the public.  

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Books

Sundays this fall:
The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of... Read more

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
FilmScene

A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents. Free and open to the public, just like the rest of IWP's events. Stay... Read more

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Senate Chamber

The Nonfiction Writing Program is pleased to present acclaimed writer, journalist, and activist Barbara Ehrenreich whose latest book, Natural Causes, won the 2019 Krause... Read more

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Meeting Room A

How does travel-induced anxiety, inspiration, or memories made on-the-go influence the writing process? What persona emerges as daily routines disappear? Are there forms and genres more suited to... Read more

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
Space Place Theater

Graduate student choreographers at the University of Iowa Department of Dance take the work of IWP writers beyond words. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Books

The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works... Read more

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
FilmScene

A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents. Free and open to the public, just like the rest of IWP's events. Stay... Read more

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Second floor

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate and award-winning playwright Regina Porter will read from her debut novel, The Travelers.  "In The Travelers, generations of two families--one... Read more

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Second floor

Fiction reading

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Second floor

Writers’ Workshop graduate Carmen Maria Machado will read from In the Dream House, published by Graywolf Press. Author Garth Greenwell will join her to talk about the book.   “Wrought... Read more

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Books

The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works... Read more

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