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Virtual Reading: Chloe Angyal in conversation with Brandon Taylor

Monday, May 10, 2021 7:00pm
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Please join us to celebrate the release of Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers Is Saving Ballet from Itself with a reading from author Chloe Angyal and conversation with Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life. Every day, in dance studios all across America, millions of little girls line up at the barre and take ballet class. Their time in the studio shapes their lives, instilling lessons about gender, power, the value of their bodies and minds, and their place in the world both in and…

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Virtual Reading: Chloe Angyal in conversation with Brandon Taylor

Monday, May 10, 2021 7:00pm
Virtual
Please join us to celebrate the release of Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers Is Saving Ballet from Itself with a reading from author Chloe Angyal and conversation with Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life. Every day, in dance studios all across America, millions of little girls line up at the barre and take ballet class. Their time in the studio shapes their lives, instilling lessons about gender, power, the value of their bodies and minds, and their place in the world both in and…

Virtual Reading: Donika Kelly & Mark Wunderlich

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:00pm
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Please join us for a virtual reading and conversation with Donika Kelly and Mark Wunderlich to celebrate their new books of poetry published by Graywolf Press.  Donika Kelly will read from The Renunciations,  and Mark Wunderlich will read from God of Nothingness, winner of the UNT Rilke Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. Oprah.com calls The Renunciations, "a lionhearted odyssey through the self, a casting aside of old mythologies and traumas in search of new stories fashioned from love and…
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The American Academy of Arts and Letters has honored five University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates and a former visiting faculty member with its 2021 awards!

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The Program Era Project from UI English is the first computational investigation of the Iowa Writers' Workshop next door.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Guggenheim Fellows, including those with Iowa connections: Sandra Lim, Stephen Kuusisto, Tracie Morris, Alexander Chee, and Tayari Jones!

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Oprah Announces New Book Club Picks: The Gilead Novels by Marilynne Robinson

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