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Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom: Gregory Brown in conversation with Mark Mayer

Monday, March 8, 2021 7:00pm
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Please join us for a reading with Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate Gregory Brown to celebrate the release of his debut novel, The Lowering Days and a conversation with Mark Mayer, author of Aerialists. To join this virtual event, register here. Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls and Chances Are... says of the novel, ​“In The Lowering Days, Gregory Brown gives us a lush, almost mythic portrait of a very specific place and time that feels all the more universal for its…

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Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom: Gregory Brown in conversation with Mark Mayer promotional image

Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom: Gregory Brown in conversation with Mark Mayer

Monday, March 8, 2021 7:00pm
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Please join us for a reading with Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate Gregory Brown to celebrate the release of his debut novel, The Lowering Days and a conversation with Mark Mayer, author of Aerialists. To join this virtual event, register here. Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls and Chances Are... says of the novel, ​“In The Lowering Days, Gregory Brown gives us a lush, almost mythic portrait of a very specific place and time that feels all the more universal for its…

Loren Glass in conversation with Ann Powers

Friday, March 12, 2021 7:00pm
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Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom Please join us to celebrate the release of Tapestry with author and University of Iowa professor Loren Glass, in conversation with NPR Music Critic and Correspondent, Ann Powers To join this virtual event, register here. Carole King's Tapestry is both an anthemic embodiment of second-wave feminism and an apotheosis of the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter sound and scene. And these two elements of the album's historic significance are closely related insofar as…

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Yaa Gyasi

Award-winning author Yaa Gyasi received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2014.

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Spanish Creative Writing MFA

The Spanish Creative Writing MFA supports students while they create poetry & fiction in Spanish.

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Jericho Brown & Amber Dermont reading

Listen to this archive of the 2015 Visiting Writers-in-Residence Reading, featuring Jericho Brown and Amber Dermont.

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