Writers’ Workshop graduate Steven Sherrill will read from his long-awaited sequel to The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time. It’s taken 16 years, but the... Read more
Manuel Vilas will read from his poetry collection Great Vilas, recently published by Song Bridge Press. Translated from the Spanish by Pablo Rodríguez Balbontín and William F. Blair, it is his... Read more
Khaled Alkhamissi presents:
Citizen, Detective, Thief
(dir. Daoud Abdel Sayed; Egypt; 2001) [135 min]
Khaled Alkhamissi (Egypt) is the founder and president of the Quena... Read more
Stephanie Ash will read from her surprising and unconventional new novel, The Annie Year, published by Unnamed Press. This is a special in-conversation event with local author Cate Dicharry. ... Read more
Provenance research is an important museum practice that documents a chain of ownership from the creation of an object to the present. Interdisciplinary research by art historians, historians,... Read more
Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Yaa Gyasi will read from and talk about her New York Times best-selling novel, Homegoing. The novel, which has garnered a huge amount of attention, is the story of... Read more
All of our International Writing Program Fall Residents will share impressions of their time in the United States during this perennial IWP favorite.
Join us for this panel discussion at... Read more
Poet Jean Valentine will read from her work on Friday, 10/28, at 4pm, in an event sponsored by the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Jean Valentine's latest book is Shirt in Heaven, her thirteenth,... Read more
IWP Fall Residents zp Dala (South Africa) and Galit Dahan Carlibach (Israel) will read from their works. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
zp (Priya)... Read more
Chuck Collins will read from Born of Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good. Born into the one percent, Collins... Read more
No Shame Theatre provides everyone the opportunity to express themselves in a non-judgmental environment while providing entertainment for those who just want to watch. None shall be discriminated... Read more
Creative Writing Master Classes
Free, one-shot, two-Hour classes open to everyone!
Presented by the Nonfiction Writing Program
Reserve your spot! Register for classes at... Read more
Iowa native Dan Kellams will read from Mistaken for a King: Sketches of a Small-Town Boyhood.
This collection of essays distills the essence of childhood when kids roamed free as sparrows. ... Read more
A memorial event for the writer James Alan McPherson, a graduate and long-time faculty member of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Speakers will include Marilynne Robinson, James Galvin, Brooks Landon,... Read more
Come to hear and meet writers from all over the world! This Sunday, IWP Fall Residents Stephanos Stephanides (Cyprus), Mara Genschel (Germany), and Jade Jones (USA), a student from the UI graduate... Read more
Please join us for this free event at the Englert Theatre with New York Times best-selling author Colson Whitehead.
Whitehead will read from and talk about his new novel, The Underground... Read more
Josh Bell and V.V. Ganeshananthan, both visiting faculty members at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, will read from their work on Friday, 11/4, at 8pm in the Frank Conroy Reading Room.
Poet... Read more
Poet and Ida Beam Visiting Professor D.A. Powell will read from his work on Thursday, November 10, at 8pm, at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
D. A. Powell is the author of five books of poetry... Read more
Joe Palca will discuss creativity, innovation, and the translation of science as part of the Public Policy Center's Forkenbrock Series and the Office of Research and Economic Development's ... Read more