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Craft Talk with Kevin Brockmeier

Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:00pm
Dey House
The Writers' Workshop presents a craft talk with Kevin Brockmeier. In addition to his latest book, The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories, Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The IlluminationThe Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer; the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery; and a memoir of his seventh-grade year called A Few Seconds of Radiant...

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Craft Talk with Kevin Brockmeier promotional image

Craft Talk with Kevin Brockmeier

Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:00pm
Dey House
The Writers' Workshop presents a craft talk with Kevin Brockmeier. In addition to his latest book, The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories, Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The IlluminationThe Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer; the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery; and a memoir of his seventh-grade year called A Few Seconds of Radiant...
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Live from Prairie Lights | Stephen Markley in conversation with Kevin Brockmeier

Friday, January 27, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Writers’ Workshop graduate and author of the best-selling novel, Ohio, Stephen Markley will read from his new novel, The Deluge. "This is a stunning achievement that may earn a place among dystopian and apocalyptic classics like 1984 and On the Beach. And perhaps most of all, it’s an unflinching and utterly compelling call to action to prevent an all-too-possible future."—Library Journal Stephen Markley is the acclaimed author of Ohio, the memoir Publish This Book and the travelogue Tales of...
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International Writing Program 2022 Spring Residency alum Shehan Karunatilaka longlisted for the Booker Prize!

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Congratulations to University of Iowa professors Melissa Febos and Donika Kelly, both finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards

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Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is on Obama's summer reading list!

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Sallie Fullerton, an Iowa Workshop alum, won a 2022-23 Fulbright Study/Research grant in Creative Writing to Canada!

Congratulations to former visiting faculty member Joy Williams! Winner of the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

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Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop Lan Samantha Chang has been named a 2021-22 Berlin Prize Fellow, awarded to scholars, writers, and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their field!

Congratulations to Jane Wong, Ann Patchett, Joy Williams, Michelle Gil-Montero, Kelsi Vanada, and Lisa Wells, on the longlists for PEN America's 2022 Literary Awards

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